BenJarvus Green-Ellis—18 carries, 71 yards; 1 reception, 4 yards
The Law Firm had a considerably better game against Pittsburgh than he did against the Chicago Bears, but it was still mediocre at best. He collected 75 yards on 22 carries, well under four yards per carry.
No one expected Green-Ellis to be some 1,300-yard rusher in Cincinnati, so I guess his performance Monday night is about what we can hope for from him.
What you can say about Green-Ellis is that he is a power back who can pound the ball in from the goal line. Further, he did show at points last season that he can break loose for big runs. For now, he's the seasoned veteran on the team and should perform to his norm against Green Bay.
Giovani Bernard—9 carries, 67 yards, TD; 3 receptions, 23 yards
On Monday night, the Bengals' second-round selection came through in a big way, representing the lone offensive production from Cincinnati. Bernard saw considerably more action in Week 2, and boy did it pay off for Jay Gruden's offense.
What I've noticed about Bernard early on is how hard he hits the line when he gets the ball. Like a ball of fire, he takes off right through the line and past defenders, hence his success in his limited time.
He also was able to use his incredible speed to take a short pass 27 yards to the house in Monday night's game, and after what he showed, I don't expect him to see less time.
From here on out, expect Bernard's appearances and opportunities to increase.