Bengals at Colts: Game Day Information and Predictions
Here is Game Day Information for the Bengals’ Week 7 matchup with the Colts. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis, IN)
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2014
Game Time: 1:00pm ET
Weather: It should be a nice day for football in Indianapolis. It’ll be around 58 degrees with no chance of rain. The wind will be minimal (W at 7mph), so it won’t be much of a factor.
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TV: Local CBS. The game will be announced by Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analysis).
Local Radio: The game will be broadcasted on Cincinnati’s WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530), WEBN-FM (102.7), and WLW-AM (700). Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and former Cincinnati Bengals’ offensive lineman Dave Lapham (analyst) will be the announcers. Bengals.com has also provided a list of other radio broadcasts in the local area.
Streaming and Listening Online: The game can be viewed through the NFL’s Game Rewind. The NFL network also offers its Audio Pass for online listening.
Predictions from the Staff
Colts now lead there division after four straight wins. They are battle tested and have played two solid defenses in a row. I expect this to be a tough test for the Bengals who are still looking for their identity.
Colts 24 – Bengals 20
The Bengals haven’t shown a desperate side yet and they’ll need to if they hope to escape Indianapolis with a win. Although this isn’t a “prime time” game, it would be considered a strong win if they can pull it off. The Bengals are talented, but talent only takes a team so far. Until their attitude can morph, I’ll never feel totally confident in this team.
This while the Colts possess a potent offense and an underrated defense. After nearly giving away a big lead to the Texans in Week Six, one would think the Colts wouldn’t let this happen again. The Bengals will need to start off hot and avoid the lackadaisical starts we’ve seen lately.
In the end, I see the Colts taking this one as they possess the league’s best offense and the Bengals’ defense needs to prove itself before it can be trusted.
Colts 35- Bengals 27
This could be a game that gets ugly quick because the Bengals have shown no evidence that they’ll be able to stop one of the best offenses in football. The Bengals’ defense is down right bad right now, and even its best player looked bad last week. Indy has had ten days to prep for a Bengals team that already needs another bye. Andrew Luck and his two tight ends (Allen and Fleener) will do a number on a Bengals linebacking core that has nobody to cover a tight end.
Colts 35 – Bengals 20 (prove me wrong boys)