SUNDAY! SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!!!
(tomorrow! tomorrow!! tomorrow!!! Better late than never, right?)
Your Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) square off against some guy named Thad and the Buffalo Bills (2-3) in Buffalo at 10am PST tomorrow.
In a classic "trap game", once again your Bengals are coming off a huge win and need to avoid a letdown to a team that they should beat; against a quarterback that last week was on the Bills' practice squad.
So here's what we know about Thad Lewis:
• Pretty sure he went to Duke
• Pretty sure he started a game for Cleveland last year
• Pretty sure his name is Thad Lewis
Of course, what we don't know about the opposing QB might be exactly why he could hurt us. The good news is that the Bengals will be coming into the game mostly healthy with the return of Michael Johnson and Leon Hall. Dre Kirkpatrick & Brandon Ghee are also expected to be ready to go, meaning our secondary is no longer completely decimated.
That said, the secondary and total defense for the Bengals played outstanding last week, completely overwhelming Tom Brady and the Patriots. They will need to play well again to allow Andy and the offense some breathing room.
The Bills' front 7 is extremely good and is going to get some hits on Dalton. And while the Bills have 9 INTs on the season (including 4 by their rookie linebacker), they also allowed Brandon Weeden to come off the bench last Thursday and light up the secondary. If the O-Line can give Andy some time, we may finally see some big plays down the field that have been missing since week 1.
On defense, it's pretty simple. The two headed monster of CJ Spiller/Fred Jackson in the backfield are good and FAST. Load up the box to stuff the run and let's see what ol' Thad can do with his arm.
Another amazing turnout last week! We might have to start taking the picture inside or out back, as we are running out of room. Of course, to do so means our boys in Orange and Black gotta hold up their end of the bargain first! Is it too much to have one nice, easy, blowout game? Probably... see you all tomorrow where I guess we'll find out! And with that,
PS: Ed Hochuli is a dreamboat.