Bengals Are Revitalized

Luke SteinbornContributor IOctober 28, 2009

CINCINNATI - OCTOBER 25:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores a touchdown during the NFL game against the Chicago Bears at Paul Brown Stadium on October 25, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The Bengals won 45-10.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Guess whose back. The once troubled Bengals are starting to look like the team they were four years ago. Carson Palmer is doing well, Chad Ochocinco is, well he's Chad Ochocinco.

However you want to say it, Cincinnati is coming to life. Cedric Benson, who was at a low-point in his career in Chicago two years ago, is now being considered for league MVP, as he leads the league in rushing yards.

His first year with Cincinnati was rough, but already they have won more games than last year as their record is now 5-2. That shatters the horrible 4-11 season they had last year.

In fact, in one of the two games the Bengals have lost Benson was held to 44 yards. In the other loss, the once troubled squad lost in a bitter match to the Denver Broncos, when the Broncos won on a fluke and Benson earned a decent 76 yards.

Broncos and Bengal fans will know what I'm talking about.

The offense is fluid, almost as fluid as the defense. Yes that's right, the defense. Although the Bengals don't have any big play makers, there are some rising stars that are contributing to the Bengals success.

There's not one player under mediocre on this team as far as I'm concerned, a lot of these guys are underrated. Expect the Bengals to come and compete every Sunday, because if they do ever go down they won't go down without a fight.