November 29, 2014

Reasons For Optimism: Episode II

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Saturday is the big day, and if you are like me, you’re almost literally counting the hours until game time.  This is the fourth playoff appearance for the Bengals of the Marvin Lewis regime, so luckily for us it’s become almost commonplace to be in the playoffs and the awful stench of the lost decade [...]

Are the tides changing in Cincinnati

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Earlier this week there was talk of the Bengals beefing up the front office. Add that to the fact that the Bengals have now been to the playoffs 3 out of the last 4 years and are a young team that only looks to improve and you could wonder if this is the beginning of [...]

Three reasons the Cincinnati Bengals will win on Saturday

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The Bengals defensive line is really good. The Bengals are in the top 3 for sacks this season and this is largely because of the play of the Bengals defensive line. The front 4 for the Bengals have generated 42 of the teams 51 sacks (that alone is better than 25 other NFL teams). This [...]

Not the same game this time

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Last year the Bengals were happy to make the playoffs. This year they want to make a splash in the post season. On the surface it looks the same. The Bengals face the Houston Texans in Houston in the first playoff game on wildcard weekend. That is where the similarities end. Last season the Bengals limped into [...]

Who will it be?

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Santa was good to me this year.  I got a Bengals toaster, a new authentic Dalton jersey and a playoff berth.  It feels so good to be here.  Playoff bound, a good core group of guys and a team that finally looks to be on the up-and-up.  People will talk about this Sunday’s game against [...]

The Immaculate Redemption

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  Sunday’s win in Pittsburgh wasn’t pretty, and it may not have been the resounding blowout win we may have desired, but it was nonetheless a huge victory and a seminal event in franchise history.  Back on October 21st, Bengaldom was in open revolt. After a fairly impressive 3-1 start, the Bengals had dropped two [...]

STEELER FANS ARE UGLY

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It’s a fact.  I know it to be true because I had it printed on this shirt.  See? But we’ll get to that in a minute.  We won a prime time game.  It’s about time.  People are calling it mean words like ‘sloppy’ but I only care about one letter…’W’.  34-13 is a walloping the [...]

Reasons For Optimism

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In case you are living under a rock, let me state the obvious: Sunday’s game is huge.  Not your typical “big game” huge.  Assuming there’s no apocalypse on Friday, Sunday’s tilt in Pittsburgh becomes the equivalent of a large meteor hurling towards the earth.    That meteor’s name is Ben Roethlisberger, and the Bengals are [...]

What the Bengals need to do against the Eagles

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It is not a must win, but it would be big for the Bengals. If you look at what the oddsmakers think about this game at any online sportsbook you notice the Bengals are favored to win by 4 points. Based on the path the Bengals and Eagles have taken this season it is an easy [...]

Bitter sweet…bitter…

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Sure it turns out that Bill and I were both right.  I was right about the game and Bill was right about the division still being up for grabs. I’m not sure if that’s still the case but it was in the cards.  The title of the article describes exactly how I feel about last [...]