If you had watched the Cincy game last week, you would have noticed some weaknesses. Now, no one, NO ONE, thought that the Pats would dominate the way they did today but if you took a minute to stop bashing your own team, you could have seen that it was possible to pull this game out, if not keep it close. 1. Last week the Bengals went to Pittsburgh and had to play a very physical road game. Yes they won but BB and JM knew that they had been beaten up pretty good and gameplanned to be physical and wear down the Bengals' defense. It worked. 2. The Bengals gave up a lot of rushing yards last week (139?) to Parker. 3. The Pittsburgh d-line got a lot of pressure on Palmer. 4. Big Ben was able to find open guys in the seems but had several costly turnovers at big moments. All of those things played right into the Pats' hands. They pushed the Bengals around, moved the chains with selective play calling, and got plenty of pressure on Palmer. Even early in the game when they weren't getting there, they were still making his life miserable.