Note To Bengals And Self: Don’t Lose Stupid

by Kevin Burton    Two takeaways from Sunday’s Chiefs-Bengals AFC Championship game, one a smirking aside, the other more lasting.    To set up the first one, I remember when the late great John Madden had just left his brilliant career as Oakland Raiders coach and just begun what would prove to be a brilliant …

Bengals Roar, Bills Snore, Cowboys Lose

   My father used to say that NFL games were fixed.  Then and now I scoff at that, but sometimes I wonder.    Like Sunday, when Buffalo was so passive and so awful in a blowout 27-10 loss to Cincinnati.  Maybe this is just me needing to adjust my expectations for teams as they coalesce …

Bills-Vikings Super Bowl Just Has To Happen

by Kevin Burton    Right this minute, even the Seahawks fans have hope, or should I say Super Hope.    The NFL playoffs start Saturday. With seven teams in each conference there are 49 possible combinations of pairings for the big game.  In that strictly mathematical sense, all teams are equal.   But to paraphrase …