Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
Key players were missing from the defense tonight. The offense was serviceable and should be better when not playing from such a large deficit.
A lot of overreaction here IMO. They are likely just as good as they were last year.
That's the problem I think. They weren't very good last year. They went 0-8 against contending teams, and all nine of their wins were against bad teams, and a lot of those games they barely won. This year, the schedule is a lot tougher. So if they're just as good as they were last year, they're probably staring at 6-10, best-case scenario.
Then again, I'm a pessimist when it comes to the Bengals
. Hope I'm wrong.