Originally Posted by badboy
After one game, I think verdict is still out. We need to see a complete dominance of the "next team up."
I thought we looked as good as any other team out there, better than most... until I saw the Ravens.
To me, it looked like the Bengals just ran out of gas. They were right there with them until the last few minutes of the third qtr. The Ravens were pretty impressive, even though they gave up 129 yards on the ground & 322 yards total. Ray Rice only gained 68 yards on the ground. But he only carried the ball 10 times.
But I think we said the same thing early last season, then the Ravens ran out of gas. Let's see what happens this year.
Cincinnati also looked very good at times. I think they are in the same position as we are (other than being favored in our division). They had high expectations coming into the season, but it was gut check time yesterday & I'm sure they didn't like what they saw. Overall they played well, but there are more areas that need addressing than they thought.... just my take.