Cincinnati Bengals: Week Five Report Card

Posted: 13th October 2009 by Russell Wight in NFL
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The Cincinnati Bengals are all alone atop the AFC North after last Sunday's 17-14 victory in Baltimore. Carson Palmer and the Cardiac Cats orchestrated another game-winning drive in the final seconds. á Offense Palmer completed 18-of-31 passes for 271 yards with one touchdown and one interceptionùthe latter being a 52-yard pick-six by Ed Reed in the first half. Palmer was tremendous on the final drive, making plays with his arm and feet. The Bengals were charged with three delay-of-game penalties and Palmer must be held accountable for that, even though it may not be entirely his fault. Cedric Benson broke a streak of 39 games by the Ravens defense of not allowing a 100-yard rusher. It has been a long time since I've seen a Bengals running back play as hard as Benson did. Grade: B á Def ...

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