Eagles and Bengals Fail Gut Checks

Jan 10, 2010

Both the Eagles and the Bengals got their butts handed to them in Week 17. For the Eagles it meant the difference between a Wildcard weekend bye vs. playing the Cowboys again on the road. The Bengals could have locked up the #3 seed. I’m not sure if facing the Jets or the Ravens would have been better. Regardless, both limped into the playoffs…

…And both played pretty uninspired football this week. It’s kind of ironic that Cedric Benson went from Chicago castoff to the only player who showed up for a #4 playoff team. He ran hard, as he has since he got a second chance with Cincinnati last year. It’s too bad the rest of the team didn’t play with that same fire. For the second straight game Revis made Chad Johnson an afterthought.

As for the Eagles, I hope they had a chance to look across the field in their embarrassing loss to see the Cowboys’ enjoying their thrashing of a once respectable opponent. Where did the Eagles go? If this is Brian Westbrook’s last game as an Eagle, what a damn shame.

The Cowboys have really found their mojo. The Vikings are going to have their hands full next week.

I’m not sure Indy wanted to face the J-E-T-S Jets Jets Jets again. Not the way their defense is playing. I hope Reggie Wayne is up for the Revis challenge.

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  1. Frank
    January 10th, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

    I’ll give the JETS credit for taking it to my guys. No excuses here … although I wouldn’t have ever imagine Benson having a great game and the team losing.

    Palmer didn’t look sharp … and who would imagine Graham missing 2 inside 40. Oh well … dems da breaks.

    Bengals need another WR threat … and in the first round, the Bengals select WR____. Then again, teams can get good WR in round 2.

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