Bengals D: One Offensive TD In Last Two Games

November 27th, 2014
Tough duty for de facto offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo

Tough duty for de facto offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo

There’s been all kinds of talk about the Buccaneers jelling and improving on defense.

And they are.

But that’s nothing compared to what the Bengals, Tampa Bay’s opponent Sunday, have been doing.

Per Richard Skinner at, the Bengals have allowed just one offensive touchdown in their past two games. Their opponents? The Saints and Texans.

It seems their man in the middle has returned and is making a big difference.

The Bengals rolled to wins at New Orleans and Houston in which they allowed just one offensive touchdown in the two games combined thanks to their improvement against the run, which came in equal parts from improved play by the defensive front and the return to the lineup of middle linebacker Rey Maualuga.

Josh McCown spoke Tuesday evening on WDAE-AM 620 about how hard the Bengals defense plays. Film study of their defensive backs left McCown impressed, “as good as we’ve seen this year as far as the corners and safeties go,” he said.

Joe’s going to drink a few extra Thanksgiving beers tonight and hope for the best.

19 Responses to “Bengals D: One Offensive TD In Last Two Games”

  1. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bengals are impressive leading that AFC North division. The Bucs will have to bring their A game to have a chance this Sunday or at least to keep it close and a shot at the upset. I guess McCown is the chosen QB to be thrown to the wolves.

  2. cmurda Says:

    The way I see it this could end up being 2 TD’s, maybe 3 in the Bengals last 3 games on defense. I’ll give that TD to our new beast Mike Evans but I can’t see us scoring enough or doing enough on offense to actually get a win. With that said, I’m already looking to the draft. As it stands, we’ve had the 6th easiest schedule in the NFL and only Jacksonville and Oakland are more futile than us. This should mean us having our pick of the litter at QB considering Jacksonville is all in with Bortles and Oakland is all in with Carr. 2015 is the year that we need to take our shot at the QB of the future. I’m not talking about a stupid stab in the dark moving up to 17 and drafting Josh Freeman. I mean picking 3rd, 4th or 5th overall, whatever pick we end up with and taking a QB. After that I would like to see us go hogwild on the defensive line and offensive line with the majority of the rest of our picks. We are getting manhandled in the trenches. It’s the difference between a good team and a team like us. You don’t see Tom Brady, Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers under constant duress like you see from our quarterbacks.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    I’m OK with your draft strategy…QB 1st pick then lines.

    I don’t want to trade up (need picks) so if Winston or Mariota aren’t there when we pick….I’m OK with trading down or a DE…..with the extra pick we could still select a good QB prospect to compete with either Glennon or McCown….think if we select QB, Glennon will be traded.

  4. DB55 Says:

    Yea well the bengals haven’t met the unstoppable bucs offense. They’ll be lucky to hold the bucs to 4tds on Sunday.

  5. Harry Says:

    DB55, are u living in Colorado? Lol

  6. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Yeah, but they haven’t played against a great offensive line like ours.

  7. Another J Says:

    Josh McCown will do his part to make the Bengals defense look good on Sunday!

  8. DB55 Says:


    Lol, pretty much. Started drinking a little early today. Lol.

  9. vegasbuccaner Says:

    time for some of our guys to walk the plank.looks like the liver is going to hurt again this week

  10. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Uh-oh we struggle to get touchdowns as it is. somebody tell dietrich smith to snap the ball higher and not let the pass rush in until he hears the whistle.
    I watched him step aside on one play after a short time and mccown got sacked.Even though we need a top rated quarterback in the draft,no rookie or veteran should have to play behind this line.We can live with our defensive line with McCoy, Smith and macdonald for now and next year if we have to, but we cant live with o-line now or ever.

  11. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Joes and all my fellow posters.
    Go Bucs

  12. Hawk Says:

    Exactly how good does the Bengal defense need to be, in order to stop the dangerous Buccaneer running game? The Bucs are doing a good job without anyone’s help.
    Lovie needs to start Glennon. I’d rather see sacks than ints. Give up yards rather than points any day.
    Can the Bucs petition to forfeit the rest of their games so they can spend more time evaluating future FAs and draft picks? Lord knows they need the extra time.
    To all the ‘Everything is Beautiful’ fans. This is NOT a negative post! It is as positive as I can get with what’s been served over the last four months. I am NOT out for Lovie’s head, but I am fully expecting multiple changes in his assistants. A good leader has the ‘right’ people surrounding him/her.

  13. tickrdr Says:

    Everyone knows this already, but I’ll just point out that the only way to have “your pick of the litter” in the draft is to be first overall. While OAK and JAX may have their QB of the future, that only makes it more likely that they would be happy to trade down for the right price.

    In addition, several other teams may be in the market for a new QB as well. Geno Smith is reportedly going to start again for the Jets. If he fails, the Jets likely will be looking. Will Buffalo be happy with Orton and EJ Manuel?
    With RG III benched, will Washington also be looking? There are probably several others as well. Why we are not giving an extended tryout to Glennon is a complete mystery to me.


  14. Brandon Says:

    Glennon failed his tryout. He had all of training camp, all of preseason, and 12 thus far this season to impress, and apparently he hasn’t.

    BTW, it was my understanding that Vontaze Burfict is the MLB for the Bengals.

  15. Brandon Says:

    Does Burfict no longer play MLB for the Bengals?

  16. Ray Rice Says:

    The Bengals haven’t met the unstoppable force that is Aunt Geraldine and the wonder rookie man beast “Mr. I have all the intangibles and upside in the world” ASJ.

  17. tickrdr Says:

    Brandon Says:
    November 27th, 2014 at 2:52 pm
    Glennon failed his tryout. He had all of training camp, all of preseason, and 12 thus far this season to impress, and apparently he hasn’t.
    Yet compared to Josh McCown, he has the same number of sacks in 5.5 games at 16 apiece. He has thrown for three more TDs, and two fewer INTs, and has a higher TD percentage and a lower interception percentage.

    For current top QBs in the NFL, in their first 19 games in the league, as posted previously, MG8 has a similar low number of INTs compared to most, and actually fewer than Newton, Luck or Manning. And over those same first 19 games, only Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, and Peyton Manning have thrown for more than Glennon’s 29 TDs. Why do you hate Glennon?

  18. Oahubuc Says:

    Nothing to see here.

    McClown can’t win this game. Neither can Lovie Smith, whatever the OC’s name is, Leslie Frazier, or any combination of those people. The Glazer kids can’t put together an organization that can win this game.

    Unwinnable and unwatchable.

  19. DB55 Says:

    Lol, ASJ, lol.