The Cincinnati Benglas won their home opener last night in a close match-up with division rivals the Baltimore Ravens.
The Ravens defense is said to be one of the toughest in the league, but it was the Bengals usually sub-par D that stepped up last night to help win the game. The Ravens turned over the ball on their first three or four possessions to a Bengals defense that really looked impressive.
Their highly touted offense of Carson Palmer and the Johnsons (Chad and Rudi) got the job done even though their final numbers don't reflect it. Chad's early TD and sideline celebration were fun and he claims there's plenty more where that came from.
If last night was an indication of how the defense will play this year, I'd say 2007 could be the year of the Bengals!