The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Offense

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In order to make sure all the 4-letter words were out of my system, I had to wait 3 days to type this article. Not sure this game could have gone any worse. The loss, while painful, could be with stood. The loss of Geno Atkins, while it does not suddenly jeopardize this team’s ability to win the division and make the playoffs, it most certainly jeopardizes their chance to go deep in the playoffs.

With that said, let’s take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly of the offense:

The Good

 

Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Gio Bernard (25) dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 31, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Gio Bernard (25) dives in for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Giovani Bernard

My favorite RB ever was Barry Sanders and few were as distraught about his early and abrupt retirement as I. No one made a 5 yard loss so exciting to watch. Since his retirement, all I have ever wanted is to see is another RB – hell just another run – like Sanders. I never have…until Thursday:

 

Call it sacrilegious, but that 35 yard touchdown run by Bernard was very Sandersesque. This guy is exciting to watch and hopefully he doesn’t have to miss any time with the rib injury. With him in the game in the 4th quarter, I believe the Bengals win that game. Either way, he needs to be a bigger part of the offense.

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