Are the Bengals a Super Bowl Contender?

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Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) congratulates tight end Tyler Eifert (85) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

 

The Bengals have six players on pace to have 500+ receiving yards. The tight ends are starting to come into play. Both Gresham and Eifert have made big plays. Eifert scored is first career NFL touchdown in Detroit this past Sunday. Then you have Bernard. He alone has made this offense so much better. It has given Andy a short yardage target, and he’s been very good so far this year.

He will go over the 4,000 passing yard mark and throw over 30 touchdown passes. BenJarvus Green-Ellis has seems to be stepping up his game with Gio around. The receivers can get open now, with defenses focusing more and more on Gio.

Besides Jermaine Gresham, who seems to be doing more harm than good, this offense is good. They do face a test this Sunday against the surprising New York Jets squad. If the offense does well against a typical elite Rex-coached defense, then they can do it against every other defense they have yet to play.

Combine that with the defense (that decided not to show up against Detroit) that we have, and this team will make a deep playoff run, and this team is without a doubt a very legitimate playoff contender.

 

 

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  • Brandon Hodges

    I think they can easily be considered as deep playoff threats. I would be tough to have to go to either Denver or Kansas City to make it to the Super Bowl though. Also, I wouldn’t say the defense didn’t show up against Detroit, I think they used a very good gameplan against us, short dropbacks and quick throws. Same thing Chicago did to us, when we don’t get pressure, we struggle.