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Bengals Early Bird Special: Sunday is Time For Bengals to Shine

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Alright, so it's morning and you know what that means. You're either stuck at work, just now waking up, or doing something else. But anyways, it's almost the weekend which means there will be a period of time you will be able to relax and get away from any problems that you encountered during the week. And that time is on Sunday when football is on.

On Sunday the Bengals will take on the Seahawks. We all know that by now. We also know that the Bengals have the second best defense in the league and that the Seahawks have one of the worst offenses in the league. We also have known that for a few weeks. 

This game is one that many expect the Bengals to win. But it could just as easily end up being a loss for them. Instead, I believe it will be a game where the Bengals are in the spotlight for all of the right reasons.

I anticipate that Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will keep performing the way they have been all season. I don't think there will be many surprises from either of them or anyone else who has performed on a consistent level. As long as the offensive line keeps protecting Dalton, then the offense should be able to rack up some yards through the air.

The biggest question mark on offense is going to the ground attack. With Cedric Benson serving his one-game suspension, Bernard Scott will take over the reins as the primary back. But one question to ask is which Bernard Scott is going to show up? Is it going to be the Scott from 2009 that ran for 119 yards against the Oakland Raiders or is it going to be the Scott from week four that only had 13 yards on five carries?

In all honesty, I would be content with 75 or more yards from Scott alone. But that might just be wishful thinking on my part. In a few days we'll see what Scott does for the Bengals.

Alright here is a look at what you may have missed or overlooked from Wednesday.

  • Former Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens held a workout on Tuesday. Surprisingly no teams showed up for it. However, Owens has received his first contract offer. And you'll never guess which team offered him a contract.
  • Alright, so we all thought that Carson Palmer was out of our lives. But  that's not quite the case. Apparently the Seattle Seahawks did inquire about Palmer.
  • Here is an updated grade for the Bengals trenches.
  • According to Rey Maualuga, his leg feels fine except for some stiffness "here and there."  And in all honesty, everyone experiences stiffness in there legs. But hopefully it won't be an issue for him come Sunday. 
  • Maualuga and Thomas Howard both sat out Wednesday's practice while nursing injuries.
  • Bernard Scott has had very few opportunities to prove his value this season. But on Sunday he will have a chance to prove himself since Cedric Benson will be serving his one-game suspension.
  • According to Marvin Lewis, there is no timetable on Keith Rivers' return while he recovers from an injured wrist that required surgery,
  • On Sunday the Bengals could be facing a quarterback who has a reputation of creating plays with his running ability. Here's an in-depth look at the Bengals defense against mobile quarterbacks.