Not enough time. An incomplete pass stops the clock.Why they did not run the ball 4 times defies logic
They needed 5 yards, they had roughly 1:30-2:00 on the clock, and they could only assume (at that point) they were going to get 4 more snaps.
If anything, they needed to be concerned about the Bengals getting the ball back AFTER a score with too much time.
That they didn't score in that situation, as poor as the interior of the Bengals defense is in the red zone, baffles me.
23 Years and Counting...
Well, they did run once. They maybe could have run one more running play, but you never know how long it's going to take to unpile 15 people if they fall short, and with no timeouts, Billick probably would rather have the guaranteed 3 chances through the air than risk being stopped short of the goal and leave a down on the field.
After the running play, they were down to 1:25, which I agree, they could have ran at least once more and probably should have.
I just got home from the game. What a great game. The crowd was just fantastic tonight. Up at all times and loud. Amazing that was an opening game because the atmosphere of the game felt like a playoff game tonight.
The Cincinnati Bengals opened the 1988 season at home against the Phoenix Cardinals. With time running out in the 4th quarter, the Cardinals had four plays from inside the 5 yard line to tie the game at 21. The Bengals defense held at the goal line and the Bengals went on to win 21-14.
The Cincinnati Bengals opened the 2007 season at home against the Baltimore Ravens. With time running out in the 4th quarter, the Ravens had six plays from inside the 10 yard line to tie the game at 27. The Bengals defense held at the goal line and the Bengals went on to win 27-20.
Anyone remember what that 1988 Bengals team did?
Haha, just some food for thought...
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"
Haven't read through this thread, but anybody see that video of the guy and his daughter during halftime? Very cool.
Loving me some defense....a little swagger, some balls, some smack, some attitude.
Keep it up!
The PI call, Heep very slightly pushed off to get the separation and make the catch, I've seen Chad Johnson called for more phantom "push offs" than that over the years. The subsequent defensive holding makeup call was more blatantly phantom, IMO.
Heep was unusually the goat last night, with the ball hitting off his pads for the final INT.
Yeah, I'd also really like a video of that. Looked on youtube, but didn't see it. My wife had to work and missed it, and she would get a big kick out of that.
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.