The Cincinnati Bengals are dreaming large.
They are 8-0 and fairly unchallenged, and they certainly don’t expect a lot of resistance in tonight’s Monday night football game against the 3-5 Houston Texans. Quarterback Andy Dalton has never been better, and the Bengals have scored at least 24 points in seven of eight games.
Houston, on the other hand, has had a terrible running game in its five losses. However, despite their record, the Texans are only one game down in the weak AFC South and need this one to keep pace.
They are last in the league with an average of 3.29 yards per carry.
No team in its the AFC North has ever been 9-0, and Bengals fans are thinking of the post-season. However, that’s been a hump Cincinnati has not been able to get over. Coach Marvin Lewis is 0-6 in the playoffs.
This year, with Dalton and A.J. Greene, the Bengals are hoping for a better fate.