Start Me Up

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has been harping on a fast start from the final gun in Philadelphia that ended the 2004 season. With the help of "The NFL Fact and Record Book," as well as various media guides, here's why. It's a winning trend no matter what team or what era, from Paul Brown's best team of '75 to Lewis's 2000 Super Bowl champion Ravens, for whom he served as defensive coordinator.

BENGALS PLAYOFF TEAMS BY THE MONTH

  • 1970: 1-1 in September, 0-4 in October, 4-1 in November, 3-0 in December for 8-6 1973: 2-1 in September, 2-2 in October, 3-1 in November, 3-0 in December for 10-4 1975: 2-0 in September, 4-0 in October, 3-2 in November, 2-1 in December for 11-3 1981: 3-1 in September, 2-2 in October, 5-0 in November, 2-1 in December for 12-4 1982 (Strike:) 1-1 in September, 2-0 in November, 4-1 in Dec/Jan for 7-2 1988: 4-0 in September, 3-2 in October, 3-1 in November, 2-1 in December for 12-4 1990: 3-0 in September, 2-3 in October, 1-2 in November, 3-2 in December for 9-72000 SUPER BOWL RAVENS BY THE MONTH
  • 3-1 in September, 2-3 in October, 4-0 in November, 3-0 in December for 12-4. TOP SEPTEMBER RECORDS IN LAST DECADE
  • Denver 28-11 (101-59 overall) Green Bay 27-12 (109-51) Kansas City 25-14 (92-68) Minnesota 24-14 (90-70) Miami 23-10 (90-70)WORST SEPTEMBER RECORDS IN LAST DECADE
  • Cincinnati 9-27 (57-103 overall) Arizona 11-25 (55-105) New Orleans 13-23 (67-93) Jets 13-23 (77-83) Atlanta 14-22 (74-85-1)BEST RECORDS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER IN LAST DECADE
  • Denver 51-27 Minnesota 48-27 Kansas City 48-28 Green Bay 47-26 Pittsburgh 47-26 (98-61-1)WORST RECORDS IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER IN LAST DECADE
  • Cincinnati 20-55 Arizona 24-29 Washington 25-41 (73-86-1) Chicago 28-47 (64-96) Carolina 28-47 (71-89)
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