FanPost

Don't Freak Out.


Yes, the Bengals lost. But the silver lining is that it was due to dumb penalties (Peerman, Kirkpatrick, Maualuga), the head-stratching playcalling at the end of the first half, and the repeated 12-men-on-the-field that forced the Bengals to use timeouts, NOT that the Bengals were outplayed. Lady Luck was completely on the side of Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett today, and not AJ Green and Mohamed Sanu. The Bears are a pretty darn good team too.

Dalton looked great. 26/33 for 282 yards and 2 TDs against a great defense, with two interceptions, one which was not his fault at all and another which was not primarily his fault. Dalton would have had a third TD pass, and a long one at that, if Tillman hadn't interfered with Green on the third long drive. Those 3 TD drives were simply amazing. He played better than Cutler, who certainly played well but had a lower completion % and had an interception that was completely his own fault. Other than the two long TD drives by the Bears, who do have a good offense and were undoubtedly going to score some points, I thought the defense played well (again, beyond the mental stuff).

It's one game. It's Week 1. Everyone in the AFC North is 0-1, and the Bengals are 1st place. It's very clear that this team is one of the most talented in the league (it certainly showed today on offense), and just needs to clean up the mental stuff (easier said than done). Lady Luck works in mysterious ways, and might just be on the Bengals' side down the road, considering she was ALL on the Bears' side today. This division is much worse than we thought. Just look at the games played this week by the Ravens, Steelers, and Browns. All those 3 teams are much worse. The Bengals are still the most likely to win the division and go to the playoffs. Look at New England and Indianapolis this week, struggling against horrible teams. With the exception of the Broncos, the AFC is much weaker than the NFC. Things are still looking good for the Bengals.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Join Cincy Jungle

You must be a member of Cincy Jungle to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cincy Jungle. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker