Although the Chargers and their fans will be rooting for a Tampa Bay win against Oakland today, the game that we will all be paying close attention to is in Cincinnati.
Today the Bengals host the Broncos at home in Cincy. Denver comes into the game with a 4-3 record. With a loss to the Bengals, Denver would once again share a 4-4 record with our beloved Bolts.
The key to stopping the Broncos is slowing down Peyton Manning and the Denver offense. This is obviously a tough task and pressuring Manning will be the key.
Peyton Manning has really started to turn it on in the last month or so. Not only is he looking like the Manning of old, the accuracy on some of his passes has been utterly incredible.
The Bengals are currently third in the league in sacks. Geno Atkins and Michael Johnson have seven and six sacks respectively. My concern isn’t so much about the Bengals ability to get to the passer. It’s more about the fact that Cincinnati has only 3 interceptions on the year. Veteran safety Chris Crocker has a pair of picks in 2012.
The Bengals come into week nine with a 3-4 record. Considering the fact that the Bengals have the likes of both Pittsburgh and Baltimore to contend with, Cincinnati can not afford to fall another game back in the standings. The Steelers are 4-3 while the Ravens lead the division with a mark of 5-2.
This is a very important game for the Who Dey Nation. It has also turned out to be a big game for the Chargers, so to speak. After a blowout victory over the Chiefs, it would be that much sweeter to add a Denver loss to the equation. Factor in a Tampa Bay win over Oakland and the Chargers would then be the only team to come away with a victory in week nine.
I don’t think I need to explain how great it would be to have all those things happen this Sunday.
So for today I’ll be supporting the Bengals and the Who Dey Nation. I sincerely hope they bring new meaning to the phrase orange crush.
Who Dey, Who Dey, Who Dey think dey gonna beat them Bengals…..nooooooobody! (That was hard to type, by the way)
Thanks a lot for reading.