Cincinnati Bengals 2010: Cedric Benson Aims for Team Rushing Record

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Benson is coming off the best season of his five-year career after rushing for 1,251 yards and six touchdowns in 2009.
Now, he enters 2010 with a personal goal of his own. Along with helping his team reach the Super Bowl, he wants to break Rudi Johnson's single-season rushing record.
In 2005, Johnson set the team's franchise record by rushing for 1,458 yards on top of his 12 touchdowns. Considering Benson missed the mark by just 207 yards and finished eighth among running backs—despite playing in just 13 games—there's every reason to believe Benson has what it takes to accomplish his personal goal for 2010.
The argument can be made that Benson would already hold the record had he played in those three games. While he sat the regular-season finale against the Jets' top-ranked rushing defense to rest for the playoffs, he missed two games against the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns—who finished last season in th...

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