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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn't the only one haunted by the ''Immaculate Deflection.''
So is Brandon Stokley, who caught the batted ball and raced 87 yards for the score with 11 seconds left, giving Denver an improbable 12-7 win at Cincinnati in 2009.
With the Bengals (3-4) hosting the Broncos (4-3) Sunday, Stokley said he, too, has bad dreams about that play in which he cradled cornerback Leon Hall's deflection at midfield and outraced linebacker Dhani Jones into the end zone. It was the longest winning play from scrimmage in the final minute of a game in NFL history.
Stokley ran parallel to the goal line to take precious seconds off the clock, but said he's had nightmares about fumbling or getting tackled, and so he'd do it differently today.
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Cincyjungle.com has an an article up today talking about whether or not Marvin Lewis should be fired.
They take the stance that Marvin is the best coach Cincinnati has had in some time and has the team on the right direction. We here (or me because I am currently writing this) believe the opposite. After almost 10 years Marvin has done much for this franchise. He has wrangled some...
This week the Bengals host the Broncos. Lets see how Tecmo thinks the game is going to shake out.
After receiving the ball, the Broncos are forced to punt.
Some lackluster offense from the Bengals has the stripes punting it right back.
And then another punt. At the end of one nothing has really happened.
Punting is the skill that is being tested today.
The Bengals manage to move...
and nothing….. as expected.
There were moments when you sat back and thought “What if the Bengals traded for Bowe and Williams?”
The Bengals will have an improved roster this Sunday. Their first round pick should be on the field and hopefully begins his domination in Stripes.
The Bengals are an exciting team to watch, but they have a long road ahead of them.
Denver at Cincinnati - The Boncos and Peyton Manning have things rolling now on both sides of the ball. Don't forget that the Broncos played great defense and special teams last season and they were able to run the ball. You add Peyton Manning to that mix and it's no surprise they...
One of the interesting match-ups I will be watching on Sunday is that of Champ Bailey and AJ Green. In he match-up of the Broncos and the Bengals last season, Champ was out and had to watch as AJ racked up 124 yds and a TD on his Broncos.
In an article today in the Denver post, Champ talks about AJ and how he thinks he is one of the best receivers in the league.
Denver Broncos (4-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)
The Broncos rank 2nd in the league in yards per play differential at 1.4, just .1 behind San Francisco, who has looked untouchable for weeks in that category. No one else is above 0.7. They rank just 9th in rate of sustaining drives differential, thanks to a 3rd down defense that’s 20th. However, they were much better in this...
The Denver Broncos (4-3) will take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-4) on the road this weekend. The last time the Broncos played in Cincinnati (2009), this went down:
Following the 2009 season, Stokley, battling injuries, spent time with the Seahawks and Giants from 2010-11, catching 32 receptions for 364 yards during that time. This offseason, Stokley returned to Denver to join...
The 4-3 Denver Broncos may be playing the best football right now but their record does not reflect it. At 3-4, the Cincinnati Bengals are spiraling downward and descending in the AFC North. A win for the Broncos will help create a larger distance in their AFC West lead and a win for the Bengals will keep them in pace with the Steelers and Ravens.So what is likely to take place...