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Early predictions on the Bolts-Bengals game

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ChargerRay, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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  2. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    It will not be a blow out. It will be hard fought. Thought they might be more beat up than us after their game agains tthe Vikings...
     
  3. IFiredCHart

    IFiredCHart Well-Known Member

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    The Bengals have a power running game, which the Chargers have been able to stop on a routine basis (speed runners tend to us us up).

    The Bengals have prominent WRs and a weak TE, and we excel shutting down the outside passing game.

    There is not a defense in the NFL capable of shutting down our offense.

    So on paper, we look like we match up well. But the bengals play a physical, punishing game, so this is one we can easily lose if we get careless.
     
  4. 14fouts

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    I think as long as will continue to limit our turnovers on off and penalties we should win. Forcing a few on def would def help too-but dallas didnt have any and we still won- more important to not turn it over ourselves. Cinci will be ready and play better than they did against the vikings cuz they know they have to. As long as we stay focused and play like were capable we should win out- although the last game are all tough games.
     
  5. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    I don't know if it will be a blow out or a close game but what I do know is...

    We will win... :abq2:
     
  6. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    That is spot on, we can stop ourselves but we can score on anyone in the league. Norv get's all the credit for that.
     
  7. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    49-41 Chargers ;) :abq2:
     
  8. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    No way the Bengals score that many points Leo. They just don't have the firepower or creativity on offense.
     
  9. ChargerJeff

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    Early line has the Chargers favored by 6 1/2
     
  10. Ekdog

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    I tried to check that site out and they've banned my IP address! This in spite of the fact that I've never posted there before.
     
  11. Sydalish

    Sydalish Addicted to Sports

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    Should be another hard fought battle - Carson Palmer is a solid QB and they can definitely run the ball. Their defense is solid too.

    Looking forward to a great game :yes:
     
  12. wrbanwal

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    Cinny's running game isn't what it was before Benson got hurt. And we know Larry Johnson isn't what he was.

    We contain their running game and victory is ours!!

    :bolt:
     
  13. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Yet Benson got 96 yards on like 14 carries yesterday. It is nothing to sneeze at and something they better be ready for! :yes:
     
  14. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    I saw that, 42 of it coming on one run.

    we better be ready. Cinny's offense won't sputter like the Cowpokes.


    :tup:

    and let's not forget they just got by Detroit & Cleveland!!

    and the Turds beat them!!
     
  15. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    If we get a big lead... we better slam the door!!! :bolt:
     
  16. RM24

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    My prediction? We win and increase our record to 11-3! :tup:
     
  17. IFiredCHart

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    Benson is a hard power runner...an unstoppable force.

    ...but we also have the immovable object! Siler can really shine against their offense, and also Carson Palmer has a polished resume, his recent play has been very ordinary.
     
  18. PB Bolt

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    Early Predictions:
    1. Our buddy Rick shows up way late (again) with tailgate food.
    2. Joke-O-Cinco badly burned screwing around with cannon for no reason.
    3. Bolts cover comfortably-- in Murphy's midway through the 3rd for overpriced shots.
     
  19. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

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    I will have some carne of the gods and some beer
    I'll see Leo for the first time since last year
    Eat my Boltage and Boltage Bimbo will convince me to drink car bombs again and I'll wish I hadn't again
    Rexy will take a bunch of pics
    Bolts Win
     
  20. HollywoodLeo

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  21. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Go to http://forums.cincybengals.com/ if you want to talk to Bengals fans.

    As long as you don't go in guns blazing with the smack talk they're pretty cool with opposing fan bases.
     
  22. Enormo

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    It will be a blowout. Time to start preparing for the Titans.
     
  23. HollywoodLeo

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    I sure hope the players aren't thinking this.
     
  24. IFiredCHart

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    I don't know...Madden 2010 says we win 45-3. :lol:
     
  25. ChargerRay

    ChargerRay #FireMcCoy #FirePagano Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Physically, Cincinnati can roll with any team in the league. Vikings players weren't moving off the field after their victory with too much bounce, having endured 60 minutes of thumping that makes good football, good football.

    Cincinnati, though, plays a style of football -- plays, not played -- that works only for so long and not against the type of opponents it could face in the playoffs.

    Defensively, the Bengals are fine. The 30 points Minnesota scored can be dismissed because the Vikings eventually wore down a unit that rarely was put in good position to enforce itself throughout four quarters of fury. Cincinnati entered the game allowing less than 16 points a game, so, to that degree, the Vikings' success was an aberration.

    Cornerbacks Leon Hall and Johnathan Joseph proved they are legit and the front seven is nasty. Quarterback Brett Favre was limited to a manageable 192 yards and running back Adrian Peterson toughed out 97 yards.

    Cincinnati's offense, though, is like watching a lumberjack trying to saw down a Redwood with a butter knife. The Vikings' defense is good, really good, but the Bengals -- other than Benson running like a man on a mission -- made things relatively easy for them by taking no downfield shots in the passing game and showing minimal creativity.

    It's throwback football for sure, which is fine. But when you fall behind by 16 points against a really good team, throwforward football might come in handy.

    "I am not sure if we were really focused on getting the passing game going today," said receiver Chad Ochocinco, whose 27 total receiving yards -- 15 on a swing pass that he scored the team's only touchdown on -- led the team. "What we wanted to do was establish the run like we have been doing all year. We wanted to pass as needed, you know, when it's there."

    While the Vikings also wanted to establish the running game, they also threw intermediate and deep balls that kept the Bengals' defense honest and moved the chains. Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer, who doesn't look like he trusts his offensive line or his receivers much, completed 15 of 25 passes for 94 yards. That's an average of 3.1 yards per attempt, including one sack. Cincinnati averaged five yards per rushing play.

    Palmer is averaging just over 200 yards passing a game. Although his return from injuries in 2008 have stabilized the offense, he doesn't look like the same guy running the same offense that used to be one of the more feared passing attacks in the NFL. He's getting rid of the ball quickly because there are protection issues, as his more frequent forays out of the pocket to throw prove.

    On another front, receivers aren't routinely dispatched deep. Part of the reason for that is, with Chris Henry out for the season, all the Bengals have are possession-type receivers. Laveranues Coles wasn't even thrown to against the Vikings -- and he is a starter. The lack of big-play ability looks potentially cripplin
    g for a team hoping to make a deep playoff run.

    You can manicure a yard by picking one blade of grass at a time but there are only 60 minutes in a football game.

    "I don't worry about the passing game," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said. "We have to do a better job. My concerns are everywhere."

    Again, this isn't just one game. A trend is in full bloom. Cincinnati scored 23 points vs. Detroit, which gave up 48 points in a loss to Baltimore on Sunday. Those 23 points the Bengals scored against the Lions came in the only game they reached the 20-point mark in what is now a six-game stretch. The defense was good enough to allow the Bengals to win three of four games prior to facing the Lions in which they averaged 17 points in four games.

    They followed up that offensive explosion against the Lions with their second lowest output of the season with just 10 points against the Vikings.

    "We're going to fix things," offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said.

    They'd better. Cincinnati travels to San Diego next week for its second dose of playoff football before the postseason. The Bengals haven't clinched a playoff berth, mind you, so the "Who Dey" faithful will remain on edge.
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I was merely referencing the last match-up, Ray.

    I actually agree with you. :lol:
     
  27. LV Bolt Fan

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    35 - 21 Chargers.
     
  28. foober

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    bungles have trouble defending the pass. Gee I wonder if that might help the chargers.

    The chargers defense as usual has to play fairly solid and the chargers can win this game fairly easily. Though its gonna be a battle. Cinci wants what we want. That 2nd seed. Gonna be a battle. :yes:

    If we didn't have so many injuries on our d-line the chargers would be solid defensively and no team would have a chance against them. :yes:
     
  29. Cheapseats

    Cheapseats Loud, proud Charger fan

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    I'm thinking something like Chargers 31 Bengals 17
    A...wait for it....slow start and then we pull away from them
     
  30. ChargerRay

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    You know I totally forgot about that game. :lol:
     

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