The hiring of Marvin Lewis marked the end of the Lost Decade. In the wake of an extended period of football futility, most of Lewis’ tenure as head coach has been spent trying to steady a team that has lurched and backfired and stalled like a stick-shift AMC Pacer with a 16-year-old behind the wheel.
How many times had you heard it? “The Bengals haven’t gone to the playoffs in back-to-back seasons since ’81-’82.” Too many times to count, right? Well, we can check that one off of the list.
This is it. This is the THE statement game of all statement games. Beat the Steelers in THEIR house to earn a spot in the postseason. You want to be considered one of the best teams in the AFC, scratch that, the AFC NORTH you must win this game. Otherwise its another year of the […]
Well it wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win and that’s all that matters at this time of year. The Bengals historically have not played well on the West Coast but to win in SD despite not having your best day on offense is a huge step for this team. Have to give it […]
My look at the Browns last week raised a cacophony of howling and hissing from Browns fans. Today I am really going to poke the beehive by taking a look at the Steelers, because they aren’t going to like what I have to say at all. But if they are honest with themselves, they know […]
The AFC North is always tough, and 2011 was no exception. All four teams were in the top 10 in overall defense. They made up half of the AFC playoff teams, going a combined 25-15 outside the division. Even the Browns were an almost respectable 4-6 outside the AFC North. 2012 should be similar. So […]
The Bengals are ONE win away from the 2011 Playoffs! Who would have thought this team would be in this position back in August???? Why are they here? Rookies Andy Dalton and AJ Green have resurrected this franchise and given Cincinnati something we’ve been missing for years, hope. Don’t forget Who-Dey Weekly is now recorded […]
Wow, it’s Steeler week again already?! You can make a solid case for either of two factors as the cause of the Bengals’ 7 point loss to the Steelers in round 1. On one hand, the defense gave up 132 yds and two TDs in the first 11:30 of the game. The offense had never […]
After the Bengals 2nd half comeback Sunday versus the Titans, it’s become increasingly clear. This team has IT. I’ve spent the past 9 weeks wondering what IT is, but I think I’m starting to understand. Is it the never say die attitude? Is it the you’re not going to move the ball on us at […]