Broncos vs Bengals: Week 9 Matchup Will Make or Break Cincinnati’s Season

November 3, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cincinnati Bengals need to decide what type of team they are going to be in 2012 in Week 9's pivotal home showdown with the Denver Broncos. A win will put Marvin Lewis' group on course for its second postseason appearance in a row, while a loss to drop to 3-5 will break the season.
Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden hasn't been able to orchestrate the same magic that took the Bengals from preseason power ranking cellar dweller to playoff team in 2011. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer hasn't been able to turn a marginal group of personnel into a top-flight unit as he has routinely done in his time in Cincinnati.
Apparently, the decision about what type of team to be has been reached by at least one Bengal in linebacker Manny Lawson, who made a bold declaration on Friday:
Manny Lawson #Bengals LB tells @alexmarvez on Late Hits on #SiriusXMNFL "We will be going to the playoffs."
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) November 3, 2012  
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