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Benson Dominates Former Team As Bengals Crush Bears
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cedric Benson got his revenge on Chicago, all right. The rest of the Bengals' offense had a sweet time, too.

Carson Palmer threw five touchdown passes, four of them in a dominant first half, and Benson ran for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown against the team that let him go, shocking Chicago with a 45-10 victory Sunday that will go down as one of the worst days in Bears history.

The Bengals improved to 5-2 for the first time since 2005, when a fast-strike offense got them to the playoffs. There was a strong resemblance in the first half, when Cincinnati scored on all five possessions and went up 31-0. It tied for the third-most points the Bears (3-3) have allowed in an opening half.

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