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The PackersÆ defense should thank Cedric Benson. What better way to prepare for facing Steven Jackson and Adrian Peterson than by giving up 141 yards, 12-yards at a time? Better to know your run defense needs work before youÆre in the midst of a two-week span against two of the NFLÆs most dangerous backs. ôSometimes youÆre going to have some bumps in the road,ö PackersÆ defensive line coach Mike Trgovac said of the run defense's poor performance against the Bengals. Wherever the bumps in the road were, they didnÆt stop Benson from rolling early in the game. He had six runs of 10 yards or more and averaged 4.9 yards a carry. The entire defense had guys making poor decisions, not giving enough effort, and missing tackles. But the PackersÆ defense showed some ability to adjust. ôMay ...

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