September 23, 2014

Bengals look to exorcise West Coast demons

The Bengals don't look to be scared of the ghost of West Coast Games Past.

This weekend we have the opportunity to bust a couple of streaks when we head out west to face the Seattle Seahawks. For starters, our last win in the Pacific Time zone was in Marvin Lewis’s first season of 2003 vs. the San Diego Chargers. Our last win in Seattle was back in the days of the Jeff Blake era in 1994. Following NFL realignment in 2002 that moved the Seahawks from the AFC to the NFC, the teams have only met twice. In 2003, the Bengals won in Cincinnati 27-24. In 2007, the Seahawks stole a game out west thanks to a Glenn Holt fumble late in the game and won 24-21. A win will also tie the all-time series with the Seahawks, as they currently lead 9-8. For a team of streak busters, here is one ripe for the taking. Seattle enters the game 2-4 after their embarrassing loss last week at Cleveland 6-3. Hopefully the B-fence can pitch a shutout this weekend in the Pacific Northwest. With Pittsburgh playing New England, we could possibly be in first place heading into November. Who Dey!