Bengals vs. Bungals: The Battle Against a Tradition of Failure

Russell JarvisContributor IMay 24, 2009

Bengals vs. Bungals: The Battle Against a Tradition of Failure

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    CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 30:  Cincinnati Bengals fans show their frustration with their team during the NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens on November 30, 2008 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Carson Palmer

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    CINCINNATI - AUGUST 17:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals passes the ball during the NFL game against the Detroit Lions at Paul Brown Stadium on August 17, 2008 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Cedric Benson

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    PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 20:  Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals gets tackled by Troy Polamalu #43 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during a first quarter run on November 20, 2008 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh won the game 27-10.

Andre Smith

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    SHREVEPORT, LA - DECEMBER 28:  Andre Smith #71 of Alabama makes a touchdown against Oklahoma State on December 28, 2006 during the PetroSun Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana.  Oklahoma State defeated Alabama 34-31.  (Photo

Chris Henry

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    CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 25:  Chris Henry #15 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on from the bench during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium on November 25, 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rey Maualuga

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    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Rey Maualuga #58 of the USC Trojans smiles during the second half against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 95th Rose Bowl Game presented by Citi on January 1, 2009 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Ste

Roy Williams

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    PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 19:  Safety Roy Williams #31 of the Dallas Cowboys avoids a tackle by running back Brian Westbrook #36 of the Philadelpia Eagles after Williams intercepted a pass at Lincoln Financial Field on December 19, 2004 in Philadelphia, Pen

Chad

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    CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 14:  Chad Johnson #85 of the Cincinnati Bengals stands on the field during the NFL game against the Washington Redskins on December 14, 2008 at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals won 20-13. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty
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