Like all NFL teams, the Bengals are getting back into routine. Play game on Sunday, watch film on Monday and take Tuesday off. Begin week against next opponent on Wednesday. However, the Bengals defensive line decided to get together on their day off to get ready for the second regular season game of the year.
Tuesday is the Bengals day off, a day that defensive tackle Domata Peko often hits the golf course. But on Monday he said there would be no tee time because he and end Robert Geathers called a 10 a.m. defensive line meeting for Tuesday.
"No coaches, just the D-linemen," said Peko, a defensive co-captain. "We want to get a head start. Get a day ahead and see what these (Green Bay) offensive linemen are doing."
I thought the Bengals defensive line played well against the Broncos. Antwan Odom recorded two sacks and Jonathan Fanene gave the Bengals defensive line a hat trick -- not in that order. Denver rushed for 75 yards, averaging 3.8 yards-per-rush. Rookie Knowshon Moreno was limited to 19 yards rushing on eight attempts. Correll Buckhalter had a decent average of 5.8 yards-per-rush; you take out his two rushing attempts in the game, that average significantly decreases to 4.0 yards-per. While the average is a bit high, the Broncos rushing offense didn't take the game over and really ceased being a factor as the game wore on.