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The Operator
10-02-2009, 09:26 AM
Your thoughts?

I don't think it's necessarily a trap game, but I don't think the Browns will just roll over and die by any stretch of the imagination.

Hopefully The Bengals can put together two solid halves of football this Sunday. I expect a big performance from Benson, as well.

Predicted score: 27-13, Bengals

reds1869
10-02-2009, 09:28 AM
I lived in Cleveland long enough to understand that their Brown team is even more inept than our Brown family. Bengals 42-Browns 3.

Eric_the_Red
10-02-2009, 09:33 AM
I think the Browns have scored 1 offensive TD in their last 9 regular season games, or something like that. The Bengals have no excuses not to win this week. I'd like to see the Bengals offense show up.

Hoosier Red
10-02-2009, 09:46 AM
24-6 Bengals.
Offense skids a little bit after an early touchdown but picks up play in 2nd half to put the game away.

Tony_Danza
10-02-2009, 11:04 AM
17-16 in favor of the Browns is the way Tony Danza sees this one playing out.

Reds Freak
10-02-2009, 11:05 AM
I lived in Cleveland long enough to understand that their Brown team is even more inept than our Brown family. Bengals 42-Browns 3.

And I've been a Bengal fan long enough to know that anything, I mean anything, can happen when the Bengals take the field. I have no idea and no prediction for any more Bengals games...

guttle11
10-02-2009, 11:12 AM
I think the Browns come out firing early, but once someone fumbles or Anderson throws a pick, they'll fold. Close game for a half, maybe three quarters. Bengals physicality (stop laughing, they have it) wears down Cleveland's line on both sides of the ball. Bengals pull away for a 34-16 win.

camisadelgolf
10-02-2009, 11:38 AM
I think Neon Hall and J-Jo will combine for 7 interceptions.

goreds2
10-02-2009, 01:39 PM
I just hope to see a good game. :D

(gosteelers2)

Tony Cloninger
10-02-2009, 01:57 PM
Anderson is more than capable of pulling a good game out of his hat...if not more against the bengals. He did in the 2nd game of 2007.
That's how bad it is being a bengals fan....the past continues to haunt ...so you really have a hard time enjoying the good that is going on...while it is going on.

reds1869
10-02-2009, 03:13 PM
I just hope to see a good game. :D

(gosteelers2)

Hey, we've tied before. :p:

Highlifeman21
10-04-2009, 10:56 AM
Take the Bengals, give the points.

Degenerate39
10-04-2009, 02:24 PM
A lot of penalities early on

OldRightHander
10-04-2009, 02:40 PM
Nice catch by Chad.

Degenerate39
10-04-2009, 02:42 PM
Nice catch by Chad.

And Gathers!

WMR
10-04-2009, 02:43 PM
Hahahahahahahahahaha

WMR
10-04-2009, 02:57 PM
Huber is a WEAPON.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 03:13 PM
So far, it looks like the Browns are trying to get Mangini fired.

The Operator
10-04-2009, 03:36 PM
The Bengals sure are doing a good job of keeping them in the game, though.

Ugh.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 03:39 PM
The Bengals sure are doing a good job of keeping them in the game, though.

Ugh.

Cribbs is the only thing the Browns have going for them at the moment. Bengals always have a tough time with good return men.

jimbo
10-04-2009, 03:45 PM
Cribbs is the only thing the Browns have going for them at the moment.

Anderson to Massaquoi seems to be working pretty good, along with the defense stepping it up in the second quarter.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 03:50 PM
When you have a short field to work with you can take more chances, Cribbs has the Browns consistently at midfield. Could turn into a scary game for the Bengals if they let Cleveland get some confidence as the game goes on.

Joseph
10-04-2009, 04:14 PM
The Bengals best remember the Browns are an NFL team in a hurry.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 04:17 PM
If the Bengals lose this game the blame goes squarely on Carson Palmer and the Bengals offense. They are making the Browns look competent.

Joseph
10-04-2009, 04:19 PM
If the Bengals lose this game the blame goes squarely on Carson Palmer and the Bengals offense. They are making the Browns look competent.

The defense is doing an ok job of it too.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:19 PM
14-14 new ballgame. Browns confidence continues to grow with each possession.

The Operator
10-04-2009, 04:20 PM
The Bengals just cannot stand the idea of being a winning football team.

They won't have any part of it.

The Operator
10-04-2009, 04:22 PM
You've got to be kidding me.

Marvin ALWAYS has piss poor special teams. Never fails. Geesh.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:24 PM
No first downs since the 1st quater. Cleveland has 17 since the Bengals last had one.

The Operator
10-04-2009, 04:29 PM
How long do The Bengals have to play games like this before Marvin gets canned?

Joseph
10-04-2009, 04:33 PM
How long do The Bengals have to play games like this before Marvin gets canned?


Why would it matter now? Its been like this the last few years under him.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Need a turnover here for the Bengals.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Bengals get the ball back, Cleveland looked a little conservative there as they elect to punt. 10 mins to go to get some offense from some where.

The Operator
10-04-2009, 04:43 PM
Why would it matter now? Its been like this the last few years under him.

Oh, I know. It was more of a rhetorical question than anything.

The fact that Bob Bratkowski still has a job as well also speaks volumes about the Bengals commitment to winning.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:45 PM
Keep doing the same thing Brat obviously it's not working.

CTA513
10-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Thats probably game

OldRightHander
10-04-2009, 04:47 PM
This is getting ugly.

Yachtzee
10-04-2009, 04:47 PM
Apparently the Bengals have forgotten how well the screen play was working for them early in the game. Now they give up a big return to Cribbs.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:48 PM
212 return yds for Cribbs I think that is more than the Bengals have on offense.

Joseph
10-04-2009, 04:48 PM
How are they trying to establish the run this late in a game they are losing?

The run is important, but its NOT working. Throw the damned ball.

Overall the offense looks lost today. I think they thought it'd be a cake walk and Cleveland knows the Bengals are susceptible to over confidence which they are proving.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:49 PM
Big Sack there for Odom pushing the Browns back to the Bengal 20. Have to hold them to a FG.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 04:51 PM
Last week in the Pittsburgh game I thouhgt the Bengals were hitting on all cylinders especially in the 2nd half. Today they haven't been in synch since the first quater. Frustrating team to watch.

macro
10-04-2009, 04:57 PM
Today's performance is disappointing but not at all surprising. Following up a nice win with a clunker game against a weak opponent has been this team's M.O. for over a decade. The responsibility for the two losses falls squarely on the shoulders of the offense.

Joseph
10-04-2009, 05:00 PM
85

Yachtzee
10-04-2009, 05:01 PM
How long until Brad St. Louis is sent packing?

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:01 PM
2pt conversions from now on.

CTA513
10-04-2009, 05:01 PM
Brad St. Louis screws the Bengals again

Thats 4 points hes cost the Bengals today

Joseph
10-04-2009, 05:01 PM
How long until Brad St. Louis is sent packing?

Tomorrow if they lose.

macro
10-04-2009, 05:02 PM
When does Brad St. Louis get cut from this team?!

I was just getting ready to explain my post above about the "two losses" by saying that I fully expected him to blow the snap and the Bengals eventually lose. He screwed it up before I could get it typed.

The Operator
10-04-2009, 05:02 PM
And Brad St. Louis strikes again.

Wow.

I don't care if the Bengals end up winning this game, this still shows their true colors as a team. They're pretenders.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:04 PM
Too much time left on the clock the way the Browns have been moving the ball.

macro
10-04-2009, 05:05 PM
Cleveland will win in regulation on this drive, so after reflection, the blown extra point isn't going to be a factor. St. Louis still has to be cut before the team gets on the plane, though.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:09 PM
Free football for everyone!!! 20-20 game.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:10 PM
Mangini seemed a little conservative in the 4th quater. Should have put a choke hold on the Bengals when the momentum shifted in the third quater.

CTA513
10-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Bengals won the coin toss and get the ball first in OT.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Lets open this offense up!

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:17 PM
Carson looks confident no worries here.

Joseph
10-04-2009, 05:18 PM
3rd down and long here. Let's get it done.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:19 PM
Browns hold, another punt for the Bengals.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:23 PM
Carson gets another shot as the Browns stall.

macro
10-04-2009, 05:25 PM
I didn't get online until late in the fourth quarter, so I'm just now bringing this up...

Was it just me, or did yet another game announcer seem to be rooting pretty hard for the Bengals opponent earlier this game? I'm referring to the analyst, whoever he is.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:26 PM
Cripple Fight!

(After I post that Palmer gets sacked and is wobbly.)

macro
10-04-2009, 05:28 PM
Leon Hall just saved a game-winning TD right there.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:29 PM
Imagine if the Bengals get in field goal position. Does St. Louis get another snap?

WebScorpion
10-04-2009, 05:31 PM
One of the defenses is going to have to win this thing... :rolleyes:

macro
10-04-2009, 05:33 PM
When's the last time an NFL team had ties in two consecutive seasons?

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:33 PM
Could this be the 2nd year in a row the Bengals end a game tied. Doesn't look like anyone wants the win.

macro
10-04-2009, 05:35 PM
Does today negate all the good that came from the Pittsburgh win? I think it goes a long way.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:36 PM
This mess makes Ohio State look like a competent exciting offense.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:37 PM
Does today negate all the good that came from the Pittsburgh win? I think it goes a long way.

Even after the Pitts win I was still thinking an up and down year most likely ending up at 8-8 or 9-7.

WebScorpion
10-04-2009, 05:38 PM
Could this be the 2nd year in a row the Bengals end a game tied. Doesn't look like anyone wants the win.

Nah, still plenty of time to lose this thing. :rolleyes:

They have a better punter too... <UGH>

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:39 PM
No mental lapses need to hold here. Zimmer needs to send everyone!!!

macro
10-04-2009, 05:40 PM
I didn't get online until late in the fourth quarter, so I'm just now bringing this up...

Was it just me, or did yet another game announcer seem to be rooting pretty hard for the Bengals opponent earlier this game? I'm referring to the analyst, whoever he is.

He's doing it again in OT. Sounds genuinely disappointed when the Browns don't succeed.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:41 PM
Could be the ballgame here folks. Palmer needs to go hurry up. Seems to have more success with that, than the grind it out approach.

Ibleedblue
10-04-2009, 05:43 PM
Inching closer and closer to the tie...

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:44 PM
2 minute warning!

Bengals cross midfield.

Ibleedblue
10-04-2009, 05:45 PM
Hell of a pass that brings us to the 2 minute warning. Please get a TD here, I don't think I would survive another FG attempt.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:45 PM
One of the most frustrating games I have watched in a long time. The Bengals need to provide free therapy for their fans.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Will the Browns call timeout to ice the long snapper, if it comes to that?

Ibleedblue
10-04-2009, 05:48 PM
You had to know he would get sacked. We can't make this easy. If we don't convert 3rd down here, we may be looking at the tie.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:48 PM
4 down territory don't play for the tie Marvin.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:49 PM
The announcers have really been happy for Cleveland all day haven't they?

WebScorpion
10-04-2009, 05:49 PM
Ravens lost, so a win would tie the Bengals for 1st place going into next weeks game. :eek:

Ibleedblue
10-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Ballgame for us on this play we either lose or tie on this down.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Holy Terrelle Pryor!

Ibleedblue
10-04-2009, 05:50 PM
Palmer with the first down run!!!!!

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:51 PM
Announcers have said that run was there all day for Palmer.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Get the TD, Please. Please.

WebScorpion
10-04-2009, 05:52 PM
Announcers have said that run was there all day for Palmer.
Well, he picked the right time to take it. :D

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:53 PM
Can't watch or listen tell me when we score.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:53 PM
Field Goal Attempt coming!!

Cross Fingers. Knock on wood. Wash your hands with Purell

Ibleedblue
10-04-2009, 05:54 PM
I thought that was no good... that about killed me.

LoganBuck
10-04-2009, 05:54 PM
He made it, but it sure looked bad on TV.

Yachtzee
10-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Bengals win! Whew. I don't know how many of these last second wins I can take.

WebScorpion
10-04-2009, 05:54 PM
Field Goal Attempt coming!!

Cross Fingers. Knock on wood. Wash your hands with Purell

Brad St. Louis snapping for the win.... :D

Hello FIRST PLACE!!

CTA513
10-04-2009, 05:55 PM
Ugly game that the Bengals would have lost in the past.

I'll take the win but I hope the offense starts to show up earlier from now on.

BearcatShane
10-04-2009, 05:56 PM
I was mad in the third quarter because they weren't killing the Browns. But in the NFL, a win is a win. First place.

KoryMac5
10-04-2009, 05:56 PM
Bengals need to provide fans a 1-800 therapy number because I can't take much more of this.

Bengals played awful never should have won this game. I thought Mangini went too consrvative in the 2nd half playing not to lose this game.

GIDP
10-04-2009, 05:57 PM
Ok can we move the bye week up to next week? I cant handle this anymore

OldRightHander
10-04-2009, 05:57 PM
All's well that ends well, but that was a sloppy game.

reds1869
10-04-2009, 05:58 PM
I got a great cardio workout without leaving the couch. A win is a win, but I can't take many more of these. Oh, and please don't look at my prediction earlier in the thread. :)

Reds4Life
10-04-2009, 06:05 PM
One word: Ugly.

What's even more depressing, if it hadn't been for the freak play against Denver, Bengals would be undefeated.

cincrazy
10-04-2009, 06:05 PM
That feels like a loss.

GIDP
10-04-2009, 06:08 PM
First place yeee

Tony Cloninger
10-04-2009, 06:12 PM
It is the Redd Foxx special.

It is a win but this does not bode well for next week.....and the next 2 games afterwards. This offense only gets it together when they feel like they have to.

traderumor
10-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Boy, the folks who described the Browns as resembling the Bengals in the darkest days nailed it. The Bengals fell into the trap of playing along with the Browns jawing and pushing/shoving garbage. I guess that became the strategy after falling behind like they did early.

With that said, the Bengals offense is disorganized, haphazard, not jelled yet. Chad, catch the ball first, try to find a place to fall second.

In the NFL, winning ugly on the road is a part of a path to the playoffs.

Joseph
10-04-2009, 06:30 PM
C'mon TR, lets not even dare breathe the P word yet.

traderumor
10-04-2009, 06:36 PM
C'mon TR, lets not even dare breathe the P word yet.I was speaking in generalities, as in "teams that make the playoffs tend to win games like this." Trust me, that performance did not get me excited about the Bengals making the playoffs. They too often defy generalities ;)

Tony Cloninger
10-04-2009, 06:45 PM
I have seen ugly teams make the playoffs... the 1986 Chiefs.... Coslet coached Jets also made it in the early 90's. I would rather win ugly than lose pretty.

Falls City Beer
10-04-2009, 06:47 PM
Road wins are hard to come by. Even for good teams. Even against bad teams.

The Bengals won't get within 3 touchdowns of the Ravens next weekend, but they won't be any worse off in the grand scheme of things.

traderumor
10-04-2009, 07:14 PM
You know, it would be easy to beat up the Bengals, talk about the missed FG and XP, but I've been watching the NFL long enough to know that there are only a few really good teams, and a few really bad teams, everyone else is any given Sunday and all that, and for now just glad they won what turned out to be a tough game-----not because they are "the Bungles," but because of the nature of the league.

joshnky
10-04-2009, 07:23 PM
The Bengals won't get within 3 touchdowns of the Ravens next weekend, but they won't be any worse off in the grand scheme of things.

I don't know about this. The Ravens have looked great this year but they just lost to a flawed New England team. Personally, I think that a healthy Bengals defense might be better than the Pats this year especially in the defensive backfield. I know Hall and Joseph had some rough moments today but most weren't blown coverages but great catches.

If they play like today, your prediction will come true. If they repeat there performance against the Pack it will likely end up very close, like every game this year.

Yachtzee
10-04-2009, 07:39 PM
If going on "Hard Knocks" means starting the season 3-1, I say invite HBO to training camp every year.

GAC
10-04-2009, 07:45 PM
I turned the game off in the beginning of the 2nd quarter after the fumble and Bengal recovery/run back that made it 14-0. Had to get some sleep for work tonight and wasn't going to waste my time.

Interesting game. I really don't know what to make of it..... that my Browns aren't that bad, and will improve with Anderson (huge doubts there)? Or it's just a typical Bengals-Browns game where the record really means very little when it comes to the outcome?

Total yards.... Browns 395, Bengals 375

I was impressed with Brown's RB Harrison in the pre-season. And his effort today was impressive - 29 carries for 121 yds. Anderson is Anderson. He'll look like Namath one week, and then Harrington the next two. He'll get his passing yards - as well as a couple INTs/game.

But a wins a win gentlemen. It's games like these, early in the season, IF you lose them, that can come back and haunt you with a "what if" if one just misses the post-season.

Congrats Bengal fans.

Yachtzee
10-04-2009, 07:59 PM
I turned the game off in the beginning of the 2nd quarter after the fumble and Bengal recovery/run back that made it 14-0. Had to get some sleep for work tonight and wasn't going to waste my time.

Interesting game. I really don't know what to make of it..... that my Browns aren't that bad, and will improve with Anderson (huge doubts there)? Or it's just a typical Bengals-Browns game where the record really means very little when it comes to the outcome?

Total yards.... Browns 395, Bengals 375

I was impressed with Brown's RB Harrison in the pre-season. And his effort today was impressive - 29 carries for 121 yds. Anderson is Anderson. He'll look like Namath one week, and then Harrington the next two. He'll get his passing yards - as well as a couple INTs/game.

But a wins a win gentlemen. It's games like these, early in the season, IF you lose them, that can come back and haunt you with a "what if" if one just misses the post-season.

Congrats Bengal fans.

In talking with my Brownie friends, they were pretty much in agreement that the Browns' offense will never achieve consistency until they get rid of Quinn or Anderson. All this back and forth can't help either QB. Anderson did well enough to continue the controversy, but based on his past history, it's unlikely that he'll be able to maintain his level of performance. On the other hand, Quinn has never been given a full season to get comfortable on the field. Until he gets a full season, the Browns will never really know if he's an All Pro or another Tim Couch.

I'd say that this game wouldn't have been as close as it was if it weren't for Josh Cribbs, Sean Rogers, and Brad St. Louis' terrible snaps.

GAC
10-04-2009, 09:03 PM
In talking with my Brownie friends, they were pretty much in agreement that the Browns' offense will never achieve consistency until they get rid of Quinn or Anderson. All this back and forth can't help either QB. Anderson did well enough to continue the controversy, but based on his past history, it's unlikely that he'll be able to maintain his level of performance. On the other hand, Quinn has never been given a full season to get comfortable on the field. Until he gets a full season, the Browns will never really know if he's an All Pro or another Tim Couch.

I'd say that this game wouldn't have been as close as it was if it weren't for Josh Cribbs, Sean Rogers, and Brad St. Louis' terrible snaps.

I agree with your QB assessment; but one can't put the entire blame for the Brown's anemic offense just on these two QBs. We're trying to find out who is "the" QB within an offense that doesn't have the weapons, or enough weapons.

I'm not saying that Mangini is the guy to turn the Browns around. That certainly is yet to be determined from my perspective. But he did make a lot of personnel changes in the off-season, besides Winslow and Stallworth gone, to not only change the personality/atmosphere on this team, but to implement his scheme.

Mangini emphasizes the running game. And the Browns do have a couple of good, young RBs in Davis and Harrison as heir-apparent to Lewis. Unfortunately, we lost Davis for the season in the very first game, and Lewis has been hurting, so that left us with Harrison, who did good today.

I was impressed with WR Massaquoi's performance today; but don't know if he is one to be counted on consistently. But the Brown's need a couple of these WRs to step it up to complement butter-fingers Edwards.

And we've also got huge question marks at TE. I've always liked Heiden; but what else we got? Royal. In 4 games we've thrown the ball 15 times to our TEs for a total 140 yds through 4 games. That's not good.

Cribbs is special teams. He's not a WR IMO.

But the Browns have problems on offense for sure, and it's not just Anderson and Quinn's fault, though I've never been high on Brady Quinn.

The Brown's defense is not that bad. What makes them bad is the amount of time they have to spend on the field due to an inept offense. The Brown's offense had the ball for less then a minute in the 1st quarter.

We might win 2-3 games this year. We have Buffalo next week, and later on - Detroit, KC, and Oakland.

Certainly ain't nothing to take consolation in as a Brown's fan.

cincrazy
10-04-2009, 11:25 PM
I agree with your QB assessment; but one can't put the entire blame for the Brown's anemic offense just on these two QBs. We're trying to find out who is "the" QB within an offense that doesn't have the weapons, or enough weapons.

I'm not saying that Mangini is the guy to turn the Browns around. That certainly is yet to be determined from my perspective. But he did make a lot of personnel changes in the off-season, besides Winslow and Stallworth gone, to not only change the personality/atmosphere on this team, but to implement his scheme.

Mangini emphasizes the running game. And the Browns do have a couple of good, young RBs in Davis and Harrison as heir-apparent to Lewis. Unfortunately, we lost Davis for the season in the very first game, and Lewis has been hurting, so that left us with Harrison, who did good today.

I was impressed with WR Massaquoi's performance today; but don't know if he is one to be counted on consistently. But the Brown's need a couple of these WRs to step it up to complement butter-fingers Edwards.

And we've also got huge question marks at TE. I've always liked Heiden; but what else we got? Royal. In 4 games we've thrown the ball 15 times to our TEs for a total 140 yds through 4 games. That's not good.

Cribbs is special teams. He's not a WR IMO.

But the Browns have problems on offense for sure, and it's not just Anderson and Quinn's fault, though I've never been high on Brady Quinn.

The Brown's defense is not that bad. What makes them bad is the amount of time they have to spend on the field due to an inept offense. The Brown's offense had the ball for less then a minute in the 1st quarter.

We might win 2-3 games this year. We have Buffalo next week, and later on - Detroit, KC, and Oakland.

Certainly ain't nothing to take consolation in as a Brown's fan.

I think you'll do better than 2 or 3 wins. I don't think you're as bad as you've played up to this point. Anderson will emerge as THE QB, and the offense should stabilize. As you mentioned, Massaquoi had a great game, and I can see him emerging as a very good #2 behind Edwards. The defense should improve over time under Mangini, and Harrisson has a spark that not many Browns backs have had in recent years.

It's going to be a rough season, but I think they'll surprise some teams along the way.

When they were down 14-0 and rallied to take the lead, that showed me that they haven't quit on Mangini yet. It was a sloppy game, and I can't say I was "impressed," but they're not as bad as they've played up to this point.

Redsfaithful
10-05-2009, 12:27 AM
The Browns should just let Josh Cribbs play quarterback. What do they have to lose?

Brutal game, glad for the win. So glad they didn't tie, I almost would have rather seen a loss than a tie.

HeatherC1212
10-05-2009, 12:29 AM
I followed the Bengals game while I was at the Reds game today and the comments from fans in the crowd as we all checked scores together was hilarious. They ranged from "How are we only up 14-7 right now?" to "If the Bengals were a girl I'd be breaking up with her right about now", LOL :laugh: I'm glad they pulled off the win (we were touring the Reds HOF when it happened and we couldn't leave the lobby area until we knew if they won or not ;)) but geesh Bengals, can you make at least ONE game a blowout so the fans can relax a little at the end of the game?! :eek: :laugh:

BearcatShane
10-05-2009, 12:52 AM
That feels like a loss.



This is the NFL. Wins ahould never feel like losses.

DTCromer
10-05-2009, 09:09 AM
I'll stand corrected. Yestrerday's win makes up for the Denver loss. Somewhere down the road, the Bengals will lose a game they had no business winning to make up for last week's. Everything will even itself out.

Matt700wlw
10-05-2009, 11:04 AM
This is one ugly Bengals team...but they're 3-1! They may give me a heart attack before season's end, but I will take it and enjoy every moment of it!!

HeatherC1212
10-05-2009, 11:15 AM
This is one ugly Bengals team...but they're 3-1! They may give me a heart attack before the bye week, but I will take it and enjoy every moment of it!!

Fixed that for you. :p:

CTA513
10-05-2009, 04:34 PM
Braylon Edwards made 0 catches, got in a fight with Pat Sims during the game and it looks like he continued throwing punches after the game:



CLEVELAND, Ohio A-28-year-old Cleveland man accused Browns receiver Braylon Edwards of assaulting him early today at View Ultralounge & Nightclub.

Edward Givens said the incident took place outside of View nightclub at 618 Prospect Ave. at about 2:30 a.m. Givens said he went to Lutheran Hospital this morning because he suffered a black eye and a cut. He said he also has a headache.

The suspect's name on the police report is redacted. But multiple sources and the victim say the suspect is Edwards.

Full story: http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009/10/a_cleveland_man_accuses_browns.html

bucksfan2
10-05-2009, 04:44 PM
Funny thing is that, with the exception of a win against Pitt and Baltimore, this win is more important than any other win during the season. IIRC one of the early playoff tie breakers is conference record.

traderumor
10-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Braylon Edwards made 0 catches, got in a fight with Pat Sims during the game and it looks like he continued throwing punches after the game:"Nowhere man, please listen..."

LoganBuck
10-05-2009, 10:31 PM
Braylon Edwards made 0 catches, got in a fight with Pat Sims during the game and it looks like he continued throwing punches after the game:

When I saw Edwards go after Sims, I thought to myself, "Hmmm, that looks like a good idea. Lets attack a guy who weighs 150 pounds more, and can squish me like a bug."


Lance McCallister on Bengals Line tonight said "Someone threw a punch, and Braylon dropped it."

Mario-Rijo
10-06-2009, 01:24 AM
This is one ugly Bengals team...but they're 3-1! They may give me a heart attack before season's end, but I will take it and enjoy every moment of it!!

Just goes to show how good they can be if and when that offense gells. And that doesn't include how much better that defense/st's can yet get. To play so many teams and not be hitting on all cylinders and be 3-1 (should be 4-0) and 2-0 inside the division is tremendous. Every team hits their stride and when that happens and we do play well we should be in pretty good shape. I've said all along "playoff material" and there is still no reason to believe they can't be there.

bucksfan2
10-06-2009, 09:50 AM
Just goes to show how good they can be if and when that offense gells. And that doesn't include how much better that defense/st's can yet get. To play so many teams and not be hitting on all cylinders and be 3-1 (should be 4-0) and 2-0 inside the division is tremendous. Every team hits their stride and when that happens and we do play well we should be in pretty good shape. I've said all along "playoff material" and there is still no reason to believe they can't be there.

No offense Mario, but good teams overcome the "should have wins". I say it too, the Bengals should be 4-0, but the reality of the situation is that they are 3-1 and that is the only thing that matters. In the NFL morale wins don't mean a damn thing. Remember back to 2006 when with one more with the Bengals would have made the playoffs? Remember the games they should have won? Tampa Bay, Denver, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh? The Bengals win one of those games and they are in the playoffs.

Good teams find ways to win games. In reality that is the key. The Bengals have found a way to win games so far this season. The scary thing is that Carson Palmer is still shaking off the rust. The Bengals offense should (there is that word again) get better as the season progresses. The line should get better when Smith joins it. This Bengals team, if they can get through the next 4 games, has a legit chance to make the playoffs. Not to mention this is the best Bengals D in a decade.

Hoosier Red
10-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Just goes to show how good they can be if and when that offense gells. And that doesn't include how much better that defense/st's can yet get. To play so many teams and not be hitting on all cylinders and be 3-1 (should be 4-0) and 2-0 inside the division is tremendous. Every team hits their stride and when that happens and we do play well we should be in pretty good shape. I've said all along "playoff material" and there is still no reason to believe they can't be there.


The good news about Sunday's win was that the Bengals didn't lose the game at Cleveland. I don't think Cleveland's good enough to beat anyone on the road, but I'd be surprised if they go 0-6 in the division. They'll beat some division team. And it won't be the Bengals.
It's almost like picking up a 1/2 win because you expect the Ravens or Steelers to lay an egg and lose a game there.

joshnky
10-06-2009, 03:39 PM
you expect the Ravens or Steelers to lay an egg and lose a game there.

I'd be shocked if that happens. That is a bad team on the verge of imploding.

Hoosier Red
10-06-2009, 04:43 PM
I'd be shocked if that happens. That is a bad team on the verge of imploding.

I don't know, they showed a lot of fight against the Bengals. (And beyond apparantly.) All I know is it's fairly rare for a team to go 0-6 in the division. There's too much familiarity. Think of all the games at the end of seasons that the Bengals ruined a playoff bid for contending teams in the division.

joshnky
10-06-2009, 04:56 PM
I don't know, they showed a lot of fight against the Bengals. (And beyond apparantly.) All I know is it's fairly rare for a team to go 0-6 in the division. There's too much familiarity. Think of all the games at the end of seasons that the Bengals ruined a playoff bid for contending teams in the division.

The only team they beat last year was Cincy once and in 2006 they failed to win a game in the division.

Hoosier Red
10-06-2009, 05:26 PM
In 2007, the Ravens were the last place team, they beat Pittsburgh for one of their 5 wins.
In 2005, the Ravens and Browns went 6-10 to finish tied for last, both went 1-5 against the division(beat each other.)
In 2004, the Browns finished last and beat no one.
In 2003, the Browns finished 5-11 and won 2 games in division. Including a 22-14 victory over the Bengals on the last game of the season. This kept the Bengals out of the playoffs.
In 2002, The Bengals were in last place at 2-14 and went 0-6 in division. They did beat the Saints who missed the playoffs by half a game. Donovan McNabb was totally stunned by this as the Falcons made the playoffs due to a tie.
In 2001, the Jaguars and Bengals finished last in the division at 6-10. 5 of the Jags six wins were against against the division. 3 of the Bengals 6 wins were against the division. 2 of the Steelers 3 losses were to the last place teams.
In 2000, The Browns went 3-13, 2 of the three wins were in division games.

So since 2000, a team has gone winless in the AFC North/Central three times. The last place team has beaten the division winner three times. So not an anomoly on the scope of someone going 0-16, but still fairly rare. History suggests the Browns upset someone in the division. It will not be the Bengals in Cleveland however.

Chip R
10-07-2009, 12:48 AM
Braylon Edwards made 0 catches, got in a fight with Pat Sims during the game and it looks like he continued throwing punches after the game:


Turns out, this guy is a friend of LeBron's. If Braylon thinks CLE hated him before, he hasn't seen anything yet.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-browns-edwards&prov=ap&type=lgns

WVRed
10-07-2009, 02:37 PM
Turns out, this guy is a friend of LeBron's. If Braylon thinks CLE hated him before, he hasn't seen anything yet.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-browns-edwards&prov=ap&type=lgns

Yep, and now Braylon is gone to New York.

LoganBuck
10-07-2009, 03:00 PM
I wonder if he will have any trouble catching his flight?

Yachtzee
10-07-2009, 05:48 PM
Yep, and now Braylon is gone to New York.

An in Cleveland, there was much rejoicing.

Roy Tucker
10-07-2009, 06:32 PM
Yep, and now Braylon is gone to New York.


Another diva NFL wide receiver. :rolleyes:

traderumor
10-08-2009, 03:21 PM
Another diva NFL wide receiver. :rolleyes:I don't recall seeing Braylon diva for too many balls. :p:

GAC
10-13-2009, 09:16 AM
I wonder if he will have any trouble catching his flight?


KA-CHING! :bowrofl:

Chip R
10-13-2009, 10:59 AM
He caught a couple of nice balls last night.

GAC
10-13-2009, 11:59 AM
He caught a couple of nice balls last night.

I had another joke line ready to use, but I don't need any more warnings, so I'll go with.....

had the game started yet?

Chip R
10-13-2009, 12:05 PM
I had another joke line ready to use, but I don't need any more warnings, so I'll go with.....

had the game started yet?

:p: Since he's a Jet now, I hold him in about the same esteem as you and the other Browns fans do.

Actually, he looked very good last night. He's probably glad to get all those Michigan haters in CLE off his back. :rolleyes:

GAC
10-14-2009, 07:47 AM
Actually, he looked very good last night. He's probably glad to get all those Michigan haters in CLE off his back. :rolleyes:

It ain't just Cleveland buddy. He wouldn't be safe anywhere in the state of Ohio.