Re: 2011 Bengals Discussion
I like the quote from Marvin on Lance's blog.
"We can play with the elite, now we have to beat the elite"
Kinda sums up my thoughts as well. Our secondary hasn't been that good all season, but it's masked by our D-Line not giving the QB a lot of time. Ben avoids the rush as well as anyone and still gets the ball downfield, so our weakness kinda got exposed. For his first time going up against a HOF'er's zone blitz scheme Dalton didn't look confused, and all of that experience is so valuable for facing this team down the road.
I really think if AJ doesn't hurt his knee it's a different outcome. We played well enough to hang around but just couldn't get over the top. I feel better about this team now than I did prior to the game which is really strange considering they lost.
Also, Baltimore lost to Seattle yesterday so we didn't lose any ground on them.