Originally Posted by CantStop85
Between the random boldings, font changes, caps frenzies, grammatical errors, and run-on sentences...I really have no idea what you just attempted to say.
Yeah, injuries are part of the game...but you can't say X player is 2-1, 1-2, etc. when they only took one snap in one of those games. It works both ways, I wouldn't say Carson was 2-1 against the steelers this season if Jon Kitna had won that playoff game because Carson barely even played, hence he did not affect the outcome.
It really annoys me to hear Bengals fans spouting off about a different outcome to the playoff game had Carson Palmer played. The score may have changed a bit but the outcome would have been the same, A PITTSBURGH STEELERS VICTORY.
During the 4 weeks leading up to the playoff game against the Steelers the Bengals finished their regular season by narrowly beating a Cleveland Browns team, LOSING to the Buffalo Bills, and LOSING to the Kansas City Chiefs. Besides losing 2 of 3 games to NON-PLAYOFF teams, these losses occurred while the Bengals were still in contention to win a number 2 seed in the AFC Conference. They had a lot to play for and they simply choked. I'll also point out that you had a healthy Carson Palmer at the end of the season but the man that you're so overly impressed with, could manage only 1 win from 3 VERY-WINNABLE games.
With that being said I will suggest that the Bengals just weren't good enough to beat the Steelers or any of the playoff teams. You can't end the regular season as the Bengals did and then suggest that you were somehow the best team in the conference and that you would have went on to the Super Bowl if not for the injury to Carson Palmer. Hog Wash!
The Bengals were simply a team that took advantage of the injury-plagued season experienced by the Steelers QB's. Had these injuries not occurred, the Bengals would not have won the division therefore they would have missed the playoffs after the week 17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.