Time to pull starters in Cincy?

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

CINCINNATI -- It’s getting very ugly in Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer threw his fifth touchdown pass of the day to give Cincinnati a 38-3 lead over the awestruck Chicago Bears.

The Bengals have yet to punt in this game, which is over after nearly three quarters.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler continues to play despite obviously not bringing his "A" game. He threw his third pick late in the third quarter.

The Bengals are on top of their game. But it’s probably time to consider giving their starters a head start with rest as the Bengals enter the bye.

(Update: Bengals tailback Cedric Benson got a touchdown run against his former team to increase Cincinnati's lead over the Bears, 45-3.)