Nov 212012
 

Last week: 26 (+6)

Record: 5-5

The Bengals now stand at 5-5, but I won’t rule them out to be this year’s team that goes from in the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer. The Lions are the favorite and I also won’t rule out that we won’t have one this year, something that’s only happened once in the last decade. However, looking at the Bengals remaining schedule, they’re only definitely going to be favored in one more game, this week at home for Oakland. At Philadelphia and home for Dallas are other options, but if they lost this week, they could conceivably, but improbably, lose out. Will they lose at home this week to the Raiders? I won’t say it’s impossible. Teams are 36-16 ATS off back-to-back losses by 21 or more, a situation the Raiders are in, and the Bengals are just 3-9 ATS as touchdown plus home favorites under Marvin Lewis.

Studs

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis: Rushed for 101 yards (43 after contact) and a touchdown on 25 attempts, 1 broken tackle, caught 1 pass for 7 yards on 1 attempt

LG Clint Boling: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 34 pass block snaps, run blocked for 7 yards and a touchdown on 2 attempts

C Trevor Robinson: Did not allow a pressure on 34 pass block snaps, run blocked for 98 yards on 15 attempts

RG Kevin Zeitler: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 34 pass block snaps, run blocked for 18 yards and a touchdown on 4 attempts

DT Geno Atkins: 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 1 quarterback hurry on 30 pass rush snaps, 1 batted pass, 4 solo tackles, 4 stops

RE Michael Johnson: 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, and 3 quarterback hurries on 31 pass rush snaps, 1 penalty, 3 solo tackles, 3 stops

SS Nate Clements: Was not thrown on, 5 solo tackles, 1 stop

P Kevin Huber: 6 punts for 322 yards, 3 inside 20, 3 returns for 30 yards, 48.7 net yards per punt

Duds

MLB Rey Maualuga: Allowed 4 catches for 51 yards on 6 attempts, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 1 stop, 2 missed tackles

LE Carlos Dunlap: Did not record a pressure on 33 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 stop

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