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Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Them Bengals?

For One Day at Least, The Steelers Can Kiss the Baby
It probably has something to do with “following” this squad through a month’s worth of “Hard Knocks.” I find myself pulling for Marvin Lewis, Palmer, and veterans like Coles and Roy Williams trying to make a go of it in a new locale. Following week one’s debacle, you couldn’t help but have even more sympathy for the apparently still-hapless Bungles. As Lee Corso might say, not so fast my friends.

Sure, it might be a complete abberation, but Cincy has managed to win its last two games at Lambeau against the Packers and home yesterday against their longtime rivals the Steelers respectively. Next week, Marvin’s crew heads to Cleveland to face the Browns who look like…well, like the Bengals typically look.

Should Cincy come out of Cleveland with a win, it sets up a week five match-up of AFC North frontrunners in Baltimore. And if the Ravens stumble in Foxboro next Sunday (again, assuming Bengals over Brownies), it would be a battle of 3-1 teams with a chance for the Bengals to take control of the division outright. Whudda thunk it, right? One thing is certain — the Ravens at M&T will be a real taste to show if Cincy is worth talking about this season.

Was this win over the Steelers a psychological turning point? The Cincinnati Enquirer asks that very question:

The Bengals beat the Steelers Sunday, 23-20, with a final drive
pretty enough to hang on a wall. Maybe it broke down some unseen, ever present, psychic barrier that has blocked this franchise’s path out of purgatory for a long time

Path out of purgatory. Makes you feel for their fans a bit. Maybe this is the first step towards the light. For now, at least, who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals?

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  1. Ketch Rudder

    September 28, 2009 at 11:35 am

    You seem confused.

    Next week (Week 4), the Bengals play the Browns. The Ravens play the Patriots at Foxboro.

    The Bengals travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens in Week 5.

    The bye week for the Ravens comes at Week 7, after which, the Ravens host the Broncos.

    The Bengals get a bye during Week 8.

    During Week 9, the Bengals play host to the Ravens for the second game between the two teams.

  2. Cecilio's Scribe

    September 28, 2009 at 11:39 am

    good call. ur correct. not sure where i got that bye week notion for ravens. corrected.

  3. Crazy Canton Cuts

    September 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    so glad I added this site to my blogroll and follow it

  4. Cecilio's Scribe

    September 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    3C, thanks for the kind words and appreciate the readership. will try to throw up some other stuff that doesn't suck too bad soon

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