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Bengal Stripes says the biggest positive "could very well be" Pat Sims this year. While Sims has been a positive, I would also argue that Anthony Collins and Chris Crocker should be included (among a few others).

Lighthouse Youth Services and WDR teamed up, accepting donated home Bengals tickets, and have now reached over 225 donations. To be a fan and hope that your team loses. End of the season party.

Dave writes that Houshmandzadeh may skip voluntary camps if he's tagged this off-season. To which, Dave correctly points out, that Houshmandzadeh hasn't come to voluntary camps in the past two off-seasons anyway.

Pete Prisco jumped the Bengals two spots in his Power Rankings to #26.

More proof that ESPN's AFC North blog covers three teams in the division.

The Patriots could finish 11-5 and miss the playoffs, while the San Diego Chargers could finish 8-8 and be the AFC's #4 seed.

If Derrick Ward rushes for 59 yards or more, the Giants will have the first NFL team with two 1,000-yard rushers since the 1985 Cleveland Browns (Kevin Mack, Earnest Byner). Only two other teams have accomplished the feat ('72 Dolphins, '76 Steelers).