While Brett Favre tries to silence the hostile Lambeau Field crowd and the Broncos, Colts and Saints attempt to stay undefeated, the Cincinnati Bengals are taking the weekend off and basking in the glory of their 5-2 start. The Bengals have not been perfectùindeed no team is in this day and ageùbut they have played well enough to win four games on their final possession and a fifth in blowout fashion. Cincinnati has risen to the top of the AFC North with a tried and true blueprint of a stingy defense and a strong game. The Bengal defenders have played extremely well overall, and Cedric Benson leads the league in rushing. Furthermore, quarterback Carson Palmer has rediscovered his fastball. The Bengals havenÆt started a season like this since 2005, the last time they made the playof ...
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