Week 2 of the preseason is here and I once again blew the dust off my Tecmo Super Bowl cartridge and slide it into my NES to predict the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Let's turn our eyes to what the 8 bit wonder has to offer in the form of a prediction.
The Buccaneers start with the football and on the first play of the game, Geno Atkins sacks Jameis Winston.
The rattled quarterback fails to complete a pass and Tampa Bay is forced to punt.
The Bengals attack on the ground as Jeremy hill breaks off a huge run. The drive stalls and the Bengals trot out Mike Nugent for a field goal attempt.
It's good! The Bengals score on their first possession and take a 3-0 lead.
The Buccaneers have a short, unsuccessful drive and punt the ball back to Cincinnati.
At the end of the first, the Bengals lead 3 to 0.
Again, Hill owns the drive and gets the Bengals into scoring position. However, the passing game fails to get the ball into the end zone.
So Hill does the rest of the work for the offense and scores.
The Bengals give up a long catch and run to outstanding receiver Mike Evans, bit the Bucs fail to punch it into the end zone and settle for a field goal.
At the half, the Bengals lead is 10 - 3.
Once again, Jeremy Hill is getting it done. This time he catches a short pass from Andy Dalton and finds plenty of room to run.
Dalton finishes the drive by finding Tyler Eifert in the end zone for the touchdown.
Running back Charles Sims gashes the Bengals on the next drive and it pays off as a touchdown for Tampa Bay.
Andy Dalton scrambles for a first down, and then finds A.J. Green with some room to run.
Green takes it all the way for another Bengals touchdown.
At the end of the third, the Bengals extend their lead to 24 - 10.
As the Buccaneers threaten in the fourth, the Bengals Rey Maualuga causes, then recovers a fumble that prevents a Tampa score.
The Tampa Bay defense finally gets to Dalton, but then Hill makes up for it on the next play.
He takes a long run in for another Cincinnati score.
This game was all Jeremy Hill and the Bengals win with a final of 31 - 10.