Originally Posted by Reds Freak
This time they got lucky? That's the way the Bengals have played the past year or so and they are 8-0 against divisional teams. I really don't care how they do it, but if they continue with that winning percentage against Pitt, Baltimore, and Cleveland, mark me down as okay with it...
This strategy works fine in the AFC North, but when you play the big boys, it's not going to hold up. Peyton, Brady, Brees, etc., aren't going to make the stupid plays that Flacco made yesterday. I LOVE this defense, it's full of fire and intensity, and it takes on the personality of Mike Zimmer, but it's not going to be good enough to cover up the offense's repeated mistakes.
The thing that I just absolutely can not fathom is the repeated penalties, especially pre-snap penalties. False starts, delays of game, it's just mind boggling. The line has been together long enough now to where it shouldn't be that much of a problem.