Thursday, November 20, 2008

Bengals Decimated Heading into Game

Wednesday's NFL's injury report contained plenty of bad news for the Bengals and their fans:

"OUT WR Antonio Chatman (neck), DE Eric Henderson (neck), LB Abdul Hodge (elbow), T Levi Jones (back), G Scott Kooistra (knee), S Chinedum Ndukwe (foot), DE Antwan Odom (shoulder), QB Carson Palmer (right elbow), G Andrew Whitworth (ankle)"

Antonio Chatman is third on the team in receptions, is their primary punt return person, and has averaged 29.3 yards per kick off return.

Levi Jones is the starting offensive left tackle.

Andrew Whitworth is the starting offensive left guard.

Chiinedum Ndukwe is the starting strong safety.

Antwan Odom leads the Cincinnati defense in sacks.

And now comes word that Chad Johnson has been deactivated for tonight's game.

The Bengals have been playing better of late, but asking any team to overcome all of this seems a bit much. But they have always been a dangerous opponent, especially in regards to special teams ~ something the Steelers (and all their fans) would do well to keep in mind.

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