CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21: Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals watches the final minute of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ironically enough, the last time that Chad Ochocinco missed a game to injury was in 2008, the year Cincinnati only won four games all season. Even further in the ironic scale of unsolicited connections, Chad missed the final two games that season and the Bengals won both games by a combined 24 points. Chad returned the following year and the Bengals won the playoffs. Is that connection far too simplistic, we ask you.
With bone spurs in his left foot, Ochocinco played sparingly against the Cleveland Browns last week during the team's first win dating back to late September, snapping a 10-game losing streak. Chad's injury limited his work this week, preparing for the San Diego Chargers, sitting during two practices, putting in limited work on Friday. Chad is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
The additional sentiment is that Chad could be playing in his final game at Paul Brown Stadium.
In other injury news, Bengals third-down running back Brian Leonard is out for Sunday and Bernard Scott is nursing a toe injury that limited him this week.