Cincinnati Bengals Sleepwalk into the Playoffs

Posted: 3rd January 2010 by Doug Tifft in NFL
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In a regular season that they began by earning the moniker of the "Cardiac Cats," the Cincinnati Bengals ended the year without a pulse. The Bengals sleepwalked through a 37-0 thrashing at the hands of the New York Jets in the final game of the regular season, setting up a rematch with New York next Sunday in the first round of the AFC playoffs. Playing without running back Cedric Benson on offense and safety Chris Crocker, defensive tackle Domata Peko and linebacker Rey Maualuga on defense, the Bengals that did show up looked disinterested and distracted from the outset. The drop off to the second team reared its ugly head on the first drive of the game, when the Jets lined up in the Wildcat formation and Bengals rookie safety Tom Nelson over-pursued the play, allowing Jets quarterback ...

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