Sunday’s game in Cincinnati against the Indianapolis Colts is a big one. Both the Bengals and the Colts are division leaders, and both are playing for a first round byes.
A win for the Bengals is crucial for any hope for the opportunity of advancing directly to the Divisional Round, a place the Bengals haven’t been to since 1990. Remember, we beat the Patriots earlier this year. Thus, we own the tie breaker.
If they lose, this becomes an even bigger game for the Cardiac Cats. The race for a first round bye starts Sunday in a cold, snowy Paul Brown Stadium. Some Bengal players need big games, not necessarily step up, but need to be solid.
Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis (42) runs the ball against Cleveland Browns defensive back Buster Skrine (22) and linebacker Tank Carder (59) at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Cleveland 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
1. BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Giovani Bernard
These two had a marvelous performance this past Sunday in San Diego, racking up 153 yards. This momentum must carry on. As we all know, snow is in the forecast. The running game will be the lifeblood of this offense. The Bengals should have the advantage here, seeing that the Colts are having trouble at the running back position.