Friday, December 15, 2006

DEFENSE! stomp stomp

The Cincinatti Bengals have had the best defensive month in club history under the tutelage of Chuck Bresnahan. The team had thier first shutout in 17 years and the fewest points scored against them ever in 3 consecutive games bringing the Bengals rush defense to a higher ranking than thier offensive couterparts. Wide Receiver Chad johnson faces off against his one time hero Marvin Harrison this Monday as the Indianapolis Colts travel to meet the Cincinatti Bengals. Harrison has more TD's but Johnson has surpassed him in every other category. Are you ready for some Football?

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Holiday Gear

Go to the Cincinatti Bengals website where you can order Bengals christmas gear. Everything from Santa hats to helmet ornaments from your favorite tigers can be ordered. You can get guaranteed holiday delivery with orders placed as late as December 21st thanks to overnight service. While on the website visit the Bengals Cheerleaders section to read stories of beautiful women being crushed to the ground by 200+ lb. wild defenders who overshoot the mark.

The Cincinatti Bengals face off against the Oakland Raiders at home in the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinatti, Ohio. At least they don't have to face-off against a house full of those die-hard Raiders fans.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Big Win for Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals picked up a big win today against division leaders Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals still need a couple more losses from the Ravens this season if they hope to win the division and make it to the playoffs. Next week's game is against the Oakland Raiders, and the Bengals really need that win because the next week's game will be in Indianapolis against the Colts.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Carson Palmer Is on the Prowl

Cincinnati's Carson Palmer has been giving the Bengals something to work with. For example, the very substantial 28 points on the board in our first half against San Diego. Now we just have to be sure the Bengals' defense takes up where the offense leaves off. As they did, again in the first half of that game, allowing just 7 points to the Chargers.

The second half of that one was an aberration. I'm looking for something more normal, and more satisfying, when we take on the New Orleans Saints Sunday at the Superdome.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

AFC North is Cinci’s to grab

I’ve got to agree with Tre Hutcherson who was pointing out that 1) the Baltimore Ravens are beatable and 2) a win moves them down and Cincinnati up, into the top slot in the AFC North.

We all know the Bengals have lost three of their last four outings, but those games have been very close. The offense has been improving, and Carson Palmer has avoided turnovers. Can we do some more of that? Coach Marvin Lewis seems to think so. But he did say that this game with the Ravens will be “one of those do or die situations you face once or twice a season.” Let’s do.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bengals Win Cat Fight With Panthers

A couple of great moments to me kept our whole season going. One was the call to pass the ball deep to Chad Johnson on 4th down with a yard to go; that gamble led to the play that changed the score from 14-10 Panthers to 17-10 Bengals. We were due for a win, or else.

The other beauty was Kevin Kaesviharn's interception when nobody was looking. Well, that's not true, but it sure seemed like two folks who should have been looking weren't, those two being Panthers QB Jake Delhomme and WR Keyshawn Johnson. Their body language said, "Wha...??" Priceless.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bengals Over Steelers Make the Cover

Finally catching up on some reading waiting to get my teeth cleaned--this dentist actually has magazines from the current year!--and who did I see on the cover of the October 2nd Sports Illustrated but Cincinnati's own Caleb Miller smashing into Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward! More great photos full of tiger stripes were inside, as well as an article explaining what Bengals fans already knew: we just love to hate the Steelers!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Snap Goes the Cincinnati Bengals Winning Streak

Our Bengals had a nice opening to the 2006 season, but it's not perfect any more. But let's face it--everybody has off days. Like the New England Patriots did last week against the Denver Broncos. They should have been coming into Paul Brown Stadium today undefeated, too. Or at least not embarrassed.

Well, the Pats turned last week's frustrations against Cincinnati today, and I think we need to do the same with this 38-13 game. What we don't need to do is spend our bye week wallowing. The very last thing we need to do is provide a miracle upset to the hapless (winless, to put it bluntly) Tampa Bay Bucs at Raymond James Stadium on October 15th!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Throw away the key boys!

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver, Chris Henry can’t seem to stay out of trouble these days. Henry’s offenses include marijuana possession, a felony gun charge, speeding while drunk driving and providing alcohol to minors – two of which were under the age of 18. He could face suspension, fines and sanctions from the NFL, yet I think those punishments pale in comparison to the legal ramifications for brandishing weapons outside nightclubs and entertaining intoxicated minor girls in your car. Hopefully we can count on the justice system to treat him like a criminal and not like a celebrity. A slap on the wrists just doesn’t sound like it will change Chris Henry’s disposition towards a life of debauchery and crime.

Friday, June 30, 2006

What a schedule!

Looking forward to the Bengals' preseason opener: the Washington Redskins will be here in Cincinnati on August 13th. But as I looked over the entire schedule, I saw a lot of familiar names on the calendar--familiar because they were in last year's NFL playoffs. And when I say a lot, I'm talking about, besides the 'Skins and the Indianapolis Colts in the preseason: New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Bucs, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, Colts again in a game that really counts, and...Pittsburgh Steelers. Twice! Does anybody else have a schedule like that for 2006-07?

Well, I guess I can expect my money's worth of football with my Bengals tickets!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Bengals Playing with Depth at QB

The Cincinnati Bengals have acquired another back up for Carson Palmer in Dave Ragone, who was released by the Houston Texans. Anthony Wright will probably be second to Palmer but this is the NFL and you never know what might happen. Ragone was once considered a hot prospect but in his three years he hasn’t really had the chance to show his stuff. I think he played in one game when David Carr was out with an injury and he did pretty well. I am glad we have some depth at QB.

Can you think of anywhere else we need some help still?

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Draft looked good for Bengals, but maybe not good enough.

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted for a corner back, defensive end and left tackle in the first few rounds of the draft. We still need a receiving tight end according to the Bengals official site and I feel they are right on the money. What do you think? How did we do in the draft?

Monday, April 10, 2006

Moving on up! Bengals dealing away!

The Cincinnati Bengals have signed deals with Sam Adams and Bobbie Williams. I have been pretty happy with all the off-season moves the Bengals have made thus far and can only see us getting stronger in 2006. Who do you think we should be looking at in the 2006 NFL Draft and why?

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Increasing QB Pool Gives Bengals More Options

The Cincinnati Bengals are working on finding a back up quarterback. We are considering Brian Griese but he is injured, and that brings up the question of whether we should give up on Carson Palmer this soon or wait to see if he improves over the next few months. What do you think?

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Graham Represents Bengals at Pro Bowl

An interesting bit of Bengals news came out of the Pro Bowl Skill Challenges. Cincinnati Bengals kicker Shayne Graham made a 65-yard field goal winning the Innovative Kicking honor.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Go Broncos, Beat Steelers!

I am still steaming over the Steelers beating the Cincinnati Bengals and dashing our Super Bowl hopes. They are going to be playing the Denver Broncos on Sunday for the AFC Championship and I am crossing my fingers for the Broncos. Jake Plummmer and Mike Shanahan had better have a plan because the Steelers are on a rampage and have only just buried the Indianapolis Colts who were everybody’s favorite for the Super Bowl since the middle of the regular season.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Carson Palmer’s Impressive Proclamation

Carson Palmer endured a shocking knee injury in his last game and has said his goal is to be back and ready for the first day of training camp. He is a real trooper and hobbled his way on crutches to a press conference to express his thought that Jon Kitna should be signed as his back up. He also said that he does not feel the late hit that caused his injury was a deliberate dirty hit on the part of the Steelers’ Kimo von Oelhoffen. Carson’s dismissal of the rumors surrounding the late hit was admirable and he has shown he is a true Cincinnati Bengal hero.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Palmer and Johnson Can Pull it Off

We already had a guaranteed playoff spot when we lost to the Chiefs but it hurts just the same. We face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the playoffs and this Bengals team is going to have to shake off the negative energy from our 37-3 loss to the Chiefs before they can hope to win against the Steelers. We are 1-1 against the Steelers for the season so it’s really anyone’s game at this point. I am counting on Carson Palmer and Rudi Johnson to get us some yards and points in this match up against our most hated rival.