The Bengals were 7-1 in the second half of last year's regular season.
A win Sunday would put the Bengals 6-2 at this season's midway point and 13-3 over the last 16 regular season games.
Debate Dalton all you want.....
The NFL has a growing QB problem
Dan Wetzel, Yahoo
That there aren’t 32 quality quarterbacks for the NFL’s 32 franchises has been obvious for years now. If you don’t have a good one, you don’t stand a chance at winning. That’s long been true. Now, however, if you don’t have an even OK one, you struggle to not embarrass yourself.
The problem is there may be only 15-20 good quarterbacks in the world. And after that, 20 more who are even remotely capable of handling the position. The job is just that difficult and with injuries and poor roster moves, the inch-deep pool of reserves becomes increasingly obvious.
Green is one of NFL's toughest assisgnments
NY Daily News
Football coaches don’t like to leave much to chance. But when it comes to stopping A.J. Green, there’s little choice.
Green, one of the elite wide receivers in the game, will likely be shadowed by Antonio Cromartie in Sunday’s showdown in Cincinnati. So how can Cromartie stop him?
“Put his hands on him and pray,” said defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman.
Marvin on Rome
Transcript: Rex Ryan on Bengals
On the Bengals strong defensive line…
First off, it’s going to be a huge challenge because you’re right, this defensive line, it’s outstanding, it really is. The [Carlos] Dunlap kid, I really wasn’t that familiar with him. I was out of college, but man, he’s really playing well as the left end. Of course, the [Geno] Atkins kid is becoming a household name having 12.5 sacks last year, a Pro Bowl guy. And he earns that reputation, he really plays hard. Then Michael Johnson, the big, huge guy they franchised last year. Then they have [Domata] Peko, the kid with the hair. He’s a good player, so it’s not just the hair, but I like how he plays. He’s always played hard. It’s a tough group and they have some guys behind them that play well, too. The [Wallace] Gilberry guy can rush the passer. It’s a big solid group and they play hard.
A history: Bengals vs Jets
Gang Green Nation
Esiason and the Bengals offense exploded in the third quarter, converting three touchdowns—all from Esiason—to Collinsworth, Rodney Holman and Anthony Munoz. The Cincinnati bludgeoning continued in the final quarter, as Esiason threw his fifth touchdown pass of the day—and connecting with Collinsworth for the third time—and Larry Kinnebrew rushed in for a score of his own. The Bengals won by a convincing 52-21 score.
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