On Sunday evening, Cedric Benson said he wasn't concerned about a foot injury that knocked him out…
'Happy and Grateful,' Benson Getting on Track
If hopes and expectations could be wrapped in an oblong leather package and stamped with an NFL logo, then that's what was really tossed to Cedric Benson last Sunday. On a first-and-10 play from New Orleans' 30-yard line, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers channeled a play rarely seen since the Mike Sherman era and delivered a one-handed shovel pass to his newest running back. Benson plucked the ball out of the air, pulled it close and took off to his left for 11 yards. Green Bay would score three plays later to go on top 21-7. The play was Benson's longest gain of the year and came on a day when he had his highest rushing total of the season — 84 yards — and his best yards-per-carry average of 4.7. His 22 receiving yards put him over 100 total yards for the second time this year as Green Bay won by an ulcer-inducing 28-27 score. That particular play was an assuring nod of confidence in Benson and his ever-growing role in the offense. "I'm so happy and grateful just to be...
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