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THE OH-NO SHOW
If the Bengals weren't guaranteed 16 games, this show would be canceled by now. Their reality star WRs, T.O. (left) and Ochocinco, and flimsy-armed QB, Carson Palmer, rank just 15th in total offense. And they've lost six straight to go 2--7. The rare good news? They get 1--8 Buffalo next.
New York (3--7) is back to its old habits. Winless in five straight—including a 104--96 meltdown on Sunday against punchless Houston—the team now heads west on a crucial four-game road trip. Said Amar'e Stoudemire of the slide, "This is ... a foreign land for me."
Dallas, which looked so promising at 4--0, suddenly finds itself 8--7 and at the bottom of the NHL Pacific after a three-game slide. Goalie Kari Lehtonen isn't helping matters: His 2.89 goals-against average and .907 save percentage are among the league's worst.
Big Ten loss number six (of six) was Indiana's worst, an 83--20 drubbing at the hands of Wisconsin last Saturday. Despite being spared the presence of John Clay (knee), the Hoosiers allowed 598 yards and ceded the most points in Big Ten competition by any team in 60 seasons.