At least the Cincinnati Bengals withstood the storm of missing Cedric Peerman, as if the entire offense would collapse without a backup running back. That's fine. BenJarvus Green-Ellis just nods, arms folded with a strut that makes John Travolta envious.
Earlier this month Cedric Peerman suffered an ankle injury, forcing the Bengals to use Brian Leonard as a backup and calling Daniel Herron from the practice squad. For the most part nothing really changed. Green-Ellis pounded massive gains, set personal records and helped a Bengals rushing offense generate over 300 yards in the last two games.
On Wednesday Peerman returned to practice, heading into a critical meeting against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Win and they're in. Prior to suffering an ankle injury against the San Diego Chargers, Peerman had generated back-to-back career games, combing for 135 yards (including two runs of 30 yards or more) against the Chiefs and Raiders.