Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
However, with Rudi, he manages to do just enough almost every game, regardless of the opponent.
I have to disagree with this statement. Rudi rushed for less than 50 yards 4 times last year which includes three divisional games. His five games over 100 yards were primarily against bad rushing defenses (Cleveland, NO, Oakland). I think Rudi is a capable back but he is far from irreplaceable. Also, I doubt we would see Kenny Watson as Rudi's replacement. Quincy Wilson is a Rudi clone and would likely take over if Chris Perry couldn't do it.
Finally, the only way the Bengals win less than 8 games against this schedule is if they lose Palmer for more than a game.