Terrell Suggs might have a torn bicep. Ravens hurt by that big time.
In news no one should care about, Nick Lachey was supposedly escorted out of Qualcomm Stadium for trash talking, but he refuted that claim on twitter.
Lachey has issued a statement about the situation on Twitter ... saying, "For the record, i was not kicked out of the chargers game for excessive 'trash talking'. no, that honor belonged to the guy in front of me!"
He added, "i simply don't appreciate someone turning around and putting their finger in my face. call me crazy, but that deserved a reaction."
Lachey also praised Chargers fans ... saying, "aside from a few exceptions, i had a great time hanging with Charger fans all afternoon. honestly, some of the nicest fans around."
How the heck are the Bengals only 3.5 point favorites vs. the Cowboys. That line would be okay if the game was in Dallas, but they should be a 6-8 point favorite at home. The Cowboys are awful.
I'm a Cowboys fan, but I honestly would be surprised if they were able to go 2-2 down the stretch (@ Bengals, Steelers, Saints, @ Washington). I'd be more willing to bet that they go 0-4.
I think San Diego was the trap game. I think any player would be up for the Dallas Cowboys just because of the name.
As a Bengals fan, I ask myself what would hurt the worst?
Right now that is winning the next two and then losing to the Steelers in a de facto playin game, so that's my prediction.
I kind of like where the Philly game is, 10 days before the Steelers should help them not look ahead. Moreso than if it were 7 days before anyway.
The Eagles are really bad all around, and banged up pretty good to boot. Coaching staff is a mess. If the Bengals can't win that one then they don't deserve to go anyway.
Probably all moot as I just can't see them winning in Pittsburgh, but I feel like this is all a bonus as I'd completely written them off at 3-5. I appreciate any time they are in contention in December.
And I will also say, if they could actually beat Pittsburgh, putting themselves in the playoffs at the expense of the Steelers ... that'd probably be my top Bengals moment of all time (I was only 7 in 1988.) So I hope they at least get the chance.
The Bengals are due to beat one or both of Ravens and Steelers. They always play better at Heinz than Mike Brown Stadium, and the Ravens have been very inconsistent and we have them at home. If they beat Dallas and Philly, they should only need one of those two to win the WC.
The Cowboys are kind of a mess but it's not like they're the Chiefs or the Jags; they're 6-6. I hate Dallas (and Pittsburgh) like poison, so I hope the Bengals crush them, but it's hardly a gimme.