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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Cincinnati Enquirer Bengals Beat Writer Joe Reedy joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller to discuss the Steelers’ win over the Bengals, and Head Coach Marvin Lewis’ postgame comments in which he made it sound like the Bengals had come away with some sort of moral victory.
Reedy said there was something to take from the Bengals loss in that they were down 14-0, and past teams would have just packed it in, but this team stayed resilient and made it a game.
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Quarterbacks PHILIP RIVERS of the San Diego Chargers, BEN ROETHLISBERGER
of the Pittsburgh Steelers and KURT WARNER of the Arizona Cardinals are
the finalists for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week honors for games
played on November 8 – 9, while running backs CEDRIC BENSON of the
Cincinnati Bengals, CHRIS JOHNSON of the Tennessee Titans, and MICHAEL
TURNER of the Atlanta Falcons are the finalists for the FedEx Ground NFL
Player of the Week, the NFL announced today.
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A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week finalists:
· San Diego’s PHILIP RIVERS completed 24 of 36 passes for 209
yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions in the Chargers’ 21 – 20
win over the New York Giants. Rivers led an 80-yard touchdown drive in
the final two minutes of the game to get the win.
· Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 21 of 29 passes for
233 yards and three touchdowns with one interception in the Steelers’
28-10 win over the Denver Broncos.
· Arizona’s KURT WARNER threw five touchdowns completing 22 of 32
passes for 261 yards in the Cardinals’ 41 – 21 win over the Chicago Bears.
A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week finalists:
· Cincinnati’s CEDRIC BENSON rushed 34 times for 117 yards and one
touchdown in the Bengals’ 17 – 7 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
· Tennessee’s CHRIS JOHNSON rushed 25 times for 135 yards and two
touchdowns in the Titans’ 34 – 27 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
· Atlanta’s MICHAEL TURNER rushed 18 times for 166 yards and two
touchdowns in the Falcons’ 31 – 17 win over the Washington Redskins.
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This week kicks off another entry of our fantasy football prediction blog. The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals. This may be a more difficult game than what most Steelers fans are anticipating. The Bengals have 3 straight division games starting with the Steelers so expect them to try to set the tone against the Steelers.
Ben Roethlisberger – Big Ben will rebound just fine against the Bengals defense. The offense struggled last week to put points up on the board but they were able to move the ball against a solid Bears defense. I see Big Ben and company putting up 27 points against the Bengals this week.
Hines Ward – Historically a Cincinnati killer (just ask Keith Rivers). Ward is closing in on his 10,000 yards receiving mark and it very well could happen this week against the Bengals.
Santonio Holmes – Holmes had one of his worst performances in recent memory last week. 3 dropped balls including a tough but catchable winning TD catch capped off a disappointing day for Holmes. Even though the weather was less than desirable and the field was messy, Holmes dropped several catchable balls that ended up as “drive killers”. I expect Holmes to rebound and post a solid overall performance with over 100 yards and a TD.
Parker / Mendenhall – Parker has been the most disappointing player on the team so far this season. He’s not running the ball with any authority and he’s been “tip toeing” to the line of scrimmage. Mendenhall might steal some of Parker’s opportunities and rightfully so. It’s time for one of these two to step up and provide some sort of rushing attack. The Bengals run defense has struggled so this might be a good game to get this offense going.
Heath Miller – Miller continues to be one of Roethlisberger’s favorite targets. He’s consistent, has great hands, and picks up first downs. With the offensive line struggling, Miller is a nice safety net for Big Ben.
Steelers Defense – Although the Steelers defense hasn’t necessarily struggled, they do have some flaws. For one, the Steelers outside linebackers including Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY), James Harrison and emerging star LaMarr Woodley only have a combined 2 sacks on the year. Lawrence Timmons appears to be healthy which should hopefully add to the pass rush this week. This is a shocking statistic that no one would have guessed going into the 2009-2010 season. With the loss of Polamalu, Tyrone Carter was exposed by Jay Cutler last week being responsible for 2 touchdowns.
Carson Palmer – If last game was any indication, Palmer appears to be healthy. Palmer has one of the best deep balls in the game and is typically very accurate. If the Steelers defense doesn’t get a pass rush against Palmer, it will be a long day for the Steelers and their fans.
Chad Ochocinco – Ochocinco has had just one 100-yard game and three touchdowns against the Steelers since Ike Taylor’s rookie season in 2003 so don’t expect much out of him today. He talks a good game and is being outspoken against Steelers cornerbacks William Gay and Ike Taylor but until he produces on the field against the Steelers, I would steer away from picking Ochocinco.
Cedric Benson – Benson has been one of the bigger surprises this year for Cincinnati. However, like most other running backs, expect Benson to struggle against the Steelers stellar run defense. Don’t start Benson this week on your fantasy team.
Fantasy Football Pick of the Day: Santonio Holmes (WR, Pittsburgh Steelers)