I can't help, I'm a glass half full kind of person.
I have to rant a bit. It's nothing anyone here said at all but just some frustration that has been building from another site about the Bengals so please bear with me. We are three games into the NFL season and with the Bengals struggling with some adversity right now there are a lot of so-called fans already jumping off of the band wagon and calling the season lost. That's fine, they can leave the bus and not get back on. As far as I'm concerned they aren't a true fan who stick with their team through thick and thin. They can go root for the Steelers or Cowboys or some other team for all I care. I watched this team go to two Super Bowls and then the entire time they stunk for 15-16 years and always kept hope that they would turn it around this year or next year. As frustrating as it was I never gave up on them and never will. I'll criticize them when they deserve it and also praise them when they earn it but I'll never abandon my team. Okay, rant over.
Anyway, back to next Monday night. The defense leaves a lot to be desired right now which makes them a horrible match up against the Pats offense but the Pats defense, as good as they have been so far, have yet to face an offense as good as the Bengals so far in this young season. That will be a very good match up. If the Bengals defense can make some key drive stops and force a couple of turnovers to help the offense, and they don't shoot themselves in the foot again on special teams, the Bengals will have a shot to win this game.