And again we wait. If the true test of an NFL team is the ability to sustain and maintain a consistently successful performance, and to build on that success week after week...with the Bengals' win in Sunday's finale, we're in an all-too-familiar position. Once again...we wait to see. Read Greg Hoard in the latest inside feature.
It came down to a fourth-and-four with a 1:25 left against the leagues best defense minus J.J. Watt. They got that and more, setting up a 43-yard field goal attempt by Randy Bullock. He missed it, wide right! Coal in your stocking (again) from the Bengals...on Christmas Day!
Ever wonder why Hue Jackson left to coach the Browns? Perhaps in his two tours of duty he never found the answer to the Bengals' most vital deficiency. Why can't they play good football when it really counts? Read more on Sunday's win over the Browns in today's inside feature from Greg Hoard.
But the greater question, the more pressing question is...how does a team play so modestly for over a month, and then come out and play as well as they did on Sunday. Welcome back on board the Bengals' bandwagon.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has had his run. He rescued this team from police blotters and show dogs on the sidelines, from the days when the Bengals players got more ink for illegal activity than they did on the sports wires. But now.....!