|Total Net Yards||420|
|Time of Possession||38:49|
|Total Net Yards||198|
|Time of Possession||21:11|
In a driving rain the Bengals’ relentless special teams and their resilient defense carried their limping offense into the postseason when they teamed to give the Bengals a 37-28 victory over Denver Monday night before a delirious crowd of 66,107 at dancing and drenched Paul Brown Stadium.
We knew deep down the day the schedule came out back in April, but now it’s official. No matter what happens Monday night against Denver at Paul Brown Stadium (8:30-ESPN and Cincinnati’s Channel 5) the Bengals play for the AFC North tittle in Pittsburgh next Sunday.
After three losses by at least three touchdowns to teams in the middle of the AFC playoff chase, the North leading Bengals (9-4-1) play one of those referendum games Monday night (8:30-ESPN Cincinnati’s Channel 5) at Paul Brown Stadium against Peyton Manning’s 11-3 Broncos. A victory does even more than that and qualifies them for the playoffs for the fourth straight season.
The Bengals got some good news when they returned to the practice field Saturday morning at Paul Brown Stadium and SAM linebacker Emmanuel Lamur was in the stretching line with his helmet. Lamur, who left Sunday’s game in Cleveland with a hamstring injury, was limited and classified as doubtful, but it looks like he’s got a chance to play Monday (8:30 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 5 and ESPN) against Denver.
As the Bengals prepare to play the Denver Broncos under the lights of Paul Brown Stadium, here's a look behind the scenes of the preparations for the nationally televised broadcast.