When looking at the way life works it doesn’t take too much effort to stir memories of adolescence. One rite of passage for a youth involves learning to drive. The process was one that held so much anticipation but it also came with a long list of “extras” that were either unanticipated or quite simply never considered. We waited in line to have the written test graded. There it began, I asked to drive home after I passed the test. “You’ll need insurance” my dad calmly voiced. He wasn’t done… “then there’s gas money, oil changes every three thousand, repair bills, taxes, title, license, tune-ups…” by this point the ears and the brain turned off…all I wanted was a car. Bengals’ fans sound off in one accord… “We want the playoffs!” Well…just like getting a car, there is a whole lot that comes with getting to the playoffs in the NFL. The league has released its schedule and the card for Cincinnati reads like a “Murderer’s Row” of opponents. The fourth toughest in the league, there are no opportunities for rest. The combined record of the 2010 opponents is 138-118-0. All we wanted was the playoffs!
Last year the Bengals swept what is widely known as a very tough division. Once in a lifetime result? Most likely. Add to those six tough battles both Super Bowl teams from last year, several up and coming squads, a team that traditionally has our number and the NFL’s most recent “dynasty” on the road to open the year. All we wanted was a car…this year will prove just how much this team has improved over the last few years. All we wanted was a car.
2010 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule
1 Sun. Sep. 12 at Patriots 1:00 PM
2 Sun. Sep. 19 vs. Ravens 1:00 PM
3 Sun. Sep. 26 at Panthers 1:00 PM
4 Sun. Oct. 03 at Browns 1:00 PM
5 Sun. Oct. 10 vs. Buccaneers 1:00 PM
7 Sun. Oct. 24 at Falcons 1:00 PM
8 Sun. Oct. 31 vs. Dolphins 1:00 PM
9 Mon. Nov. 08 vs. Steelers 8:30 PM
10 Sun. Nov. 14 at Colts 1:00 PM
11 Sun. Nov. 21 vs. Bills 1:00 PM
12 Thu. Nov. 25 at Jets 8:20 PM
13 Sun. Dec. 05 vs. Saints 1:00 PM
14 Sun. Dec. 12 at Steelers 1:00 PM
15 Sun. Dec. 19 vs. Browns 1:00 PM
16 Sun. Dec. 26 vs. Chargers 8:20 PM
17 Sun. Jan. 02 at Ravens 1:00 PM
About the Author
Written by Daryl Miller
I'm a lifelong sports fan. From short track auto racing, hockey, baseball, football and everything else...I love it.