Cincinnati Bengals 2009 Prevew


Published: July 13, 2009

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... that the Bengals were considered an up and coming team out of the AFC North, and an outside favorite to contend for a deep run into the playoffs.

2008 did little to remind Bengal fans of the anomaly that was the 2005 season, as the franchise became the butt of many jokes around the league in regards to their inability to stay out of the daily police blotter.

The season couldn't have started any worse for the Bengals than it did a year ago. The Bengals got a tough break with two of their first three games on the road against Baltimore and the defending World Champion Giants, and had a game with 2008's best overall team in the regular season, the Tennessee Titans, sandwiched in between.

Not to mention, the health of Carson Palmer gradually went from bad to worse, in the first two starts the Bengals most important player threw for 94 and 134 yards respectively, while posting ratings of 32 and 43 in each contest.
Palmer would go on to st...

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