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Week 10: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Defense/Special Teams

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The Ugly

Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis talks with referee Ed Hochuli (85) during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Referees

I hate complaining about refs, but that crew yesterday was brutal – and unfortunately for Bengals fans, they were one-sided brutal (with the Bengals on the bad end). I thought the PI on Nelson was very weak at best. The late hit on Burfict was a joke. The horse collar on Dunlap was a joke. And the penalty on Sanu was also a poor call.

That is 89 yards worth of bad penalties against the Bengals. And then they missed a blatant PI on the deep ball to Sanu. The drive after the Nelson PI, they missed a PI when the DB hit Green clearly before the ball was there. Then they picked up the flag on a Baltimore PI which replay showed should have been a PI. It was just all around poor officiating.

Not the reason the Bengals lost, but certainly didn’t help.

Dan Dierdorf

How CBS justifies this guy’s salary is beyond me. His telecast accuracy makes a weatherman seem like a psychic. You would think for the money he is paid and the free time he has on his hands (not to mention a 13 year NFL career), he might be able to learn the rules of the game. At least twice on Sunday he stated a rule blatantly wrong , and about 5 times he proved his eyesight is also fair game for questioning.

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