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Bengals Getting Boos; Tied with Chiefs at Half

Not exactly the most entertaining game today but it's close - 3 to 3.

There is zero offense happening in this game. The two teams have combined for just over 200 yards of total offense and the Chiefs only score came on a solid two minute drill drive at the end of the half.

Right now, I'm waiting to see how Matt Cassel's knee feels at the start of the third quarter. Cassel was hit and slid on his knee at the end of the half and came up limping on both occasions.

Here are some notes:


  • Larry Johnson got his first carry against the Chiefs very early in the second quarter. It went for two yards and LJ fell down. How appropriate.
  • Jon McGraw had an athletic interception and a 26-yard run back to mid-field. Nice work by McGraw.
  • Gotta love Bengals fans - They were booing their team with 13 minutes left in the second quarter. Pathetic.
  • DE Wallace Gilberry sacked Bengals QB Carson Palmer on third and long mid way through the second quarter. That is 4.5 sacks on the season for Gilberry.
  • Chad OchoCinco caught a pass late in the half that was initially called a TD catch. It was later overturned on replay.
  • After the bad snap by the Chiefs Thomas Gafford, the defense held beautifully. The Chiefs D forced a field goal after Cincy got the ball inside the ten-yard line.


  • The Chiefs did nothing after the McGraw interception, going three and out.
  • Bengals safety Ndukwe picked off an ugly Matt Cassel pass down the middle. Cassel was hurried on the play. 
  • Dwayne Bowe had a drop running towards the right side of the field. It was the Chiefs' 47th dropped pass of the season. 51 is the record.
  • A bad snap flew over Dustin Colquitt's head late in the second quarter but Colquitt made a nice effort to kick the ball out of bounds near the Chiefs' own goal line.
  • Cassel got hit at the end of the half on a completion to Jamaal Charles and came up limping a bit.

Hopefully the second half picks up in scoring and entertainment value. GOOOOOOOO CHIEFS!!!

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