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View Poll Results: Do you defer or receive?
Kick the ball, allow our defense to start the game. 35 72.92%
Receive, score first and put them in the hole. 13 27.08%
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Old 01-06-2012   #41
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For once, I agree with Kubiak's logic. You always take the ball if you can get it. If the offense comes out and scores a TD the Bengals will have to play from behind, which is always deflating for a team. It works in reverse too if we were to defer. Plus, for those talking about utilizing a pumped up crowd - I would think Reliant would be even more thunderous if we put up a TD on our first drive.
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How about a Pittsburgh game-esque drive? 19 plays, 95 yards to open up the game?

Gimme the ball first. Hopefully score. Give Yates some confidence. I'd actually even consider trying that first play we did against Tampa.

Then unleash the dogs of hell.
I'd like to see the naked boot and sneak the TE back across the field a la the oakland game.
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Offense.

I don't care how loud it would be for the Bengals' offense if we elected to kick to them, you don't give Dalton and his offense a chance to drive the field and kill clock.

You get the ball, run your plays and eat the clock...hopefully get points off of it, then let your defense support your points. Let our D have something to defend.
I was all set to answer Defer, but dammit you have a great point here. Need to control that clock and keep the Bengals on the sidelines and much as possible.

Both sides have great points and I would usually say get the ball 1st in the 2nd half with a chance to adjust, but you have swayed me and I am voting take the rock, then proceed to run it down their throat.
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I clicked defense first but I can see the logic in getting the crowd pumped after a TD. My feeling is that if you can take a lead into the half, and get the ball in the second half, you can take a long leisurely stroll in the second half and keep your defense on the sidelines.

That said, there's a lot of momentum that comes with scoring first and putting your defense up with a pumped crowd.
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But in this scenario i think our crowd will already be jacked, and I doubt most of them will stay quiet for our offense....too much energy to receive first
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