Cincinnati Bengals-Atlanta Falcons: Teams Look To Rebound in Week 7

October 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals were 10-6 a year ago, winning the AFC North while going unbeaten in six division games—no easy task in one of the NFL's toughest divisions.
Because of that, it would have been hard to imagine them sitting at 2-3 in Week 7 of the 2010 season and in serious danger of falling out of the playoff race rather early.
The Bengals made a splash in the offseason when they signed receiver Terrell Owens at the suggestions of fellow receiver Chad Ochocinco and quarterback Carson Palmer.
They already had a solid running game and a very good defense, it was thought, so this move would give them an elite offense, in turn making them an elite team.
But, as Chris Berman would say, "That's why they play the games."
Things haven't gone according to plan for Cincinnati.  A defense that was one of the best in 2009 has become average this year, ranking 13th in yards allowed per game and 16th in points allowed per game.
The D has been especially ...

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