Monday, October 3, 2011

From Opie to Red Rifle

As I was listening to the Cincinnati Bengals-Buffalo Bills game on radio, it was clear early on that this was going to be another Bengals loss. The offense sucked. There was your classic Bengals Homer Simpson moment in the first half. Bengals receiver Andre Caldwell was on the ground and Bengals QB Andy Dalton hits him. The ball bounces off his body into the hands of a Bills defender. He picks it off and returns it in for a touchdown. DOH! This is Bengals football. Thank God for the Bengals defense who held off the potent Bills offense. Credit for the whole game must be given to them for keeping the Bengals in the game. I salute our defensive ends, Michael Johnson, Robert Geathers and Carlos Dunlap.

Red headed Dalton was so bad in the first half, I was going to give him the nickname, "Opie." You know the Ron Howard red haired character in the "Andy Griffith Show." Then he woke up. The kid went 11-16 for 182 yards, threw a touchdown pass that only a tight end with the talent of Bengals Jermaine Gresham could get. He also took the ball in on a quarterback draw. (Pictured.) The Bengals defense held. And Ted Nugent, er, Mike Nugent kicked the game winning field goal. Bengals win, 23-20. The kid for this week gets his nickname of "Red Rifle" back. Here are the highlights.

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