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Jay Paris picks the Bengals

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Shamrock, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. Shamrock

    Shamrock New Member

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    Check this out. Paris gives SD the edge in all his categories, then picks the Kitty Cats to win. Amazing.

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    Welcome to the Jungle? If the Bengals really want to protect their home turf, they need to contain LaDainian Tomlinson. Good luck ---- Tomlinson has rushed for 355 yards and scored six touchdowns in his past eight quarters. With Cincinnati owning the NFL's No. 24 ranking in stopping the run, giving the ball to Tomlinson doesn't seem like a bad idea. But like last Sunday, the Chargers might come out throwing to set up Tomlinson for later. If so, the pass protection will need to account for Cincinnati DE Justin Smith, who has 6 1/2 sacks and is tied for the club lead with 60 tackles. Look for Tomlinson to get his early yards on screens or swing passes in the flat in Smith's direction to slow his motor. Also, TE Antonio Gates is due for a breakout game after making just two catches against the Browns. Look for Philip Rivers to find a wideout who's being covered by CB Deltha O'Neal. Edge: Chargers.


    Chargers on defense

    Awaiting the Chargers on the banks of the Ohio River is a balanced Cincinnati attack led by QB Carson Palmer, his trio of fine wide receivers ---ñ Chad Johnson, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chris Henry ---ñ and dynamite RB Rudi Johnson. Palmer, who's coming back from a serious knee injury, has thrown for 12 TDs while being intercepted twice; he hasn't been picked off in his last three home games, a total of 110 attempts. The Bengals' problem here has been protection, as they've allowed 23 sacks; the NFL average is 19. The Chargers, who boast a league-best 31 sacks, need to pester Palmer, and do so without blitzing ---- or the trifecta of pass-catchers could have a terrific day against the secondary. Johnson has scored nine TDs in his last eight home games. Edge: Chargers.

    Special teams

    The Chargers' coverage units are still bruised from last Sunday, when they were exposed by Cleveland. The Bengals won't present as stiff of a challenge as the Browns, offering KR Chris Perry (19.3-yard average) and PR Keiwan Ratliff (7.3). But they are No. 1 in covering punts and No. 3 defending kicks. Bengals K Shayne Graham is second in NFL history for field-goal accuracy and is 14-of-16 this year, including two 51-yarders. It's time for Michael Turner to reel off a big return or lose his job to Antonio Cromartie. PR Eric Parker has been average. The Chargers' legs, K Nate Kaeding and P Mike Scifres, continue to shine. Edge: Chargers.

    What to expect

    So which Bengals squad will appear today? The one which bolted to a 3-0 mark, or the one leaking oil after losing four of five? The Chargers are primed to prove they can win a tough road game outside of California, and this battle in the Buckeye State represents a golden opportunity. If the Chargers can take control early, disgruntled Bengals fans will turn on their thought-to-be Super Bowl-worthy team. If not, the Bengals will gain confidence as the game progresses, matching shots with one of the AFC's elite teams. But this comes down to which squad needs the game more. With that being an easy answer, please don't question the pick.

    Pick: Bengals 24, Chargers 20

    Another view

    Chick Ludwig, Dayton Daily News

    The Bengals are due for a breakout game after losing four of their past five. The Bengals' vertical passing game will exploit the Chargers' man-to-man coverage. The defense won't stop Tomlinson, but is good enough to contain him. Cincinnati needs the victory more than San Diego, so the Bengals get the nod.

    Pick: Bengals 31, Chargers 28


    Huh? We question everything, especially stuff like this ......
     
  2. WonderSlug

    WonderSlug Well-Known Member

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    Jay Novacek also said the Bengals would win. :icon_evil: :tdown: :unsure:
     
  3. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-spbricker12nov12,0,4094715.column

    Chargers line up league's top unit

    Published November 12, 2006

    You know the great offensive linemen.

    Steve Hutchinson, Walter Jones, Orlando Pace, Willie Anderson, Alan Faneca, Olin Kreutz and, of course, big old Jonathan Ogden.

    Not one of them plays on the best offensive line in the NFL, which plays the Bengals today.

    Hudson Houck, the Dolphins' offensive line coach, knows most of these heavyweight Chargers. He coached them when he was in San Diego for three years, and he's primarily responsible for putting in the foundation of right tackle Shane Olivea's game, for cultivating young center Nick Hardwick and for fitting in veteran right guard Mike Goff when he went over from the Bengals as an unrestricted free agent in 2004.

    It isn't likely that any of these five linemen, including rookie left tackle Marcus McNeill and undrafted left guard Kris Dielman, is going to the Pro Bowl.

    But that's fine. They all understand that the quality of the line's work has more to do with the sum of its parts than the greatness of its individuals.

    There isn't much statistical evidence to guide you to the great offensive linemen. Perhaps you recall some pancake block that was replayed several times on television, or you examine the number of times a quarterback has been sacked and relate it to the men assigned to protect him, or the yardage of the club's running back.............click on link for more...this is a good read guys so click it man !!!
     
  4. SanDiegoRon

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    :icon_evil: ...last time I invite him to a gater...
     
  5. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking the same thing and I even shook his hand.

    Jay Paris has gone soft and worm-like. :yes:
     
  6. boltssbbound

    boltssbbound Well-Known Member

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    I fail to see how the Bungles need this game more than we do. If we lose this game, we run the risk of falling 2 games back of Denver next week.

    BTW, didn't the Bungles need a win more than the Ravens last week? How did that turn out?
     
  7. RayDahayder

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    I AGREE. Every game is a 'must' game in the AFC west. Jay Paris is a traitor. When we win, I want us to flood his email with "screw u" mail.

    We keep saying that our Oline is a weak link, and I've thought that way myself...... but we are getting the job done and you can't argue with success.

    But this game is just as important for the bolts as it is for them.... and if the chargers can't understand that, then maybe THAT is our weakest link.
     
  8. Electric Chair

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    So true. These mediots look at the these games in a vaccuum. They appraoch every week with the same "If the Playoffs were to start today..." mantra, never once taking into consideration future possibilities.
     
  9. ghost

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    From the article:


    I wonder if Shamrock cares to comment on that. :yes:
     
  10. megold0715

    megold0715 Well-Known Member

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    well to hell with him and to joe thiesman too fck thiesman and the redskins hes just mad cause we took the skins out last year sore loser
     

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