Welcome to the official start to the 2016 NFL season. We once again leave the prognosticating up to the true experts and turn our gaze to the magic that is Super Tecmo Bowl. This weekend we can’t wait to watch our Cincinnati Bengals as they travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets. What can we expect to see? Let’s find out...
The Bengals start with the ball and look to attack through the air to start the game.
Andy Dalton struggles to find an open receiver as the Jets coverage is outstanding. No one can get open and the Bengals end their first drive with a punt.
Ryan Fitzpatrick also struggles to complete a pass.
The Jets are forced to punt the ball right back to Cincinnati.
The new look punt return man for the Bengals, Alex Erickson gets his first try at a return.
Then the Bengals passing game opens up. A.J. Green makes a diving catch on a ball that is a little overthrown. The Bengals enter the red zone for the first time.
On the next play, Brandon LaFell finds the seam and then the endzone for a score.
Now it is the Bengals defense’s turn to shut the Jets down. Michael Johnson gets to the quarterback for the sack.
The Jets stall and are forced to punt.
Coverage breakdown leads to a huge gain for LaFell.
At the end of the first, the Bengals lead 7 - 0.
Steve McLendon gets to Dalton for the sack.
But, the offense bounces back and A.J. Green beats Darrelle Revis for a touchdown.
Now the Jets start to move the ball. The scrambling ability of Fitzpatrick allows Brandon Marshall to get open and he gains a bunch of yards.
The drive stalls on some inaccurate passes.
Once again the Jets punt.
The Jets defense tightens down, an incomplete pass from the Bengals leads to a long third down.
Then Dalton is sacked by Erin Henderson.
The Bengals are forced to punt.
Geno Atkins blows up the defender and gets his first sack of the season.
The Jets are moving the ball well now.
But, time expires in the half and the Bengals lead by 14.
The second half starts with the Bengals defense continuing to dominate. Carlos Dunlap records a sack.
Then Brandon Marshall again gets open and moves the Jets into scoring position.
The offense stalls and the Jets are forced to settle for a field goal.
The kick is blocked!
Ryan Hewitt shows up with a big first down grab for the Bengals.
Then Brandon LaFell adds his second score of the game. Cincinnati is up 21-0.
The Jets however can’t move the ball. They once again punt back to the Bengals.
At the end of the third, the Bengals are cruising with a three touchdown lead.
Leonard Williams gets to Dalton to start the 4th quarter for a sack.
The Bengals are forced to punt.
With time running out, the Jets are forced to throw the ball to try and climb back into the game. The Bengals are ready as safety George Iloka grabs the interception.
Then Jeremy Hill runs the ball hard and finds the endzone for another Cincinnati touchdown.
The Jets can’t catch a break as Shawn Williams picks off Ryan Fitzpatrick for the Bengals’ second interception.
The Bengals are content to run the ball and the clock.
A field goal late in the fourth quarter adds to the Bengals lead.
Cincinnati cruises in their opener and blanks the Jets. WhoDey!