1:00 PM ET, December 8, 2002
The U-Hauls are probably backed up to the gates this week as guys look to get out of town. QB Jon Kitna and FB Lorenzo Neal don't appear to be quitting, but it seems like the rest of the Bengals are packing it in. It's tough to come close and lose again and again. With each new loss, the Bengals are looking more forward to the offseason.
Question on the Panthers: What's been the difference with their offense the past two weeks?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Cincinnati coach Dick LeBeau said Travis Dorsch, who had a 10-yard punt, will not get another chance next week. ... Corey Dillon fumbled Kitna's handoff in the end zone for a Carolina touchdown. He was later tackled in the end zone for a safety. ... Dee Brown fumbled on the goal line to abort a Carolina scoring opportunity. ... Al Wallace, making his first start in place of suspended defensive end Julius Peppers, recovered Dillon's fumble for a touchdown, had one tackle and one pass deflection.