Originally written on WhoDeyFans  |  Last updated 11/4/12
The second half is here, and since the Bengals had a chance to change things up, I did the same thing with my picks.  I’m changing it up a little bit to prove to (fool) myself that this season is far from over.  If Andy, Ray and the other leaders on this team take what Marvin said to heart then hopefully we’ll be seeing a new group of guys out there today.  I’m all for fresh starts and second chances so lets hope our boys in orange and black take this opportunity and do something with it. Week 1: Mon, Sep 10 – Cincinnati at Baltimore Ravens, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) 13-44  L 0-1 1-0 on Picks Week 2: Sun, Sep 16 – Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 37-27   W 1-1 2-0 on Picks Week 3: Sun, Sep 23 – Cincinnati at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 38-31 W 2-1 3-0 on Picks Week 4: Sun, Sep 30 – Cincinnati at Jacksonville Jaguars, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS) 27-10 W 3-1 4-0 on Picks Week 5: Sun, Oct 7 – Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 17-13  L 3-2 4-1 on Picks Week 6: Sun, Oct 14 – Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) 34-24 L 3-3 4-2 on Picks Week 7: Sun, Oct 21 – Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC) 12-17 L 3-4 4-3 on Picks Week 8: BYE Week 9: Sun, Nov 4 – Denver Broncos at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) Three winnable games…three losses.  Let’s get a win.  Here’s how they do it.  First, be creative…defensive and offense.  The defense has to find creative ways to put pressure on Manning.  Our D-line needs to get aggressive and find those holes and put Peyton on his back.  Once the pressure comes, the rest of the D needs to step it up as well.  The linebackers need to keep close over the field.  Manning has been checking it over the middle a lot lately because defenses have been shutting him down up top so we need to make sure that we eliminate that cushion that we’ve been giving.  And finally, we need to see first round play from our first round corner.  I hope that Kirkpatrick took every opportunity to get ready for the NFL ’cause his day has arrived. As for the offense, they need to find creative ways to get the ball to Green.  Mix Sanu, Hawkins and Green up in different places to open up the field more.  Of course, this is only good if our O-line got stronger in the bye.  Whether it’s Robinson or Faine up front, those three guys in the middle need to be a wall.  Give Dalton more time to throw.  Speaking of the Red Rifle, I agree with what Marvin said.  It’s time for him to be the leader of this offense, and with that leadership comes more pressure to perform.  Dalton works well under pressure so I think leadership will help create that.  And lastly, we did see a little fire from Green-Ellis in the Steelers game so I think that if we can run the ball like we did in that game it should help. All-in-all, desperate times call for desperate measures.  I think the Bengals are desperate enough to win and I think it will happen.  A late field goal to win it in the end of the 4th. 24-21 Bengals!  WHO DEY!!! W 4-4 Week 10: Sun, Nov 11 – New York Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (FOX) L 4-5 Week 11: Sun, Nov 18 – Cincinnati at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) W 5-5 Week 12: Sun, Nov 25 – Oakland Raiders at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) W 6-5 Week 13: Sun, Dec 2 – Cincinnati at San Diego Chargers, 4:15 p.m. ET (CBS) W 7-5 Week 14: Sun, Dec 9 – Dallas Cowboys at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (FOX) L 7-6 Week 15: Thu, Dec 13 – Cincinnati at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:20 p.m. ET (NFL) W 8-6 Week 16: Sun, Dec 23 – Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) W 9-7 Week 17: Sun, Dec 30 – Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) W 10-6
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seahawks went on Hawaiian vacation to ease SB tension

Robert Kraft: Deflategate 'most overblown story' in NFL

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Jim Tressel once sent touching note to family of Michigan OL

Sony cut 'Concussion' scenes to avoid angering NFL

Ryan Clark: Trent Richardson is 'worst RB of all time'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: David Feherty won't be back at CBS Sports

Warren Moon: RG3 needs to start taking the blame

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Jack Eichel plans to move in with teammate Matt Moulson

Report: Bills GM 'went rogue’ in cutting Fred Jackson

Terrance Knighton irked by Redskins-Kardsashians comparison

Connor Cook on not being named Michigan State captain: 'It stinks'

Danny Amendola’s advice to those on roster bubble? ‘Control what you can’

Dallas Cowboys: Rookies to watch

Apple reportedly sought exclusive rights to new Bill Simmons podcast

One of Clemson’s 1981 national championship trophies broke

Milan Lucic says playing with Canucks is ‘dream of mine’

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

WATCH: Victoria Azarenka rips chair umpire at US Open

Bill O’Brien starts charity swear jar for cursing on ‘Hard Knocks’

Dikembe Mutombo teared up when Hawks announced franchise will retire his jersey

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 storylines for Week 1 of college football season

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker