Seeing how this NFL season has been characterized by surprises, I've based my midseason report on the surprises of the season, as well as predicting the second half and handing out my awards and All-Pro spots.
Five Surprise Players
Cedric Benson: If somebody said that Cedric Benson would be the league's second leading rusher on a 6-2 Bengals team at the start of last year, they would have been tested for drug use. Now that is a reality.
Benson has been incredibly good so far this year behind a vastly improved offensive line. Benson has had 100-yard rushing games in both contests against Baltimore, traditionally one of the best run defenses in the league. Running up the middle, right at Ngata and Lewis isn't exactly a formula for success, but Benson made Balt ...
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