Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Giovani Bernard May Have Huge Game vs Bills, but This Could Also Be a Trap Game


Man, oh man, what a steal Giovani Bernard has been so far. He started off by scoring two touchdowns against the Steelers, and now the big plays have come a lot from this guy. Now, Buffalo is coming up. Their run defense is 22nd in the league, and this game is the biggest opportunity for Bernard, or as I like to call him, the Human Ferrari, to break the 100 rushing yard barrier for the first time in his career. He is overdue anyway.

Be very careful with this Buffalo team, though. Need I bring up 2010? The Bengals blew a 21 point lead AND lost by 18…

That was a bad experience (as was that entire 2010 season and what ensued after that season). This Buffalo team intercepted Joe Flacco 5 times and beat the Ravens 23-20. This team also came close to beating the Patriots.

Not to mention the fact that Cincinnati is 0-2 on the road thus far, and both losses were to teams they were clearly better than. The Bengals must learn from these mistakes they made against Cleveland earlier this year and not take Buffalo lightly. Just ask Baltimore.

C.J. Spiller is their much-more-experienced Bernard, and our defense has given up a few big plays in the run game this year. With all that being said, the Bengals should win. 24-14. The team just needs not look past this Bills team.


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  • Bengals12thMan

    When I see Gio run I see flashes of the great Barry Sanders. Clearly Gio is a better RB than BJGE, but I think to myself if BJGE had a FB to run behind I think it would make him a better back, and could you imagine if Gio had a lead blocker as well just for that extra block when he takes off from the backfield I think it would benefit him as well. I would also like the Bengals to throw more screen passes to Gio as well, I just don’t think Jay Gruden uses Gio enough. I would also like to see Rex Burkhead get some touches, the guy is an upgraded Brian Leonard. The guy has great hands and he is a powerful runner.