Analyzing the Bengals Improved Offense

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Sep 16, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Andrew Hawkins (16) in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire


The WRs is one of the most intriguing parts of this offense. AJ Green is obviously a great WR and has done well this season, but the other receivers have also shown up. Armon Binns has used his measurements to do well and almost has100 yards so far this season. Brandon Tate was usually only viewed as a ST player, but he has shown speed and may also help the Bengals with the deep passing game. Probably the biggest surprise player not only for the Bengals team, but the whole NFL, has been Andrew Hawkins. Hawkins showed the last two games that he could turn into the game breaker the Bengals have been searching for. Who would have believed you if you would have told them that Hawkins has more yards than Green?

They would have called you crazy, but he has been a pleasant surprise. This WR group seems to be growing and getting better with time. Jermaine Gresham has been slightly quiet to many fans, mainly because he has no TDs. But if you look at him statistically, he is on pace to have more receiving yards this year than last. Not only that, but he is on pace to have the same amount of receptions as last season.Gresham will hopefully be used in the passing game more going down the seam.

The one thing that worries people about this offense, however, is the offensive line. The Bengals have allowed 10 sacks these past two games, which is an alarming stat. That’s the most in the NFL. The offensive line will hopefully get better throughout time, but right now it is a concern. However, it is a good thing that the Bengals get a somewhat break with the Redskins depleted pass rush. Although, Kevin Zeitler has shown that he was a wise draft choice, and will only get better with time.


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