Thursday, November 12, 2009

Benson tries to be first RB running for 100 yards against Steelers

For this season, no NFL running back has managed to run for 100 yards against the Pittsburgh Steers’ Steel Curtain defense. But that won’t stop the Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson making the latest attempt to be the first in doing so.

Running backs failing to achieve the goal included: Adrian Peterson, LaDainian Tomlinson, Chris Johnson, Jamal Lewis, Steve Slaton, Brandon Jacobs, Steve Jackson and Clinton Portis. And Benson himself also failed once in Week 3’s game.

But different from the running backs in other teams' NFL jerseys, Benson has been supposed to be one of the biggest challengers to the Steelers’ streak. Having 837 yards on a league-high 198 carries, Benson is second to Johnson in yardage. For this season, he has had three 100-yard games, including 120 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, 189 yards against the Chicago Bears in Week 7 and 117 yards against the Baltimore Ravens again in Week 9. He was also the first running back to break Ravens’ 100-yard streak.

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