NFL  > General NFL  > What happened to Cincy against the Bills?
November 21, 2010, 07:18 PM
They led by 14 at the half and appeared to be in control of this one. Heck, they were up 28-7 in the 2nd quarter.

Cedric Benson even ran the ball for 124 yards and Carson had 2 TD's.

Shipley and Owens had good numbers, Joesph (on defense) came up with two picks....

Then what?

Did Cincy fall apart or did Buffalo really play that well?

I just have a hard time believeing that Ryan Fitzpatrick picked you apart like that.
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November 21, 2010  07:56 PM ET
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Ma'am,Did ya ever have one of those days?,that nothing seems too go right,Ya end up wondering about ,what yer were wandering about last night?Welp,I took Buffalo on this game so I'm square at the table.Kudos on Yer Steelers slinking by the raiders good Game[especially because "Mr Cheapshot Hine's" didn't get popped]oh well,maybe next week!!!The Bengals are letting go a few people after the Season anyways,so just about anything will be a step Up,and as You've pointed out?all the Stats of the Game?Tell me what yer Opinion is on Who's too Blame and Who get's the balme and the Boot?.I wait with abaited breath..of basking in yer Wisdom..

That's just it, though. This wasn't one of those days for you - it was one of those days for the Vikings, but not the Bengals.

You had this game in the bag at halftime.

You're not supposed to blow this kind of lead.

November 21, 2010  07:57 PM ET

Bit of both.

The major turning point was the fact that the Bengals secondary got hammered with injuries. That left the deep center vulnerable.

The "last second" first half field goal apparently pissed off the Bills team to no end as well (there is some argument whether it was a "good call" to say that a second had to be put back on the clock - when there was no whistle on the field to blow the play dead until AFTER the clock ran out.)

Anyways - the combination of the two left the Bills angry and ready to capitalize - which they did in spades. The Bills made their halftime adjustments, the Bengals didn't - and the Bills were able to get both their running and passing games open by abusing that weakness in the secondary.

The Bills showed a LOT of heart on the field today, though.

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November 21, 2010  08:04 PM ET
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Bit of both.The major turning point was the fact that the Bengals secondary got hammered with injuries. That left the deep center vulnerable.The "last second" first half field goal apparently pissed off the Bills team to no end as well (there is some argument whether it was a "good call" to say that a second had to be put back on the clock - when there was no whistle on the field to blow the play dead until AFTER the clock ran out.)Anyways - the combination of the two left the Bills angry and ready to capitalize - which they did in spades. The Bills made their halftime adjustments, the Bengals didn't - and the Bills were able to get both their running and passing games open by abusing that weakness in the secondary.The Bills showed a LOT of heart on the field today, though.

I've always heard Chris Bearmen say, "No one circles the wagons like the Bills".

I guess so!

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November 21, 2010  08:14 PM ET
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Ma'am,I'm not the HC,nor an active participent on What went down,It's happened alot this year and Injuries go for all teams and they have too adjust too that,The Bengals for a better word Suck.this year,no arguement from me there,But,Would You Give some of Yer knowledge on what should have been done too compensate for a totally total trainwreck that happened?

While I didn't see the game, I'll take a guess.

First, Lewis is a horrible head coach. One of his weaknesses is that he doesn't make good half time adustments. Another is that he has a hard time adjusting on the sideline during the game.

Next, whenever a team has a lead like this at the half it's the coaches job to keep the players focused in the second half. Make sure they don't let up. Marvin failed them here, too.

And as the last poster said, the Bills were a bit torqued that the Bengals added that FG right before the half and rallied around that.

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November 22, 2010  11:28 AM ET

There are a lot of things wrong with the Bengals and it starts - as it does with the 'Boys and the Raiders - with the owners. They're to arrogant to hire GM's because it gives someone else control. (GASP!)

Which means that the needs on the field aren't being addressed correctly. The coaches are being given players that they don't want, or that don't fit the scheme.

With regard to the Bengals, Lewis is a horrible HC. He should have at least one playoff win under his belt at this point and he doesn't. He needs to go.

So does Carson Palmer. I know they invested a lot of money in him but he lacks leadership and he hasn't been the same since the elbow injury.

CJ and TO need to go as well. They're divas that disrupt team chemistry both on and off the field. It's their world, we're just living in it.

Zimmer had a great year last year and he was a good DC with the 'Boys when he was there but I don't think he's the next HC. You need to bring in a guy that's a disciplinarian. Someone that's fired up and emotional....Gruden maybe?

I think Cleveland is moving in the right direction now because they hired "The Walrus" as their GM. Him and the HC are on the same page as far as what direction they're going and what they have in mind for talent and how they're going to win.

I know it's a bad thought for Bengals fans but this team needs to be torn down from the top down and rebuilt. In the end it would be a good thing, but in the mean time that means more losing.

I think if the Bengals don't do this, attendance will drop - and given enough time - the Bengals will relocate.

But who knows.....maybe that's what Paul Brown Jr. has in mind.

November 22, 2010  11:34 AM ET
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I just have a hard time believeing that Ryan Fitzpatrick picked you apart like that.

Harvard Rules! The original Crimson.

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November 22, 2010  06:45 PM ET
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Ma'am,It's Mike Brown,and in no uncertain terms a JR,He's proven that for more than a decade,His Sister has better grip on reality than Him.I just wish She would step up....And I agree on just about everything ya said across the board!!!!!!!Marvin lewis will still be the Por losing HC,why not?He made"Coach of the year"Last year.Now how can ya replace Him?

Him making coach of the year is a great point!

Did he deserve it? Granted, he had to endure the death of a WR and the death of his DC and came out 10-6...but how much of that was just Pittsburgh and Baltimore having off years?

I think his contract is up this year and hopefully he'll be gone.

November 22, 2010  07:16 PM ET
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rayne = what happened to your steelers against the patriots ???

We didn't show up. We played like we didn't care about the outcome.

I even had a thread to it on this site.

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November 22, 2010  07:58 PM ET
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ma'am,Again,Nope,Marv didn't deserve it.And cicncy beat the steelers and ravens twice last year,You can't say that was luck or a mistake,unless yer saying yer team sucked..

That's kinda what I'm saying. Last year was way subpar for us and the Ravens, which made it easier for the Bengals.

Combine that with them rallying around the deaths of CH and the DC's wife, and a 3rd place schedule and you got that 10-6 season.

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