McCarthy was conservative. NFL.com and NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported Monday night that Benson will be out approximately eight weeks with a Lisfranc injury, which would place his return somewhere around the first week of December -- if he doesn't need potentially season-ending surgery.
The Packers can't afford to lose a veteran back like Benson, who leads the team with 248 yards on 71 carries. Their next leading rusher, Alex Green, has just 57 yards and is representative of Green Bay's paper-thin backfield. You can't trek through the meat of your schedule throwing screens to Randall Cobb all day.