July 26, 2017

Best Video Game Bengal?

If only Mike Brown had some of the success that our local gamers do. Sigh...

As of now, the only pro football being played is on your favorite video game console. Which got me to thinking – and that’s always dangerous.

Who is the best video game Bengal?

In Madden 11, it was Johnathan Joseph at 93 and Leon Hall at 92. Chad Ochocinco checked in at a 91 and Ced Benson was an 89. In Maddden 10, the Bengals were much worse, with Ochocinco leading the way at 89 and Carson Palmer at 88. In Madden 09, Carson was a 96, Ocho was a 97 and T.J. Houshmanzadeh was a 95.

Clearly, the Bengals have fallen off in the video game world just like the real one.

But who’s the best ever?

In my mind, you have to go back a bit to the Tecmo Bowl years and James Brooks. He could run. He could catch. He was no Bo Jackson (see below), but Brooks made the Bengals dangerous. And some random dude on a message board agrees with me.

“The Bengals were tough on that game.” Jumper Juice wrote on Topix. “Ickey Woods, Boomer, James Brooks, David Fulcher, Tim Krumrie…..loved playing w/ them.”

But don’t take it from me or even Jumper Juice for that matter.

Who do you think is the best video game Bengal?





  1. James Brooks was awesome on Super Tecmo Bowl, but you have to give love to Fulcher on the defensive side of the ball. The dude was one of the fastest in the game. He could come from the deep safety position and pressure the qb, then make a tackle 30yds down field with no effort.

  2. I’m getting great results from Domata Peko on Madden 11, had a 20 sack season last season sending him up the middle, with a lot of TFLs too. Jonathan Joseph is very valuable to us there as well.

    Best on my team right now? Konrad Young, a rookie I picked up at 64 overall in the draft who has played 4 games and thrown for 1,500 yards and 20 TDs already!

  3. Honestly I NEVER played as the Bengals on Tecmo Super Bowl. Why when you could be the Giants and have LT at LB? I think I piled up a few 100 sack seasons at least.

    • You are missing out my friend, James Brooks was a beast. When you make it to a game this season you will have to play. Yeah, we play super tecmo bowl on the tailgate bus.

  4. My all-time favorite memory of Super Tecmo Bowl was beating my best friend as the New England Patriots (who stunk back then). He was the NFC Pro-Bowl team. To this day, decades later, the name “Mosi Tatupu” sends a shiver down his spine. muhahaha…

    Brooks was a beast, and the Bengals were a solid squad. The original Tecmo was the dawn of the football game frenzy. Two things were certain in that version: Bo Jackson could not be tackled, and the Giants could block every extra point. Ahh… the good old days of the 4-play playbook…