Monday, December 3, 2012

Bengals grind out victory

Face it long suffering Cincinnati Bengals fan. After the Bengals took the lead, 20-13 over the San Diego Chargers, quarterback Philip Rivers was leading the Chargers down field in the last two minutes. Fourth down on the Bengals seventeen yard line, Rivers sent a pass towards the endzone. Could it be a Homer Simpson-Bengals moment? There was a big "No" to "Doh." Bengals safety Reggie Nelson jumped in front of the Chargers receiver and intercepted the ball. Bengals win!

It was an ugly game. The Bengals turned the ball over three times, including Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton throwing a pick six. There were stupid Bengals penalties. But the Bengals overcame the mistakes. Thanks to no small part to a great defensive line of Geno Atkins, Michael Johnson and Carlos Dunlap. Special mention to stud Dunlap. He had two sacks and forced two fumbles. The Bengals won this game in the fourth quarter by scoring ten points. Good teams find ways to win. And this goes a long way to showing that the Bengals are a good team. Here's the story with video.

The Bengals keep pace with the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers for the wild card. Both teams won big games. Look I'm a longtime Bengals fan and as any Bengals fan can tell you, we know heartbreak. So, I'll wait until the Bengals make the playoffs before I get too excited. But it's December and hope lives. Who Dey!

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