The Bengals score 31 points in the second quarter on Sunday and crush the Browns at home. Read more by clicking right here.
The Bengals have a 3-2 record after 5 games and their 3 wins have come against 3 Super Bowl winning quarterbacks: Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, and Tom Brady.
Week 1 – at Chicago Bears – Lost 21-24 (Turnovers, penalties, questionable play calls = close loss)
Week 2 – Pittsburgh Steelers – Won 20-10 (Bengals wore out the Steelers on Monday Night Football = big win)
Week 3 – Green Bay Packers – Won 34-30 (Gave up 30 straight points but come back, defense frustrates Aaron Rodgers, 4 turnovers = big win)
Week 4 – at Cleveland Browns – Lost 6-17 (Offense does nothing, feels like a trap game = letdown loss)
Week 5 – New England Patriots – Won 13-6 (Defense dominates Tom Brady in the rain, run game gets going = big win)
It seems like the Bengals are showing a bit of a trend of playing up to the better opponents or teams that the media ranks as a stronger opponent and playing down to the teams that are not supposed to be as good. Not many would have picked the Bengals to beat the Steelers, Packers and Patriots thus far and most would have picked the Bengals to beat the Browns. After a big win last week against New England, the Bengals will have a chance to rise up against a lesser opponent by national media standards and avoid a let down to a team they are expected to beat in the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
The Bengals lost their second consecutive game to a team that most thought they would beat today as they fell to the Browns in Cleveland 34-24. They played well in the first half but the Browns outscored the Bengals 27-10 in the second half. Read more.
…our thoughts exactly.
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The Bengals will try to sweep the Battle of Ohio series for the second consecutive year on Sunday when they battle the Browns in Cleveland. The Bengals lead the overall series 42-36. See below for a breakdown of results over the last 5 years.
10/14/2012 – TBD
9/16/2012 – Bengals won 34-27 (in Cincinnati)
11/27/2011 – Bengals won 23-20 (in Cincinnati)
9/11/2011 – Bengals won 27-17 (in Cleveland)
12/19/2010 – Bengals won 19-17 (in Cincinnati)
10/3/2010 – Browns won 23-20 (in Cleveland)
11/29/2009 – Bengals won 16-7 (in Cincinnati)
10/4/2009 – Bengals won 23-20 in OT (in Cleveland)
12/21/2008 – Bengals won 14-0 (in Cleveland)
9/28/2008 – Browns won 20-12 (in Cincinnati)
12/23/2007 – Bengals won 19-14 (in Cincinnati)
9/16/2007 – Browns won 51-45 (in Cleveland)