Brian Leonard: The “X’ Factor

June 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As Bengals fans are well aware, last year's offensive attack wasn't exactly a harmonious symphony. Clearly, Cedric Benson was the main cog on that side of the ball, but the aerial assault scared no one, and as the season wore on, and injuries developed, the offense gradually grew worse with each passing week.
However, there was one man who was able to rise above it all. When the team needed Brian Leonard, he was there.  I would go so far as to say that without his contributions, the Bengals not only would have missed out on a division title, but would have missed the playoffs altogether.  He was that clutch.
Lets rewind back to the end of September. The hated Pittsburgh Steelers were in town, and appeared to have yet another victory in the Queen City sealed and delivered.  The Bengals were driving into Pittsburgh territory, but were down to their last chance.
On fourth and 10, from the Pittsburgh 15 yard line with 18 seconds left, Palmer hooked up with Leo...

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