To say that the Bengals are trending in the opposite direction most fans had hoped for them this season is an understatement. The Bengals can regain a ton of momentum this Sunday and all they need to do is go to Foxborough and beat the New England Patriots at their house. Let’s turn to Tecmo and see what kind of chances the Bengals have.
The Patriots start with the ball and Geno Atkins tries to set the tone early with a sack of Tom Brady.
But, Brady responds on the very next play with a long completion to Julian Edelman for a touchdown.
Cincinnati tries to get Brandon LaFell involved early and Andy Dalton finds him for a huge gain.
Malcom Brown wants nothing to do with it and essentially ends the Bengals drive with a sack of Dalton.
New England responds with another big play. This time a run by LeGarrette Blount.
Blount is injured on the play and is lost for the game.
Karlos Dansby gets to Brady and tries to keep the Patriots from doing any more damage.
It does not help. Brady picks apart the Bengals defense for another touchdown pass.
On the following kickoff, Bengals wide receiver/returner Alex Erickson is injured returning the ball.
At the end of the first, New England easily jumps out to a 14-0 lead.
Cincinnati has no answer and punts the ball back to the Patriots.
At least the defense got a stop! New England punts back to Cincinnati.
Cincinnati just can not get anything moving. Once again they are forced to punt.
The punt pins New England deep and on the first snap from scrimmage Geno Atkins sacks Brady in the end zone for the safety. The Bengals are finally on the scoreboard.
As time runs out in the half, the Bengals fall just short of adding more points.
Cincinnati is on the wrong end of the score at the midpoint.
When your offense is struggling, you need to rely on your playmakers. Dalton finds A.J. Green for a big gain.
Once again the Patriots defense steps up. Alan Branch sacks Dalton.
Cincinnati can’t catch a break as a pass sails over the head of a wide open receiver in the end zone.
Then Green finds a seam and Dalton quickly gets the ball to him. Touchdown Cincinnati!
Now the defense needs to stop the New England offense. Karlos Dansby sacks Brady.
The Patriots punt to the Bengals.
Cincinnati methodically moves the ball down the field.
At the end of the third, Cincinnati still trails 14 - 9.
LaFell continues to try and punish his old team.
Then Jeremy Hill finds the endzone for the Bengals. All of the sudden, Cincinnati is in the driver’s seat.
However, New England easily moves into position to score.
First and goal from the 2.
Tom Brady’s third down pass is incomplete. 4th and 1 from the 1.
The Patriots decide to go for the touchdown instead of kicking the field goal. However, they are stopped short. The Bengals take over at their own 1.
Sure enough, with time running out, JaBaal Sheard sacks Dalton in the endzone to tie the game.
Regulation ends with no more scores.
16 a piece at the end of regulation. We have bonus football.
The Bengals get the ball and achieve a first down.
Then Green gets open an hauls in the pass at the 18 yard line.
Taking no chances, Cincinnati goes for the win with a field goal.
What a win this would be for the Bengals.