Cincinnati Bengals: Three Takeaways From Week One

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September 13, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) runs with the football against Oakland Raiders linebacker Curtis Lofton (50) during the first quarter at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

We could list off things all day long that would make A.J. Green the top dog in Cincinnati’s passing attack, but Tyler Eifert is definitely the favorite target for Andy Dalton out of the gate. Eifert caught nine passes for 104  yards and two touchdowns. Did I mention no fumbles? A breath of fresh air from every fans biggest complaint about Jermaine Gresham. The plus side didn’t stop there, he made both his touchdown passes heavily contested and was able to over the defenders and hold onto the ball.

He played the check down option on many occasions for Andy Dalton. He excelled at coming off his blocks clean and getting down the field, which is something the Bengals have been missing, which was evident just one season ago. Eifert is something special and if he continues to have solid hands, good rush blocking skills, and provides the underneath option for the Bengals, he could be the most dangerous tight end in the NFL.

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