Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Sunday, October 17, 2004
With the Browns offense struggling to put up points on the board, this
might be a welcome relief for the ineffective Bengals defense when both teams
square off in an AFC North divisional clash on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, CBS).
Cincinnati has given up a league high 166 yards rushing per game and 5.2 yards
per carry, but Cleveland's offense has not done much either. The unit is ranked
30th in total offense. Cincinnati (1-3) is coming off its bye week and hopes
that the time off was enough for the team to regroup. The addition of S Anthony
Mitchell, who signed with the Bengals, should also give the defensive unit a
boost. "Right now, it is not the way we had this thing put together," head coach
Marvin Lewis said. "But it is what it is right now, and we're going to get
better with it."
It's lookin' good right now: we're up by three--damn, nevermind, down by 4 at half time.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
Following last season's turnaround, the Bengals seem to have gone back to their old ways. The team fell to 1-3 on the season following a 28-17 loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers. After years of disappointment, the Bengals went 8-8 under new head coach Marvin Lewis last year and looked positive heading into this new season. But the team has struggled coming out of the blocks, especially defensively. On offense, QB Carson Palmer has held his own as he still tries to learn the game. "I'm not concerned with what people say," Palmer said. "I'm only worried about what the coaches and players think. I'm going about my business, trying to get better from week to week." Palmer had a touchdown and two interceptions against the Steelers, bringing his total to three TDs and seven INTs in four starts.