Buffalo Bills vs Cincinnati Bengals Recap 10/02/2011

Another Bengals game at PBS and another blacked out game in Cincinnati. But that didn't stop the Bengals from rallying for a 23-20 win over the Bills.

I must say this was one of the best games I have seen at PBS. The 41K that showed up enjoyed one of the best games ever and those fans deserved it.

This win gave Marvin the all time tie for the most wins in Bengals history.

I'll admit the first half was ugly, just like how it was against the 49ers. There was nothing pretty about it. Just punts and turnovers. If it wasn't for the turnovers, the Bills would of had a hard time putting some points on the board.

The second half started off much better than how the first half ended. The offense came out with a strong running game as they easily moved the ball down the field, but to only settle for a field goal. The next offensive drive ended much better as Dalton hooked up with Gresham for a 17 yard TD to make the score 17-13.

After another punt on offense, the Bengals again drove 80 yards for a QB draw for a TD. This would tie the game at 20 all.

If it wasn't for the Bengals defense, this game would have been long over with. The defense held the high offense of the Bills to only 3 points in the second half.

So what does this win mean? Well it means, these Bengals have little different DNA in them than some previous Bengals teams.
This also shows me, the Bengals defense is legit. Giving up only 20 points (actually only 13) to a top three offense is something to cheer about.
This game also shows me that Andy Dalton is legit. He showed he has what it takes to lead this team. He has the toughness, the quality, the leadership and poise, all the things that's hard to find a rookie QB.
And A.J. Green keeps showing us why is a first round pick. It's the second time Green has gone over 100 yards. In four games, Green has 312 yards on 17 receptions.

Now I think back to that Denver game. Where the Bengals couldn't convert on so many 3rd and short yardage situations. Looking back now I wish Marvin wasn't a self appointed Meteorologist, instead of going  for it on 4th down just wished he sent Nugent our there for a game winnig field goal.

Honestly the Bengals have been in every single game they have played, could of easily started the season 4-0. Just saying.
Looking forward to next week, it's another winnable game as they are set to play the Jacksonville Jaguars.

What do you guys think? Share your thoughts.