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Alex Green has looked decent, but has yet to prove himself as a number one guy
The final reason that Cedric Benson must be healthy and play better if the Packers plan to succeed? Depth.
As I've mentioned, the Packers have gone with running back by committee for the last few years. We've seen Ryan Grant share carries and snaps with Brandon Jackson and James Starks. The Packers were able to use this three-headed monster of sorts to put together enough of a running game.
The Packers don't have that luxury this year. Jackson and Grant are gone and Starks is injured. Benson sits in the number one spot on the depth chart followed by Alex Green and Brandon Saine.
Green took the carries in the second half at Indy for the packers but has just 14 carries for 68 yards in his career (including his nine carries for 55 yards on Sunday).
Saine has a similar resume. In Brandon Saine's two years in the NFL he has amassed 18 carries for 68 yards.
Benson has to improve and play well if the Packers want to win because they don't have the players they had before. If Benson can't give them a spark out of the backfield, who can?