Prediction Machine: Call The First Offensive Play, Defensive Result And Bengals Touchdown

Aug 30, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) watches from the sidelines during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeated Cincinnati 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

We have to admit that we took the idea from Dawgs by Nature, who graciously allowed others to pounce on the idea. It's a good one. Fun for everyone that gives the winner a legitimate claim to say, "See, I told you so." Soon the Cincinnati Bengals will kickoff and when they do, they'll perform an offensive play. A defensive play. And we hope to the ever loving lord of football that they'll score a touchdown.

Your job now is a prediction to answer all three questions. Again.

  1. The first offensive play that the Bengals will run;
  2. The first player on the defense (not special teams) who will score a tackle;
  3. How the team will score their first touchdown.

Offensive Play Prediction Guidelines: Try to be as specific as you can on what you think the Bengals first offensive play will be. Don't just say "pass play" or "run play". Instead, say "Andy Dalton throws a seven-yard slant to A.J. Green" or "BenJarvus Green-Ellis gains three yards up the middle." You can also predict incompletions, interceptions and fumbles if you enjoy hurting cute little puppies. A specific touchdown play works too.

Defensive Tackle Prediction Guidelines: Predicting the first defensive play is much more obscure, so this one is a simpler category and specific to the team's defense (not special teams). You can choose things like Leon Hall interception, Rey Maualuga forced fumble, Geno Atkins quarterback sack but it might be better to use a tackle instead, such as Thomas Howard tackle.

First Touchdown Against The Ravens: Predict how you think the Bengals will score their first offensive touchdown, along with specifics of the play. You can predict it to be on offense, defense, or special teams. If you predict a passing touchdown, name both the quarterback and the receiver.

Here is the template you can copy+paste for your comments:

First Offensive Play:
First Defensive Tackle:
First Touchdown:

Here are my predictions...

First Offensive Play: BenJarvus Green-Ellis runs left for three yards
First Defensive Tackle: Domata Peko
First Touchdown: Andy Dalton completes a 25-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Green

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