It was one of the worst games of the weekend, possibly the worst. Once again the offense looked out of sync. There’s really nothing else you can say about this game besides that Carolina may be the worst team in the NFL.
What’s up with Carson Palmer? Why is he getting worse? He went 19/37 for 195 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. Once again, he looked atrocious. He’s making mental mistakes, and just simply not throwing good balls out to his receivers.
Cedric Benson looked good, although he only averaged 3.0 yards per carry. He finished the contest with two touchdowns (1 rush, 1 receiving). He had 27 carries for 81 yards. Benson scored his first touchdown on a one-yard plunge in the 1st quarter. He put the game away in the 4th with a 7-yard touchdown catch.
Rookie TE Jermaine Gresham continues to impress. He caught four balls for 59 yards.
While the offense continues to struggle, the defense has played well the last two weeks after being embarrassed in week one by New England. Carolina rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen made his first career start. He had no shot. Leon Hall did a great job covering Steve Smith. He even added an interception.
With the win, the Bengals snapped a five-game losing streak. They’re off to Cleveland to play the winless Browns next week.
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Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!