Published: October 26th, 2009 | Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Cedric Benson, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers, Jean-Jaques Taylor, New Orleans Saints, Peter Finney, San Diego Chargers
What’s done is done, and could Bengals RB Cedric Benson feel any better about it?
Benson tried to downplay the revenge factor heading into Sunday’s game against the Bears, who gave up on him two years ago. And after going off on his former team for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries in a 45-10 victory, the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that Benson is now ready to move on from the Bears:
Benson had to practically put himself through yoga sessions this week to keep from going into overdrive about this game.
“I didn’t want it to be revenge,” he said. “I knew I was going to be faced with getting over-emotional about it at times.”
Other stories from around the web on Monday:
- Amidst the “sexy” display of offense, it was the Cowboys defense — particularly its pass rush — that deserves credit for the team’s 37-21 win over the Falcons, writes Dallas Morning News columnist Jean-Jacques Taylor.
- Peter Finney of the Times-Picayune writes that the Saints’ comeback victory over the Dolphins is their most impressive of the season, and it showed they have the heart of a champion.
- After beating the Giants on the road for their third straight victory, now comes the hard part for the Arizona Cardinals.
- It might not mean much to the outside world, but a pair of easy wins pulls the Packers together, writes Green Bay Press Gazette columnist Mike Vandermause.
- For the Chargers, beating a good team will be the true test.