Bengals Early Bird Special: Here We Go Bengals, Here We Go

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 06: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 6, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Bengals won 24-17.(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Good morning everyone! It's Friday and you know what that means? It's the final day of the week that you have to endure that annoying coworker and suffer sitting through meetings that waste time more than anything. And it also means that there's only two days until the Bengals epic showdown against their rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers

Showdown Sunday is just over 48 hours away. We should be in-store for an exciting and grueling 60 minutes of football. For two key Bengals players it will be their first time competing in this rivalry.

Andy Dalton and A.J. Green will hopefully be able to continue performing the way they have been up to this point. If Green gets shut down by the Steelers cornerbacks then Dalton is going to have to rely on a different target to pass to. Also the Bengals then might have to rely on a lackluster running attack that is long overdue for a breakout game.

It should be interesting to see what play calling Marvin Lewis, Jay Gruden, and the Bengals decide to go with. I think they should mix it up during the first quarter and see what is having more success. If the passing game is lacking then back-off on passing for a few drives in the second quarter, as long as the defense is doing their part of limiting the points Pittsburgh puts up. 

Either way the game shouldn't leave us disappointed, unless the Bengals lose on a last second play then obviously that would leave us with our heads buried in our palms.

Also I would like to say thank you to everyone who has either served in the military or is currently serving in the military. Thank you for fighting for and protecting our country and freedom.  

Alright here is what you may have missed or overlooked from Thursday.

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