October 25, 2014

255 to go…

It’s been awhile since I’ve written but that doesn’t mean that I have been thinking about ‘The Jungle’.  My Raiders tickets are burning holes in my pockets and Monday night can’t get here soon enough.  Even though it was two teams that I didn’t really care about, watching the season opener on Wednesday night filled a little part of my soul that has been missing…the regular season.  But what kind of season will it be?  Will we see the first back-to- back winning seasons since 1976-77? (That was when a team only played 14 games in a season…and I wasn’t born yet)  Will we finally get our first post-season win since 1990 when we pounded the Houston OILERS 41-14?  We shall see.  However, until that time arrives, I’m going to do what every other fan of their team does before they ever see a snap in the regular season…I’m going to tell you what our team does this year.  I’ll tell you what I think will happen and why and then I’ll go ahead and predict the rest of the season.  And then, whenever I feel like, I’ll change my mind…’cause I can.  Here goes.

 

Week 1: Mon, Sep 10 – Cincinnati at Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN)

Oh do I want to put a W for this game…but I’m worried.  The Ravens are getting older, and they have key players out with injuries, and Joe ‘Succo’ is their Quarterback…but they’re still the Ravens.  They play hard, it’s away, and it’s the first Monday night of the season.  I would love to see our boys come out and put on a show but I’m just not sure which team will show up yet.  I say we start off with a loss. *sad face*

L 0-1

Week 2: Sun, Sep 16 – Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 1-1

Week 3: Sun, Sep 23 – Cincinnati at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 2-1

Week 4: Sun, Sep 30 – Cincinnati at Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 3-1

Week 5: Sun, Oct 7 – Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 4-1

Week 6: Sun, Oct 14 – Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 5-1

Week 7: Sun, Oct 21 – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)

W 6-1

Week 8: BYE

Week 9: Sun, Nov 4 – Denver Broncos at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

L 6-2

Week 10: Sun, Nov 11 – New York Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

L 6-3

Week 11: Sun, Nov 18 – Cincinnati at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 7-3

Week 12: Sun, Nov 25 – Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 8-3

Week 13: Sun, Dec 2 – Cincinnati at San Diego Chargers, 4:15 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 9-3

Week 14: Sun, Dec 9 – Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (FOX)

L 9-4

Week 15: Thu, Dec 13 – Cincinnati at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET (NFL)

W 10-4

Week 16: Sun, Dec 23 – Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

L 10-5

Week 17: Sun, Dec 30 – Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS)

W 11-5

Remember, I’m not an expect by any means so all of you can do it at home.  Tell me how wrong I am, ’cause I very well may be.  Tell me how awesome I am, ’cause I said our Bengals will get 11 wins.  But most of all, believe in your team, yourself, and your picks that have absolutely no weight behind them.

“I just want to tell you [all] good luck. We’re all counting on you.”

Comments

  1. WHO DEstiny says:

    Ravens L
    Browns W
    skins W
    jags W
    Dolphins W
    Browns W
    Pitt W
    Broncos L
    NYG L
    KC W
    Oakland W
    San Diego L
    Dallas L
    Philly W
    Pitt W
    Balt W

    11-5. Pessimistic me gives Who-Dey losses to Skins, Philly, and Pitt once. This would be 8-8. If we split with steelers and win one of the Skins/Philly games but not both 9-7.

    So in other words I think optimistically 11-5, pessimistically 8-8.
    May well end up 9-7 or 10-6.

    I think 10-6 will be needed to get to playoffs this year. 9-7 probably won’t do it. Jets look solid, which gives us 2 competitive teams in the AFCE. Titans look like crap so AFCS may just send Texans. We still haven’t seen San Diego yet but if they are decent then we have 2 tough teams in the West (with DEN). AFCN has 3 good teams. Put it this way – there will NOT be 3 teams in any one division going to playoffs this year.

    BUT…..As mentioned, PIT and BAL are/will show some age, so while 10-6 may be necessary to get in, 10-6 may also win the division!

    Beating Baltimore tommorow would be a great start – division win, and a win of a game most everyone, including most all who-dey fans, would have us pegged to lose. Donnie and I both put up 11-5 scenarios that have who-dey losing this one. So a win tommorow “buys” us a game and could either serve to: 1) help get a 1st round bye down the road, or 2) make up for a stoopid loss to KC or some other shitty team if they are caught napping.

    WHO DEY!!!