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Week 10: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Offense

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Instead of ending the Ravens season, the Bengals gave them a breath of life, something I hope they don’t come to regret.

Here’s the Week 10 Good, the Bad and the Ugly…

The Good

Run Blocking – One of the most overlooked parts to the game on Sunday was that the Bengals line had a pretty successful day run blocking (except on the critical short plays). BJGE and Bernard were averaging 4.0 and 4.1 respectfully on 23 carries…which begs the question of why they only ran 23 times to 51 passes.


Successful Hail Mary – As a Bengals fan, I have never seen a successful hail mary pulled off by my team. As a Bengals fan, it figures that the hail mary only ties the game…which the Bengals go on to lose. The life of a Bengals fan.

Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Marvin Lewis’s Aggressive Calls – They may not have gotten the first downs, but I like Marvin going for it on 4th down on the opening drive and in OT. I like the tone it sets with the team and I like the confidence it shows in his offense (though maybe misplaced) and his defense. However, I do not like the play calls on the 4th down – but that is not Marvin’s fault, that is Gruden.