Posted on: August 1, 2010 9:20 pm

The Bengals and the AFC North... and T.O.

I think anyone can win the division. I mean it is the NFL. None of you gave the Bengals a chance last year.

The T.O. signing has been just what the DR. ordered. I mean not so much because what he can do on the field... Don't get me wrong that is huge but what the T.O. signing did was get momentum back in the Bengals locker room. After how last season ended... it was almost like the Bengals didn't win the division that the season was a failure. The T.O. signing has eveyone forgeting how last season ended. Now it is the OCHO/T.O. Combo SHOW! There is a buzz around the Bengals. Excitement! The players, the fans, and the city are ready. Last years playoff loss is OLD news now...

Now T.O. signing is a risk. It is imperative that the Bengals start off strong. The Bengals need the momentum! They need everyone feeling good and on boad. The Bengals open with the Patriots and Ravens... They need to at least split those. The schedule gets a little easier after that but the Bengals need have a good record going into the Bye week. They can't let any finger pointing or give me the ball more and we will win stuff going on. Like we aren't throwing enough. We need to run the ball more. They need to have an identity and have eveyone signed up. If that happens and the Bengals stay healthy they should be in playoff contention. They have a tough schedule so all I am hoping for is that they make the playoffs. Just get in the tournamanet and see what happends!


The Ravens seemed to be the trendy pick. The injuries have certainly hurt but with Ray Rice running the ball that should open things up for everyone on offense. The real question is the D... Will it hold up? I think it will be the secondary is a weakness. Their stars are a year older. Ed Reed is banged up... 

If the Steelers survive Ben's suspension and is re-acclimation they should be fine. You have to wonder what is going on with the Steelers. I am thinking Tomlin is now Cowher. He is more Larry Cocker... The Steelers lost some big games at the end of last year. Who knows... I'd be worried if I was a Steelers fan a little bit. But they are the Steelers and I will never ever count them out. That would be foolish and stupid!

The Browns.. Heck maybe they will pull a 2009 Bengals? They seem to be going in the right direction but i jus don't think they are there yet.

Posted on: December 8, 2009 8:26 am

In July... It was hard to imagine...The AFC North

Every July like clockwork the message boards come alive on the eve of the "New" football season. The teams who had prior success the year before talk of great things, some fans talk of improvement and just maybe if things go right this year... and then you have the teams just hoping to win a game. Either way there is lots of chatter and hypothetical analysis as if fact is being spoken. Yes, this is the time of year where everyone has hope.

In July the Steelers and Ravens were the talk of the North. Rightfully so I must say, both teams coming off an AFC Championship game. The Superbowl champs and Flacco's O catching up with the vaunted D, this would be another year of Steelers/Ravens dominating the fall Sundays.

The Bengals were coming off a 4-11-1 '08, it was hard to imagine come the second week of December the Bengals could lock up the North. That is the reality after the Ravens dropped another one to the Packers to fall to 6-6, the Steelers join them both at 6-6. The best they can both hope for is 10-6. The Bengals own the tie breaker, so one more win by the Bengals and they will be in the playoffs. It will be time for celebration because who really knows when the next run to the playoffs will be. 

Deep down were hoping could this be our year?!?!
Posted on: December 22, 2008 10:00 am
Edited on: December 22, 2008 10:40 am

A winning streak!! Merry Christmas Bengals Nation

On a frigid Sunday in December the Bengals went out for the second straight week and fought for a victory. The one thing about this team Bengals nation can hang on to is the fight left in this team despite going into the game 2-11-1. Even in a dark season a win sure feels great! Two wins in a row.. Well its almost like ______. Well I will leave that up to your imagination to fill in the blank. Just fill in the blank with something that feels good. You know the funny thing about a dark season, where the wins are few and far between.. You really get to appreciate the wins when they do come.  So I thank you Cincinnati Bengals for a very Merry Christmas present! "A Winning Streak!"

The game wasn't the most entertaining football game I ever watched but if you like Defense and you like the Bengals you sure enjoyed this frigid Sunday. It was so cold I felt bad for the players. Being a former football player I know how a hit stings in the extreme cold so you have to tip your hat to the players playing in the game. The game started off like most Bengals games. They moved the ball to midfield and then had to punt. On the Browns first possession Ken Dorsey threw a pass to Braylon Edwards and Leon Hall (The Player of the Game) jumped the pass beautifully and intercepted the pass and returned it 50 yards for a TD. The Bengals D grabbed the momentum and would not relinquish it. The Defense would play their best game of the year. They didn't allow Cleveland to cross mid-field until the second half. Cedric Benson helped the D has he rumbled for a career high 171 yards on 38 carriers. He was a workhorse. I hope the Bengals can re-sign him. James Johnson also looked like a guy who can spell Benson on carries in the future. The other score came on a beautiful 20-yard fade route to Chris Henry. That would be all the scoring the Bengals would need as they shut out the Browns 14-0. Maybe this score could ease the pain for some Redskins fans that are still upset over their loss in Cincinnati. The Bengals aren't as bad as the record would indicate.

D's Pivotal Play- Leon Hall's 50 yard Interception return for a touchdown. This play set the tone for the defense who would dominate the Browns from start to finish!


Bengals CB Leon Hall intercepts a pass intended for WR Braylon Edwards and returns it for a TD.

Merry Christmas Bengals Nation! We Are Who-Dey United!!!

Category: NFL
Posted on: December 17, 2008 2:33 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2008 7:58 am

A Win for the Ages!!! Bengals get #2 for 08'

Was it a win for the ages? Not quite.... But at least they won for the second time this year. The Bengals actually played a decent game for the first time in awhile. The Bengals have gotten crushed the 3 previous weeks by the Steelers, the Colts, and the Ravens. The three previous games were UGLY! But, I stuck by my poor Bengals and they were able to squeak out their second win of the season. They have played the NFC East much better than the AFC North. In honor of their amazing feat I have ended my blog strike and I will be covering the Bengals again. I am excited to see what changes are in-store for the Bengals this off-season. The one bright spot this year has been the play of the young defense. Under Mike Zimmer the defense has really turned things around and has given me hope that maybe someday the Bengals can have a complete team. They need to get better up front on both sides of the ball, but I don't think they are that far off from competing.

D's Upgrades for the Bengals:

  1. Oline Upgrade and get Carson Healthy (Center and OT)
  2. Find a pass rusher some how.
  3. Get a nice RB in the 3rd or 4th round.
  4. Re-sign Benson and TJ.
  5. Upgrade Depth.

Congrats Bengals on #2!!!

Category: NFL
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