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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Curse Reverse

The Cincinnati Bengals look to exorcise three-decade-old demons, as they host the Las Vegas Raiders on Wild Card Weekend. John and Anthony welcome in one of our favorite guests in Joe Goodberry to talk about the matchup and team outlook.

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It’s here.

A game three decades in the making for the Cincinnati Bengals. It has been 31 years since the team has won a playoff game and a lot of fans point to the game against the Raiders back in early 1991 wherein star running back, Bo Jackson, suffered a career-ending injury.

Cincinnati eventually lost the game, entered a stretch of seasons known as “The Lost Decade” and subsequently suffered through an 0-7 postseason run since Jackson’s injury.

But, it appears that this year’s team is as poised to break that curse as any of the past seven roster iterations. To help us preview the big game, we bring in Bengals and NFL Draft Twitter star, Joe Goodberry.

We had an awesome, long chat with Joe about all kinds of things, largely centering around this upcoming clash with Las Vegas. Some of the discussion points:

  • What were Joe’s expectations for the Bengals at the beginning of the season and what were the signs that a 10-win season was on the horizon?
  • Do the Bengals have enough talent on the offensive line to carry them not only through Wild Card Weekend, but further into the postseason?
  • Joe Burrow has been red hot. But, Joe Mixon has dominated the Raiders in three games, including earlier this season. What’s the best game plan on a cold Cincinnati day this Saturday?
  • The young trio of wide receivers, along with Burrow, could be the catalysts to a deep Cincinnati run.
  • What does this particular team have to get them that oh-so-elusive playoff win that the past seven squads did not possess?
  • And so much more!

Thanks to Joe Goodberry for the time. Be sure to go get his “Bengals on the Brain” gear in local Cincinnati shops (River Town Inkery) and online!

Our thanks also to all of those who joined us for all of the fun on Wednesday night. If you missed it, you can check it out on your favorite audio streamer afterwards!

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