Regardless of the Bengals poor play, I've been rather disgusted by the NFL this year. Officiating has been absolutely abysmal, so much so that it's ruining the product. I just flipped on Monday Night Football to see a unnecessary roughness call against a defensive lineman who barely touched Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselback. What drives me crazy is that coaches are held responsible for their team's record but officials who can dictate the outcomes of the game are untouchable. There's been no rhyme or reason to some of the calls this year; Cincinnati lost a couple of games that were decided by unexplainable penalty markers. The league better take this issue seriously or it'll bite them in the arse.
Oh, and NFL Network is a dumb idea too.