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Week 5: Bengals 37-Browns 8

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by DJDunn6, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. DJDunn6

    DJDunn6 Walk On

    Feb 19, 2010
    The Bengals take the battle of winless Ohio tonight. Bengals used a heavy run game and some solid D for the first time all year to defeat their in state rivals tonight. Leon Hall had 3 of 5 Colt McCoy interceptions and Rey Maualuga ran his back for 6. Ced Benson looked strong running for 140+ yards on only 16 carries. Also the little used Tim Hightower had 56 yards as he played all of the 4th quarter. Carson Palmer was an efficient 10-14 with one TD to TE Gresham and his 1 obligatory int as well. In addition to Hall's 3 int's rookies Brown and Lewis both had great games leading the team in tackles. The Bengals took a 17-0 first half lead and really never looked back in this one.

    Big momentum swing in this one was late in the half. The Bengals started deep in their own territory with only 40+ seconds left in the half. Palmer should have handed off and went to the break instead he started leading them down the field when he was picked off and the Browns got the ball at mid field. The Browns moved quickly down in to the redzone but only had 1 timeout left and little time. McCoy would find Percy Harvin down to the 10 and take the last TO. Rather than kick the FG and take some points McCoy found Tate over the middle but he was tackled at the 1. The Browns did rush to the line and get a play off with 1 second left but a big hit in the endzone by rookie FS Brown would end any chance of a last play TD. This play really took any wind out of the Browns. GG Greg hang in there when your QB play picks up everything will change. The Bengals have an important stretch to see if they somehow can get back in the hunt. The Texans, Seahawks, Steelers, 9ers and the rematch with the Ravens. Cincy needs to win at least 3 of the first 4 to set up an important divisional game or start looking to the offseason and wonder what went wrong.

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