Jacksonville, that’s “Who Dey” and don’t say I didn’t tell ya so.
OK, so they had a ‘chance’ at the end.
Fact is they played like crap. As Marvin said, “They didn’t play well enough to win.” 23-20 is not indicative of the way they played. They were owned.
They can’t stop the run, no way no how. They didn’t tackle. They didn’t really give up the ball until that last drive when Palmer fumbled, but they gave up field position all night long on stupid/bad penalties.
Recover a fumble on the 20 and have to kick a 50 yard field goal. Sheesh.
I will give them this: “There was no quit”. That is a HUGE improvement.
But they are not Super bowl bound. There are too many good teams on the schedule, and I don’t think they have the talent (yet) to play with those teams.
Prior to Sunday night the combined records of teams they had beaten was 3-10 to get them to 4-0. That was a large part of what got them there.
Had they played Pittsburg or other teams in the first 4 games and things would be quite different.
I don’t blame the fans or the media. Cincinnati is so starved for a winner that we’ll take anything positive and run with it. But let’s be realistic folks.
This guys are good, but they are not _that_ good yet.
It’s happened, they are 4-0, the best start since 1988, and that year they went to the Super Bowl.
Stanley Wilson got stoned the night before in the hotel room and they couldn’t find him. I think he’s still bagging groceries. Do you remember that? I Do.
4 and 0
In the NFL any team can beat any team on any given Sunday, that’s why the play the games. But these are the Bengals.
I love what Marvin is doing. I understand Rudi Johnson showed up (technically not late) but at the very last minute for practice one day this week. He didn’t bother to park his truck, just pulled it up outside the practice facility. Marvin had it towed. 🙂
But these were the Texans, and they should have been manhandled. The Bengals could have lost this one. It was a game the entire NFL gave to the Bengals and it was too close for that.
Next week is Jacksonville, 2-2 and they will be HUNGRY, and they are far more talented than the Texans.
Bengals, Show me something…