Ochocinco: Bengals better than Broncos

Posted by ESPN.com’s James Walker

Chad Ochocinco is making the ESPN rounds Thursday in Bristol, Conn.


This morning the Cincinnati Bengals star receiver had some interesting comments on ESPN's "First Take" during his entertaining debate with Skip Bayless.

Among the comments was that the 5-2 Bengals are better than the undefeated Denver Broncos. Denver, at 6-0, is regarded as one of the NFL’s elite teams. But the Broncos needed a fluke tip in Week 1 to edge Cincinnati, 12-7.

"We’re the better team," Ochocinco said. "They’re playing very well, by far. But us offensively, I believe we have the better quarterback, a better running back ...The receiving corps, it speaks for itself because the numbers don’t lie."

Bayless vehemently disagreed and sided with Denver, citing a better defense.

Ochocinco also picked the 3-3 Baltimore Ravens to beat the Broncos on Sunday.

"Defense is going to win the game for the Ravens," Ochocinco said. "As far as the Broncos, in order to beat the Ravens you have to establish the run, and that’s the hard part."