Bengals Offense Film Study: Flashes of Firepower

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Making Adjustments

The Bengals quickly adjusted to the aggressive Bears cornerbacks.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green streaks past Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to snag a 42-yard reception at Soldier Field

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green streaks past Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to snag a 42-yard reception at Soldier Field

Against the Bears’ Cover 3, the Bengals had a Cover 2-beating high-low combination to their left, and, to the right, Green was running a go route perfect to beat an overly aggressive cornerback. The safety never had a chance, and Green torched Tillman for a 42-yard gain.

Now in the red zone, the Bengals, Dalton and Green doled out a little more punishment as a result of Tillman’s gambling play.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green pulls a double move against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to score a touchdown at Soldier Field

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green pulls a double move against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to score a touchdown at Soldier Field

Dalton sent Green in motion, and saw Tillman in man coverage against Green, isolated on the outside. So Green began to run a slant route, and, unsurprisingly, Tillman bit hard. Very, very hard.

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green pulls a double move against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to score a touchdown at Soldier Field

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green pulls a double move against Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman to score a touchdown at Soldier Field

As soon as Tillman tried to jump the route, Green broke outside and Dalton fired. Trying to recover, Tillman turned his back to both the quarterback and wide receiver, and, at that point, never had a chance.

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