Painfully Predictable: Sunday’s Loss To Texans Easy To See Coming

Posted: 20th October 2009 by John Phythyon in NFL
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If the Cincinnati Bengals needed a wakeup call, they got it loudly at Paul Brown Stadium this past Sunday. For five weeks, the Bengals have been flirting with disaster. Sunday, they found it. There was no fourth-quarter miracle. There were no Cardiac Cats. á And itÆs easy to see why. á Àááááááá The leagueÆs leading rusher (Cedric Benson) only managed 44 yards against the leagueÆs sixth-worst run defense. Àááááááá Both tight ends fumbled the ball away on critical possessions. Àááááááá A red-zone interception killed the last drive. Àááááááá Multiple dropped passes forced punts. Àááááááá Two drives were short-circuited by penalties. Àááááááá Missed tackles led to multiple big plays and touchdowns. á In the BengalsÆ defense, losing DE Antw ...

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