The Titans travel to Paul Brown Stadium for Thanksgiving weekend following back-to-back losses to Jacksonville and Denver giving up 332 yards rushing (ironically, 166 per game). Vince Young, with a 2-6 touchdown to interception ratio in the past three games, hasn't been the come-from-behind quarterback he was his rookie season. The Bengals offense sports the fifth best offense against the league's fourth best defense.
Updating the injury/practice/status reports.
OUT: Willie Anderson
PROBABLE: CB Leon Hall (shoulder), WR Glenn Holt (head), WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (back), LB Rashad Jeanty (knee), S Herana-Daze Jones (knee), LB Landon Johnson (back), CB Deltha O'Neal (knee), S Marvin White (hip)
|Willie Anderson (knee)||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|Glen Holt (head)||DNP||DNP||FP|
|T.J. Houshmandzadeh (back)||DNP||DNP||FP|
|Herana-Daze Jones (knee)||DNP||DNP||FP|
|Landon Johnson (back)||LP||LP||FP|
|Leon Hall (shoulder)||FP||FP||FP|
|Rashad Jeanty (knee)||FP||FP||FP|
|Deltha O'Neal (knee)||FP||FP||FP|
|Marvin White (hip)||FP||FP||FP|
DNP - Did not practice
LP - Limited Participation in Practice
FP - Full Participation in Practice
OUT: G Benji Olson (back)
QUESTIONABLE: FB Ahmard Hall (forearm), DT Albert Haynesworth (hamstring), DE Travis LaBoy (concussion).
PROBABLE: T David Stewart (ankle)
|DT Albert Haynesworth (hamstring)||DNP||LP||LP|
|DE Travis LaBoy (concussion)||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|G Benji Olson (back)||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|FB Ahmad Hall (forearm)||LP||LP||LP|
|T David Stewart (ankle)||LP||FP||FP|
Kevin Goheen takes time to remember the Bengals largest win in franchise history -- against the Houston Oilers.
The Bengals were leading 58-7 at the time.
Given that Wyche had called for an onside kick against the Oilers, a hated rival of the Bengals in the old AFC Central division with an equally detested head coach in Jerry Glanville, Breech's field goal wasn't much of a surprise. The 61-7 win is still the largest margin of victory in Cincinnati's franchise history.
Bengals fans show thanks.
The Columbus Dispatch's Bill Rabinowitz examines five things the Bengals are thankful for.
- Carson Palmer signed through 2014.
- No one arrested for awhile (the echoes of wood-knocking heard throughout the state of Ohio).
- T.J. Houshmandzadeh
- Steve McNair
- Good draft pick for 2008
"He just adds stability. It's like being married. You know what ticks your wife off and you know what makes her feel good. It's just a comfort level. Obviously they've changed players but guys on the team tend to know what things are going to be like, how he is after losses and wins, his demeanor. He doesn't change his approach."
- John Thornton on Jeff Fisher, his head coach from 1999-2002 in Tennessee.
"He finds the strengths and weaknesses of that quarterback and the guys around him and builds an offense around their strengths and covers up a lot of weaknesses. His timing of play calls is great. He does a bunch of different screens. Whether it's tight end, a wide receiver, a halfback, he's very unpredictable. He's done a great job obviously with Vince helping him along in his career and doing a great job with that offense."
- Carson Palmer on his former coach, Norm Chow, now offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans.
What's wrong with Chad?