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Questions for Cincinnati/Tampa Bay

Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 1:00 p.m.

Cincinnati comes off their bye with a good match-up to take out the frustrations of being whupped by the Patriots two weeks prior.

Going against a schizophrenic Tampa Bay defense - 30th against the rush/7th against the pass- will

Carson Palmer be the one who has thrown for fewer than 200 yards twice so far or the one who was selected in the 2nd round of many fantasy drafts (looks something like the 352 yard/2 TD one from Week Two)?

With WR Chris Henry suspended, will 2nd WR TJ Houshmandzadeh get 6+ balls?  Will 2nd round pick Charles Johnson have a day worthy of that selection?  It would be his first.

Against a strong Pittsburgh and New England defense, RB Rudi Johnson was mediocre.  Will the weaker TB rsuh defense bring back the "glory days" of Weeks One and two?

Last week, rookie QB Bruce Gradkowski did everything anyone could have expected with 225 yards, two TDs and no INTS.  Can that performance be reasonably expected this week - regardless of the quality of the defense?

RB Carnell Williams helped carry the load last week with 111 yards.  Is it too much to ask for something similar against the Bengals 27-ranked rush defense?  It's not, is it?

TE Alex Smith caught five passes last week. Will he catch the same this week and get himself back on the TE radar screen?  (FWIW, his 72 yard Week Four and 5 catch Week Five already have him on mine.)