Thursday, January 05, 2006


Shades of Gray

"It's time for a change. It's like going from a black and white TV to a color TV. It was Pittsburgh; it's Cincinnati now, and it'll probably be that way for a while now."

-- Chad Johnson


So, is it "Cincinnati for a while now"? Or have these five weeks on top been too much for the Bengals to handle.

Interestingly, Vegas-- a city of neons lights and blazing colors--seems to like favor black and white TV by three points or so.

Why? Considering the fact that the Bengals beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh about a month ago and Cincy has home field advantage, the line surprised me. But when the money talks, I listen. And, this time anyway, I agree with it.

Here's why.

STEELERS OFFENSE 9th in the AFC

STEELERS DEFENSE 1st in the AFC

BENGALS OFFENSE 4th in the AFC

BENGALS DEFENSE 14th in the AFC

In fact, Cincy brings with it the worst defense of any team in the postseason. They are 28th in the NFL in yards allowed (339 yds/gm). A motivated Steelers offense has every right to push them around.

Simply put, the Steelers offense is more capable of stepping up than the Bengals defense is.

1.)Win the turnover battle 2.) Control the clock 3.) Covert on 3rd down.

Now that I sound like every NFL analyst ever....your thoughts?

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