Sunday, September 20, 2009

Packers - Bengals preview

Yesterday we had the pre-preview for the Pack vs. the Bengals. Well, Packer fans, as it turned out, that was pretty much the preview. So not much to add with only about an hour to go before kickoff. Except that B. J. Raji is again on the game day inactive list. Even though he practiced this last week, the game day decision is to let that sprained ankle continue to heal a bit. He wasn't missed last week and shouldn't be this week either.

The Pack is still favored by 9. My guess is the Bengals will come out fired up, holding a grudge from that typical Bengals-style loss to the Broncos last weekend. If the Pack can hold off that initial surge of attitude, which they will, it should be a solid win for the Pack. The Packers offensive line will not have a repeat of last week. Aaron Rodgers will have time to hit his receivers. And we should once again see the offense which we saw most of the preseason. The Packers defense will handle a weak Bengals offensive line and cause QB Carson Palmer all sorts of problems. RB Cedric Benson will reprise his years with Da Bearz. And WR Chad Ocho-etc. will not be making it into the stands.

So, my pick for today is the Packers 27 - Bengals 14.

Go Pack Go!!!