Cincinnati's offense is, well, what's the word? Terrible? Tired? Uninspired? The unquestionable reality is that this offense is plagued. Diseased. It's weak. It's inconsistent and it's not the product of a 9-5 team looking to do more in the playoffs other than saying, we've arrived. Maybe I'm just over-reacting. That is, by nature, a biproduct of beign a fan.
Defensively, this team is strong, for the first 29 minuts of the half. Chinedum Ndukwe recorded an interception. Michael Johnson recorded a quarterback sack and before he left due to injury early in the first half, Rey Maualuga recorded five tackles.
With under 2:30 left in the first half, a snap sailed past punter Dustin Colquitt, who kicked the football out of bounds at the Chiefs seven-yard line. After a one-yard run by Benson, Palmer scrambles and throws to his right at Chad Ochocinco, who tapped inbounds before falling out. Just as they're calling it a touchdown, the booth reviews the play and removes the touchdown, seeing Chad taking his route out of bounds at the back of the endzone, which results in a penalty. Carson Palmer throws two incomplete passes and the Bengals score the game's first points with 1:38 left in the game.
Shocking stat of the game: Carson Palmer - 4/9, 19 yards, INT
Kansas City moved the football into scoring position, converting on a Ryan Sucoop 30-yard field goal to tie the game at half time.
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