Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bengals Sure to Take AFC North

The Cincinnati Bengals are 8-3. I just like saying it. They have almost clinched the AFC North title now that the Indianapolis Colts beat the Pittsburgh Steelers bringing them down one game below us at 7-4. We have some key injuries on the line. Bryan Robinson, defense, and Nate Webster, linebacker, are doubtful for Sundays battle with the Steelers. With a tough schedule ahead and behind Carson Palmer is only getting better. Fans can’t wait to see the big plays he is going to pull off against the Steelers. Even Cincinnati Mayor Mallory has high hopes for this team’s best season since 1988.

I may not know if we are going to reach the Super Bowl but I do know we have a better record than some of the teams that are predicted to win it, and that’s saying something.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A Strong Game against a Stronger Team

We played the best team in football and lost this Sunday. Eli Manning and the New York Giants looked extremely good and we were lucky to have had such a close game with them. Carson Palmer even had a better quarterback rating for the game than Eli Manning. So this wasn’t an embarrassing loss by any means, but an honorable battle with a valiant team. Penalties and a lack of fourth down conversions really held us back in this high scoring game. We scored 37 points to the Giants 45 and not a lot of teams have been able to score like that against this New York squad. I would say we are ready for the Steelers and I am curious who will step up to help us beat them. Will it be Chris Henry or Chad Johnson? Or maybe Chris Perry or Rudi Johnson?

Friday, November 18, 2005

Throw It to Me Brett

Deltha O’Neal has almost enough votes to become a Pro Bowl Corner and is pretty adamant that he’s the best choice for the position. His skills are apparent in his stats. The most interesting of which is the fact that he alone has six interceptions for the season, two of which were picked off Brett Favre. I’d say he has magnets in his hands if the football were made out of metal. It was a perfect 58 degree day for football at Paul Brown Stadium and O’Neal, Odell Thurman, and Tory James were the big stars of the game each picking off passes from Brett Favre and we won the day.