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(Cross Posted at UFSL)
Watching the Bengals-Ravens game on Sunday I was starting to worry.Â I mean Carson Palmer and the Bungle offense looked atrocious.Â And sure enough, Palmer ended up with 3 measly points.Â (Maurice Jones-Drew was disappointing as well with only 4).Â That should teach me to pick a Bengal (I am a life long Steeler fan).
But as fate would have it, I still won (87-68).Â Plaxico Burress, Hines Ward, and Lee Evans all had good games; exceeding their projected point levels.Â And of course the Purple Jesus Adrian Peterson kicked in double digits even in a losing cause.
But I have to admit what really helped was that Brad had Kevin Curtis and Willis McGahee neither of whom saw action.Â Toss in a terrible day for Braylon Edwards, in a ugly loss for Cleveland, and he couldn’t win despite a nice game by Drew Brees.
I will take the 87 points and the win.Â That point total would have been good enough to win all but two games in our league.Â But I am not going trust Carson Palmer again until I have some concrete evidence that the Bengals can score some points.Â Sunday they could barely make first downs.
At least unlike Ben I didn’t lose a critical player for the season.Â But I will have to get better at QB to compete with the top teams given that a couple of you topped 120 points.
I won’t tease Brad to hard about the zeros from Curtis and McGahee as I am apt to pull the same thing myself at least once this season.