Benson expected back for Bengals

Updated: December 1, 2009, 1:39 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Cedric Benson is expected back this weekend as the focal point of the Cincinnati Bengals' new run-based offense, one that's become quite adept at grinding down defenses.

Benson sat out Cincinnati's 16-7 victory against Cleveland on Sunday, the second consecutive game he missed because of a sprained hip. Newcomer Larry Johnson filled in and ran for 107 yards, showing he's got a lot left to give the Bengals (8-3) -- if they choose to use him.

Coach Marvin Lewis ...

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