This is the team we hoped we were getting this year. This is the team that had high hopes this preseason and all last offseason despite not really adding anything outside of the draft to the defense. These are the guys we felt could make a playoff run, and maybe more. Yesterday the Bengals pulled a Jeckyl and Hyde on us and totally owned the Titans to the tune of a 35-6 butt whoopin.
Carson Palmer put one of his worst games as a pro behind him and was about as accurate as I have seen him. Chad Johnson returned to the end zone, three times and made some amazing toe tapping catches as he set the team record for career receptions and his own personal record for catches in a game. Rudi Johnson scored a touchdown. The defense did not allow a touchdown.
Granted, the Titans are not worldbeaters, but are contenders for the playoffs still and have by all accounts been a better team than Cincinnati all season. And now this defeat has them feeling alot worse than us, despite still being in the hunt.
So, we get today to feel like we have a real team here, and lets hope it lasts longer than that.