Re: BENGALS ARE TOAST
posted at 9/12/2010 8:56 AM EDT
I haven’t seen much out of Cincinnati since week 16 of 2009.
In the Hall of Fame Game, really a home game in Ohio, Carson Palmer folded, getting the football out of his own end, but scoring no points in two tries. Meanwhile, in his only drive, Tony Romo went on a 16 play drive but only got a field goal.
Denver is typically a wuss on road games, but Kyle Orton drove 72 yards and 68 yards on the Cincinnati D. That’s defense? The Cincinnati O didn’t score on Denver’s D until their third try, and I’m not perfectly sure who was in Denver’s D by then.
Cincy’s D somewhat redeemed itself in week 2 against Philly. Philly went on two long drives for field goals but that’s it. Cincinnati’s O did not show up whatsoever. Carson Palmer had one 8 yard drive for a touchdown in the first half, but no field goals, and two interceptions.
In week 3 at home versus so-so Buffalo, Carson Palmer pulled out the no-huddle and scored two touchdowns in the first half. However, Cincy’s D quit at home. They gave up three long drives for touchdowns in the first half.
Finally, against Indy’s scrubs, Carson Palmer drove the team to where they could kick a 52-yard field goal. Nice kick! So, that’s been five unhappy games in a row for Cincinnati’s first string, six if you count the playoff game. I may not know why, but I simply don’t like this team if they hardly ever show up.