Cincinnati Bengals host New York Jets in Preseason Week 2
Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jason Campbell (17) watches play on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 – 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
This game is much more than a chance of revenge for the New York Jets. It is a chance for a few Cincinnati Bengals playes to prove themselve on the field with some key injuries still lingering on this offense.
The Cincinnati Bengals will face off on Saturday against the Jets and for players like Dane Sanzenbacher, it is a chance for him to prove he can be the go to wide receiver outside of AJ Green. Last year, Marvin Jones proved himself worthy in the Jets game, catching 4 touchdowns and the offense tearing apart an injured Jets secondary.
Marvin Jones went down last week with a fractured foot and is out until week 5 at the earliest. It is time for Mohammed Sanu and Dane Sanzenbacher to take their place on this Cincinnati Bengals offense and earn their stripes.
Russell Bodine will also be working again to prove that he should stay ahead of Mike Pollack on the Bengals depth chart. He has a familiar guy running behind him, Giovani Bernard, which should help his confidence and push him to continue to start, unless Pollack shows he is lights out in both pass and rush offenses.
Finally, the number 2 QB spot is looking like it is back up for grabs. Jason Campbell is still out, Tyler Wilson is learning, and Matt Scott is figuring out what not to eat before a game, but looked solid in the first game. AJ McCarron remains out while resting his shoulder, whatever he did to it.
The Bengals will look to gain some preseason confidence and show depth in game 2 of this preseason. The Jets happen to be looking for a little revenge, even in a game that means nothing, so the Bengals will have to mind their P’s and Q’s. Keep an eye out on Saturday night and Sunday for postgame thoughts.