The Truth About The Cincinnati Bengals

The Truth About The Cincinnati Bengals

The Truth About The Cincinnati Bengals 


Let’s take a look at the Cincinnati Bengals’ amazing start to the 2021 season. They’re one of the hotter and younger teams in football right now and look to keep it going and put the past in the rear view mirror. 


Cincinnati has had quite an impressive start to this season. Being 3-2 right now, with the exception of the week two game where they just played like absolute garbage, even in the week five game against Green Bay they still almost won. They hung right with a team that should have won the NFC championship game and almost beat them. They played a great game with some minor flaws, including some misfortunes in the field goal and kicking department. McPherson is still a great kicker, even Justin Tucker misses field goals here and there, no one can deny that McPherson is still better than Bullock. 


Now let’s talk about Burrow to Chase and that LSU reunion for a minute. I think it is safe to say that we can most certainly forget about the drop incidents in the preseason with Chase because three or four 70 plus receptions and four touchdowns later seem to make everyone forget about all the negative. Yeah, sure, he’s had a few drops here and there in the regular season, but it’s safe to say Chase is going places and is only looking up from here. Even Burrow says he has confidence in his abilities, if his quarterback hasn’t given up on him, why should we? 


Uzomah is doing well this season too. After a summer of training, running drills, and hanging out with Travis Kelce, Uzomah is doing very well this season and will hopefully keep putting some big numbers up. Seems like him and Burrow are on the same page and are showing solid chemistry.  Mixon has had a couple of good games, granted yes there have been a few that he could not get anything done, but for the most part he’s been great since Frank Pollack has been back with the offensive line.


Okay so there have been some good things and some not so good things and yes, the defense is way ahead of the offense and the offense does need to get better at scoring points and being able to take advantage of what the defense is leaving them. They need to begin to be able to win shootouts; but in the same state of mind, if the defense is stopping the opposing offenses from scoring and is creating turnovers, then that opens up ways for our offense to score more points, if they would/could. I think the biggest thing with this offense is consistency. They have to be consistent in order to score points. They have proved they can move the ball and score, but they are not consistent about it so it’s like they get all flustered and come out after a great drive and lose it all. Look at how they dominated the Lions in that game against Detroit? Now, we know there were mistakes made, but for the most part, we feel like they did really well at dominating and blowing out a bad team; heck, the Bengals beat them by more points than any other team did. Isn’t that what great, playoff contending teams are supposed to do? I’m not saying that the Bengals are going to go to the playoffs this year, but can’t we hold out a little bit of hope for a wildcard spot?


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