For the second time in the last two games the Bengals have played, Cedric Benson is nominated for the FedEx Ground Player of the game. He won it after the Bengals beat the Bears. In his last game, Benson recorded 117 yards rushing and a touchdown on 34 carries, becoming the first running back to record back-to-back 100-yard rushing games against the Baltimore Ravens defense since Ricky Williams did it in 2002-2003. Benson is also the first running back to record two 100-yard rushing efforts against the Ravens in the same season since Jerome Bettis did it in 1997. Note on the Bettis number: We're not 100% confident on that number. We ran through the history of Baltimore Ravens and could have easily missed something.
As a result, Benson is nominated with Titans running back Chris Johnson and Falcons running back Michael Turner for FedEx Ground Player of the Week.
|Cedric Benson||Baltimore||W, 17-7||34||117||1|
|Michael Turner||Redskins||W, 31-17||18||166||2|
|Chris Johnson||49ers||W, 34-27||25||135||2|
Benson has won the award twice already this season. The first against the Baltimore Ravens the first time (27-120-1) and the second against the Chicago Bears (37-189-1).
Remember, it's a fan vote. So put get Benson the votes to win it again! Vote, vote, vote.