With the Indianapolis Colts coming into Paul Brown Stadium this weekend, sporting two of the league's top pass rushers and the league's 31st rushing defense, one would have to assume Cincinnati's rushing offense will have a major influence on the Bengals outcome Sunday afternoon.
Running back Cedric Benson has rushed for over 100 yards this season in two games, against the league's 25th rushing defense in Cleveland and the 29th rushing defense against Buffalo. Two of Benson's games where he recorded less than 100 yards rushing were top ten rushing defenses and his 59 yards rushing against the Denver Broncos was largely the result of the team's need to pass the football in the second half.
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green could have benefit from the Indianapolis Colts likely not having their top cornerback Jerraud Powers, who is dealing with a hamstring. The Colts have allowed 18 20-yard passes this season, three plays of 40 yards or more and three defenses have posted a higher opposing quarterback rating.
Based on how Cincinnati game plans against the Colts, we're fairly certain Cedric Benson could benefit against the Colts rushing defense.