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Four weeks out of seventeen. Your season is just about 25% over. If your team sucks, then accept it. If you’re team is great, then bask in the glory. Some players have reached a point where they are just not going to come through for you (I am looking at everyone on the Bengals here). Speaking of the Bengals, Its time to get to our first headline of the Week 4 recap.
Bengals’ QB Carson Palmer, nursing a sore elbow, missed Sunday’s game against the Browns. He injured it in Week 3 against the Giants and was benched in order to rest his injury. Ryan Fitzpatrick started in his place and couldn’t stop the bleeding in Cincinnati by throwing three picks and failing to beat the Browns. Palmer says he will play in Week 5 against the Cowboys.
Cardinals’ WR Anquan Boldin took a vicious (and illegal) hit in the 4th Quarter of Arizona’s loss to the Jets. Boldin was carted off the field. Boldin suffered a fractured sinus membrane and it is uncertain if he will play Sunday (I highly doubt he will). According to the Arizona Republic, Jets’ DB Eric Smith was fined and suspended by the NFL for the hit on Boldin.
ESPN.com is reporting that former Chicago Bears RB Cedric Benson has been signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. Benson’s career has been marred by off the field incidents and if the Bengals need a quick fix to their offense, then they are barking up the wrong tree.
Now for the Stars and Gripes of Week 4 (Get it? Starts and Gripes? I don’t care what you think, I know it is catchy.)
Larry Johnson (RB), K.C. Chiefs: Johnson had his best game of 2008 with 198 yds rushing and 2 TD. He has run for 319 yds in his last two contests.
Brett Favre (QB), New York Jets: The future Hall of Famer did something on Sunday he has never done in his career, throw 6 Td’s in one game. In total, he was 24-34 for 289 yds on the day.
Greg Jennings (WR), Green Bay Packers: Jennings finally found the end zone with 2 TD and also had his third 100-yd game of the season with 109 yds
Derek Anderson (QB), Cleveland Browns: Anderson continues to struggle with 138 yds, 1 TD, and 1 INT in Week 4. His QB rating for the season is an embarrassing 49.9.
Marion Barber (RB), Dallas Cowboys: Barber carried just 8 times for 26 yards and failed to find the end zone for the first time this season.
Andre Johnson (WR), Houston Texans: Johnson still can’t find a rhythm with Matt Schaub and caught only 3 catches for 38 yds.
Lance Moore (WR), New Orleans Saints: With Colston and Shockey out with injuries, Moore stepped up with 101 yds and 2 TD.
Steve Breaston (WR), Arizona Cardinals: Breaston was one of three Cardinals WR with at least 100 yds receiving when he hauled in 9 catches for 122 yds.
Deuce McCallister (RB), New Orlenas Saints: Deuce was loos on Sunday when he carried 20 times for 73 yds and a TD.
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