Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay to a big first half Thursday night, running for 52 yards and two touchdowns for a 27-13 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
The MVP quarterback got the Packers (No. 1 in the AP Pro32) moving at full speed. He went 12 of 22 for 154 yards while leading the Packers to 245 yards and a 17-6 halftime lead. He also scrambled six times, scoring on runs of 12 and 5 yards.
Running back Cedric Benson made his Packers debut against his former team and ran six times for 38 yards.
The Bengals (No. 14) played their starters into the third quarter but they couldn't get a touchdown, failing even on a first-and-goal from the 1-yard line.
CINCINNATI (WAOW) - The Green Bay Packers will hit the road for their third preseason game of the year. It's expected to be the most important preseason game yet, as the starters will likely see more playing time.
The Packers head to Cincinnati with a 0-2 preseason record facing the 2-0 Bengals.
According to the Green Bay Packers Dope Sheet the last two times the Packers played the Bengals, Cincinnati won. On September 20, 2009 the Bengals took a regular season win at Cincinnati 31-24. At their last regular season meeting at Lambeau, the Bengals won 21-14 in October 2005.
Meanwhile running back Cedric Benson is expected to see his first preseason play as a Green Bay Packer. Benson spent the last four seasons with the Bengals.
Kick off is at 6:00 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium. You can watch the game on WAOW Newsline 9, your official Packers station.