Cincinnati Bengals Win Again: Still Think Terrell Owens Helped?

Moose .Correspondent IDecember 28, 2010

CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals pleads his case with game offical Ed Hochuli during the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The Cincinnati Bengals improved their season record to 5-0 when Terrell Owens was either out of the lineup or inconsequential. 

Coincidence? Of course not.

One man cannot make a team, but all of you nut jobs that thought Owens would help this team win should now finally be convinced.

One man can break a team.

Go ahead and trot out all the old tired excuses. He doesn't play defense. He can't throw to himself, Blah, blah, blah.

You can't deny the facts: 

Fact # 1: Owens sits out, the Bengals win.

Fact # 2: Owens catches a lot of passes, scores, or is the focus of Carson Palmer's attention, the Bengals lose.

These are undeniable, but I'd sure like to hear some factual information that supports the theory that Owens helped the Bengals.

You can't blame the defense after seeing how they handled Philip Rivers and the Chargers, eliminating them from playoff contention.

You can't blame Carson Palmer after he had what one Bleacher Report Columnist called "a career game" with Owens out of the lineup.

You can't even blame Mike Bratkowski, who was able to game plan without that 220 pound anvil hanging around his neck.

It's time to face the facts, especially since they were known before he ever signed with the Bengals.

Owens is a team killer.

The only question is which team will be foolhardy enough to sign this clown next year? Look at the bright side, Bengals fans: there will be fans of that team that will say all the things that you said earlier in the year. The same thing that Cowboy fans once said. And Eagle fans. And 49er fans.

They are older now. Wiser.

And so are you.