I could trot out my usual Postgame Pros and Cons, but I doubt I’d do much better than the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Paul Daugherty. Daugherty was spot on in his assessment of the Bengals Sunday. The team had a major edge in talent but lost on the scoreboard. Penalties and execution were to blame once again (aren’t they always?).
Personally, I think Cincinnati needs to utilize more no-huddle in the early stages to get the offense going then lean on the running style it clearly prefers late in games. And I’m still maddened that Bernard Scott got just two offensive touches in yesterday’s game. I’ll keep campaigning for Scott until someone other than me realizes his potential. Until then, let’s all regroup for a Tampa Bay game that no longer looks like a gimme.
On the brighter side, the Steelers lost yesterday. Which means it can’t be all bad.