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Has the Bengals offense found it’s Identity?

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Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) runs during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Coming into this season, seemingly everyone under the sun has said the Bengals will only go as far as Andy Dalton’s arm will take them. The third-year lead quarterback has come up just short which is why he is always the hot topic during the games. I’ve defended Dalton to many at times and done my share of head shaking, but I’ve always thought the offense just wasn’t getting the ball into the hands of its play makers enough.

Sunday against the Bills, that changed, as Dalton picked-apart the Bills to the tune of 337 passing yards and three touchdowns with a 105.9 QB rating. So has the offense finally found how it wants to play?

Jay Gruden drew up a plan that would get the ball out of Dalton’s hands quicker and into the hands of the guys who make the plays. With the offense struggling, to put it lightly, many were starting to question if the staff trusted Dalton to lead the team. I don’t know if that’s been answered completely or not, but they did help him out by using the game plan they had Sunday.