Re: Cincinnati Bengals v. New England Patriots Pre/During/Post-Gamethread - 10/01/06
A comment made by Rudi Johnson.....saying that maybe they are not as good as they think they are......pretty much sums up an attitude about this team that still does not seem to realize that they haven't won anything yet.
They had a great pre-season but the injuries are starting to take a toll....and they did not play that great in 2 of the 3 wins.
This reminds me of 1974......coming off the division win in 1973 (10-4 over PITT).....they bomb Cleveland in the home opener......than lose to a bad SD team with 2nd year QB Dan Fouts going 99 yards after being down 3rd and 10 from the 1.......and scoring a TD with about 2 minutes to go.
They lost their LT Vernon Holland in that game.
They go 3 straight wins...and then let OAK go about 70 yards with no TO to win the game 30-27 with a TD with ) seconds left on he clock....on a sweep, no less.
After that it was all downhill with injuries and dissesion ( they traded Bill bergey to PHI due to his signing a future WFL contract....and their was a mini-strike in pre-season which divided that team)
They lost their starting Center in Bob Johnson around game 8 (sound familiar?)
They lost RB Boobie Clark (900+ yards in 1973) with a broken hand in Game 10.
They had already lost Essex Johnson (Think James Brooks) before the season and he barely played when he was healthy (about 2 games)