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Dknow's Random Thoughts... Bengals... Playoffs?

Posted on: October 28, 2009 9:59 am
First of all... What a great Start! If someone asked you in July, would you take a 5-2 record with wins over the Steelers and Ravens you would have taken it in a heart beat!

The Playoff picture in the AFC:

AFC East                 AFC North             AFC South             AFC West

Patriots   (5-2)        Bengals (5-2)       Colts     (6-0)         Broncos  (6-0)
Jets        (4-3)        Steelers (5-2)       Texans  (4-3)        Chargers (3-3)
Bills        (3-4)        Ravens  (3-3)       Jaguars  (3-3)
Dolphins  (2-4)

It is time for Bengals fans to start rooting against the Jets, Dolphins, Bills, Steelers, Ravens, Texans, Jaguars and Chargers. I have the Patriots, Colts, and Broncos winning their division. I will post a AFC North Playoff outlook later. The Chargers, Jets, and Texans seem to be the teams that will most likely compete with the AFC North for the wildcard spots.

Kyle Cook needs to get some attention for his play. I think he has been the difference between last years awful Oline and this years suprise Oline. He is the strongest Bengals player and he is very smart. He makes the Oline calls and has had a great start to the season. What a steal for the Bengals. Cook was an undrafted FA that the Bengals signed off waivers from the Vikings. He is a huge upgrade over Eric Guichec.

After watching DeSean Jackson on Monday night... How great would he look in stripes? I just shake my head every time I think about Jerome Simpson and how the Bengals took him over Jackson. What were the Bengals thinking? Chris Perry and Jerome Simpson are just two head scratchers in the Marvin Lewis era. I would like to know who is the one that said Simpson would be better than Jackson.

Since: May 23, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2009 10:01 am

Dknow's Random Thoughts... Bengals... Playoffs?

Yes it is never too early to start thinking about the playoffs and the division. The Bengals need to take 1 of the next 2 games. If they can do that and take care of the Browns at home the Bengals would be 5-1 in the division. If the Ravens and or Steelers split with each other the Bengals will have the best divisional record and all they would have to do is tie the Steelers or Ravens and they would win the division. It is just starting to get exciting! I like the fact the Bengals get the Ravens after a bye week and the fact the Bengals get the Steelers after the Steelers have to go out west on a Monday night. The Bengals will have an extra day and the Steelers won't get back into Pitt till late. So the Bengals have some advantages...

Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2009 9:21 pm

Dknow's Random Thoughts... Bengals... Playoffs?

Excellent post! Not many people look past what happens if they don't win the division outright at the beginning of the season.  I predicted the Bengals making the playoffs via the wildcard from the beginning, so I've been strategically rooting for these other contenders to lose :). I think the next 2 weeks are going to make or break our division hopes. We need to win atleast 1 of the games against Ravens or the Steelers, and I'm thinking are best chance is at home against the Ravens after the bye.  Baltimore will be coming off a tough game against the Broncos.  I think the Steelers will have our number in Pittsburg.
Also, the Ravens and Steelers have 2 games against each other yet to be played.  The AFC North is the toughest division in football this year (minus the Browns, of course ).

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