First of all... What a great Start! If someone asked you in July, would you take a 5-2 record with wins over the Steelers and Ravens you would have taken it in a heart beat!
The Playoff picture in the AFC:
AFC East AFC North AFC South AFC West
Patriots (5-2) Bengals (5-2) Colts (6-0) Broncos (6-0)
Jets (4-3) Steelers (5-2) Texans (4-3) Chargers (3-3)
Bills (3-4) Ravens (3-3) Jaguars (3-3)
It is time for Bengals fans to start rooting against the Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Steelers, Ravens, Texans, Jaguars and Chargers. I have the Patriots, Colts, and Broncos winning their division. I will post a AFC North Playoff outlook later. The Chargers, Jets, and Texans seem to be the teams that will most likely compete with the AFC North for the wildcard spots.
Kyle Cook needs to get some attention for his play. I think he has been the difference between last years awful Oline and this years suprise Oline. He is the strongest Bengals player and he is very smart. He makes the Oline calls and has had a great start to the season. What a steal for the Bengals. Cook was an undrafted FA that the Bengals signed off waivers from the Vikings. He is a huge upgrade over Eric Guichec.
After watching DeSean Jackson on Monday night... How great would he look in stripes? I just shake my head every time I think about Jerome Simpson and how the Bengals took him over Jackson. What were the Bengals thinking? Chris Perry and Jerome Simpson are just two head scratchers in the Marvin Lewis era. I would like to know who is the one that said Simpson would be better than Jackson.