BengalNation1281 Posted October 1, 2004 Report Share Posted October 1, 2004 If there isn't definite improvement this week, and if they go into the bye week at 1-3 and looking as bad as they have so far this season, not only will they not make the playoffs, but they will have to fight hard to have a winning or .500 record this season.This is not pessimism...if you look at the rest of their schedule, they have Baltimore, Philly, and New England on the road in December, quality teams in Dallas, Washington, and the Giants in November and December, and Denver on the MNF game. I am not saying that they will lose all of these games, but they will struggle mightily and win in some and most likely lose the others. I picked the Bengals at 10-6 before the year started, but I also had them going 4-0 into the bye week, and obviously I was grossly mistaken in that prediction. I know that we started 1-4 before kicking it into high gear last year, but everyone that I watched the games with and talked to about the games said that the Bengals showed definite signs of getting better in the early weeks when they were losing, and I haven't seen that this year. This year was supposed to be different, and the growing pains of the Lewis era were supposed to be out of their systems, and obviously that is not the case.I want the Bengals to win more than anything in the world...I have never seen a winning season in the time that I have been a fan, and I can only imagine what it would feel like to watch them in the playoffs, to see them have an actual shot at doing something more than fighting for a Top 10 draft pick. If we don't win at Pittsburgh on Sunday, the rest of the season looks very, very grim. This isn't about Kitna...this isn't about Palmer. This is about winning, and I hope to God that we can finally do some. That's all for now.Who Dey!BN1281 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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