The news for this Sunday is not good. Marvin Lewis has announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will start versus the Steelers. The elbow expert who examined Carson Palmer has recommended a "further conservative approach" to caring for Palmer's throwing arm.
The white flag has been waved, and 0-7 is in the bag. The only way the Bengals have any chance in this game now is for the entire Steelers team to get lost on the way to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday morning.
The prediction of 0-9 before the bye week that I made in an earlier blog is one more step toward coming true.