5 Reasons Why Bengals Will Win Super Bowl 50

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Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis reacts during the game against the Seattle Seahawks in overtime at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Seattle 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

4. The Bengals coaching staff is performing like one of the NFL’s best.

Marvin Lewis has won “Coach of the Week” in our Power Rankings and Awards series for the past two weeks. His team has showed determination and resilience on a weekly basis, and the team has shown glimpses of dominance in every game.

Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals coach Hue Jackson before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

But Marvin Lewis isn’t the only good coach in Cincinnati. Hue Jackson has been great for this offense, formulating a West Coast scheme tailored to Andy Dalton’s strengths and throwing tricky plays at opponents on seemingly every drive. Paul Guenther’s defense has a swagger that just can’t be seen in the box score; his players make huge hits and play hard until the whistle blows. Darrin Simmons’ special teams unit has been fantastic; Kevin Huber has punted the ball inside the 20-yard line on nine of his 20 punts, and Simmons’ gunners always seem to be right on top of opposing returners as soon as Huber’s punts start to fall.

But Lewis’ aggressiveness, along with the aggressiveness of his coordinators, is truly what makes this coaching staff so much better than it was in 2014. Paul Guenther was extremely hesitant to blitz, but he sends pressure on seemingly every play in 2015. Hue Jackson’s offense is the top-ranked offense in the NFL, and Darin Simmons’ special teams unit is much more disciplined than it was last season.

The fact that Cincinnati made the playoffs with such inferior coaching and personnel in 2014 is incredible; this team is way too talented and well-coached to go one-and-done in 2015.

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