Bengals Early Bird Special: So Close Yet So Far Away

SEATTLE - OCTOBER 30: Brandon Tate #19 of the Cincinnati Bengals returns a punt for a touchdown against David Vobora #54 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on October 30, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Bengals defeated the Seahawks 34-12.(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

It's time to wake up Bengals Nation. Sleeping in is overrated nowadays. And so is sleeping for a matter of fact. Don't lecture about how sleep is vital for us to function and survive and that we would die without sleep. I know that already, but seriously, who sleeps that much anymore?

On Sunday the Bengals take on the Titans and I can't wait to watch it. The Titans have only looked good against teams worse than them. The only team worth bragging about beating are the Baltimore Ravens. The other wins have come against the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and Indianapolis Colts. Those are teams they should beat. I know the Bengals lost to Denver, but whatever. It was a hiccup for them.

The Bengals are rolling as of late having won their last four games. Tennessee on the other hand has lost two out of their last three games. What worries me though is that Tennessee has won three out their four games at home. But the Bengals have that same record on the road. So this should make for an interesting match-up.

I will give Matt Hasselbeck credit. He's been playing extremely well with the limited targets he has on his team. Kenny Britt has missed a majority of the season and he was the Titans only legitimate passing target to begin with. Nate Washington has stepped up and played very well so far giving Hasselbeck someone to throw to.

But with the Titans going up against one of the best defenses in the league it should make for some exciting football. It's not as if their offense has been racking up points as it is. Then again neither has the Bengals, but at least they have been scoring just enough points to get by. 

Cincinnati Bengals forever! Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers never!

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

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