Sunday, September 23, 2007
Cincinnati BENGALS at Seattle SEAHAWKS, 1:05p (CBS)
Hopefully it won't be worse than last week. I guess it could be, since the Bengals have the potential to put up way more points than the Cardinals. Of course, the good news is that the Bengals' defense gave up a truckload of points to the Cleveland Browns last week.
In short, there are things in this game that we have to find out are either true trends or aberrations. The biggest one is finding out which Seahawk defense is the real one. Is it the one that showed up in the opener against Tampa Bay? I hope it's closer to that than the abomination we saw last week. On the Cincinnati side, their fans surely are hoping the entire game against the Browns last week is an aberration since their defense gave up all those points. Back to the Seahawks, one can only hope their offense can get into sync a whole lot earlier -- they need something closer to 60 minutes of good football than 20 or 30 minutes.
I'm not going to pretend I know what's going to happen in this 49ers/Steelers game, but I just want the Seahawks to be tied for the division lead at the end of the day. Extra bonus if the Rams are 0-3. That'd be beautiful, but I'm more concerned about the former than the latter.