The Bengals will face the St. Louis Rams on Sunday to hopefully get their season back on the winning track. Two losses in a row has some fans doubting this team, but 8-2 is still a very good record and the Bengals are in position to control their own destiny. Let's look to Super Tecmo Bowl for a preview of how this game is going to play out. So far on the season, Tecmo has the Bengals with a 9-1 record and has been accurate in the outcome seven times.
The Bengals start with the football and cannot accomplish anything through the air.
The Bengals fail to move the ball at all on their first series, they are forced to punt.
The Rams on the other hand find success when running the football.
The Bengals collapse the pocket and Carlos Dunlap gets to Case Keenum for the sack.
On the next play, Keenum finds Kenny Britt down the sideline and the Rams are in a good position to score.
On the legs of Todd Gurley, the Rams do get a touchdown.
The Bengals begin to attack on the ground also. Jeremy Hill is able to keep the drive moving. He breaks free and gets caught at the one yard line.
At the end of the first, the Rams lead the Bengals 7-0.
Hill hits pay dirt on his next carry.
The Rams do nothing on their next possession and are forced to punt.
Andy Dalton finds A.J. Green all alone up the middle and delivers a strike.
Green easily trots in for the touchdown.
The Rams break through and block the extra point.
Todd Gurley doesn't help the Rams at all as he fumbles away the ball on his first carry of this drive.
The Bengals recover.
Dalton to Green again gives the Bengals some cushion.
At the half the Bengals lead 20 - 7.
Somehow the defense breaks down to start the second half and Jared Cook catches a ball from Keenum and easily scores.
Jeremy Hill earns some hard yards for the Bengals as he gets a first down on the Bengals next drive.
But the passing game falters and the Bengals are forced to punt.
The Rams also fail to do anything on offense.
They punt the ball right back to the Bengals.
This time the Bengals offense clicks. A quick first down puts the Bengals near mid field.
Then the Dalton to Green connection strikes again. Bengals touchdown.
At the end of the third, the Bengals hold a comfortable 27-14 lead.
The sack party begins as Geno Atkins gets to the quarterback.
The next couple series is a little bit odd to say the least. The Rams fumble the ball and the Bengals recover.
Then Jeremy Hill fumbles and the Rams recover.
Then the Rams fumble once again, the Bengals recover.
James Laurinaitis gets to Andy Dalton for the sack.
The next pass misses its mark.
The Bengals are forced to a field goal try.
The sacks continue. Vincent Rey gets one of his own.
Then big Geno Atkins gets back to back sacks to end the Rams drive.
Dalton quickly finds Jeremy Hill streaking down the sideline and hits him in stride. The Bengals score again through the air.
Once again, the extra point try is blocked.
the Rams add on a late garbage time touchdown.
The Bengals cruise to a win against the Rams.