Bengals Week 1, off to a good start but…

Wow, what a game. I think *most* Bengals fans expected a win. But nobody expected this.

The talk of the town today will be the ‘D’ and with good reason.

When a team give you 6 turnovers, or a +4 differential you need to win by more than 7, and the game shouldn’t come down to a goal line stand.

The O? What the… Carson is awesome, no doubt about it, but that might as well have been Kitna. No wait, Kitna would have made a few more of those short passes that were just bad. Over thrown, on the wrong shoulder, behind the receiver. Was he trying to get TJ killed? Carson didn’t have a good night.

The D? Much more aggressive than anyone thought, but if it wasn’t for the fact that the Ravens ‘gave’ us this game by virtue of (6) turnovers. It would have been much uglier.

The corners still need work. A more mobile QB would have killed us last night.

Rudi, lets talk about Rudi. 18 carries for 50 years, one of those a 15 yarder, nice, but the highlight still was his give away. 1 good run by Rudi late in the game isn’t what we need. We’ll take it, but Rudi needs to make an impact, early in the game, not when the game is already decided. Take away the 15 yarder and you have 17 carries for 35 yards. That’s horrible, I don’t care who the other defense is. His fumble let the Ravens back in the game. I certainly hope he’s buying the defense dinner because they saved his bacon.

All in all though, that was probably one of the most up/down/exciting Bengal games I’ve watched in a long time.

Chad? That celebration was weak…

Bengals back to .500, Chad with another big day.


Already the sports casters on the radio are touting how good the Bengals looked today. Hrm.

10-3 going into the 4th quarter, and most of that was pretty lucky.


It’s pretty amazing that you can give up 601 yards, (510 in the air and 91 on the ground, yet hold an opponent to 16 points, and win the game).

Obviously timely turnovers were HUGE. Without them this game would have been a lot rougher.

But a win is a win. Yeah, they have a lot of starters out, but the D played the run pretty good all in all. They couldn’t stop the pass to save their lives though.

Cleveland next week, should be a win, but based upon the past couple weeks let’s not count that chicken just yet. Cleveland has been in a lot of games and found a way to lose. Hopefully they will continue that trend. A loss next week to Cleveland would be devastating.