KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Kansas CIty, Missouri. The Chiefs defeated the Packers 19-14. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
In last year's Wek 15 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Green Bay Packers, there were only 15 rushes from the Packers. They had the best quarterback in football so it made sense that they stuck to what they did best and that was pass the ball.
But moving ahead to this year, the Packers are quietly putting together a run game. I asked Kevin over at our Packers blog, Acme Packing Company, to tell me something about the Packers offense I don't know.
Green Bay has quietly become a very good run blocking team, and the Packers are probably going to run with Cedric Benson more than most people realize. I'm expecting Benson to get more carries than Ryan Grant got last season while James Starks goes from splitting time evenly with the starter to being a true backup.
A lot of fans want the team to throw more often than they do, but Mike McCarthy's commitment to maintaining some kind of balance keeps defenses honest and allows Aaron Rodgers to put up the gaudy numbers that he does.
Cedric Benson has looked good in his short time in Green Bay. The starters won't be playing much so this wont' be much of a test but IF this were a preseason game, stopping Benson would be a nice test for the Chiefs.
That pretty much sums up the preseason: If this game counted I would really enjoy it.
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