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6-2 Record Making 'Believers' of Bengals Fans
CINCINNATI (Joe Webb) -- There is new hope for local football fans after the Bengals obliterate the Jets at Paul Brown Stadium.
Covington attorney Harry Hellings has had Bengals season tickets since 1968.
Since Ive had tickets, Ive probably missed four or five home games, Hellings told Local 12 Monday morning.
So hes seen a lot of good football and a whole lot of really bad football. He was at Riverfront Stadium for the last Bengals playoff win in January 1991. He was in the stands Sunday for the 49-9 thumping of the New York Jets. What he sees at Paul Brown Stadium this season makes him an early believer that this version of the Bengals can make some noise in the postseason.
I dont think its too early and the reason I say that is I think the team itself has bought into the fact they are really, really good and capable and can go the distance. As a result, Im buying into it. They did it so I am.
Hellings thinks the Bengals will earn a home playoff game and win it. At 6-2 at the halfway point of the season, there are a lot of reasons to believe hes onto something.
The last two Super Bowl winners were 6-2 after 8 games. Andy Dalton is fourth in the league in passing. A. J. Green is second in receiving yards. Vontaze Burfict leads the league in tackles.
The Bengals not only enjoyed a spike in ticket sales this morning but got some phone calls from fans thanking them for how the team is playing.
Wayne and Angie Bramer came for Sundays game, stayed an extra day to browse the Bengals Pro Shop.
The way they clicked yesterday, theyre scary, Wayne Bramer with a sly smile. They were making catches and throws that were right on target.
When asked if its too early to be a Bengals Believer, Bramer didnt hesitate.
No. Absolutely not. Id be disappointed if we didnt go deep into the playoffs.
The Bengals play the Dolphins in Miami Thursday night. After that they have four home games and three more on the road.