Bengals Head to Indianapolis to Face 4-2 Colts
Aug 28, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2) against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals won 35-7. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
The Bengals could regain control and quiet critics if they can find a way to get past the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The Colts are winners of four straight and have shown consistency early on this season. The Bengals are 0-1-1 after the week four bye and looking to turn their luck around. They have one quality win under their belt and need to find their defensive groove to get back to the win column.
Bengals Keys to the Game
Bengals are 1-1 on the road and will need to show they can stop a quality offense. Last week’s tie came by a botched kick. Mike Nugent will have to right ship and make every kick if the Bengals want to come away with a win. The offense will need to continue to score points and get to the end zone instead of settling for three to four field goals. Dalton has seemed to improve, but took a step back last week. The defense needs to stop somebody, plain and simple.
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Colts Keys to the Game
Andrew Luck is the heart and soul to this offense. Keep him clean and up right and this team should cruise. The defense will need to stop the running game and get the Bengals away from the balanced offense that Hue Jackson has established in every game except one. Indianapolis could prove to be the Bengals toughest team they face this year, and they still have Denver to look ahead to.
The Colts are a playoff caliber team and even more to their credit, they have the potential to go deep this year. The Bengals have shown why they are still the same old Bengals and until they figure out a way to win big games, they will be a one and done team. Colts win close 24-20.