Cincinnati Bengals: Second Half Preview Part Two

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Nov 5, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; The Cincinnati Bengals mascot Who Dey performs in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 31-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals at San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers have struggled against good teams in the first half of their season. However, their week nine win against the Atlanta Falcons could mean one of two things, they finally figured it out or the Falcons are in the process of falling apart. My guess is the later, since they have lost three of their last four. That doesn’t mean that the 49ers could be a trap game or dangerous, since it is on the road. We will see the 49ers true colors though in week ten as they face the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, and then Arizona on the road in their next two games.

The 49ers had benched Colin Kaepernick before their match up against Atlanta and played only after Blaine Gabbert left with a concussion. If Gabbert continues to find success in this offense, I would not be surprised to see him in week fifteen. He has weapons like Carlos Hyde, Anquan Boldin, and Torrey Smith to help him provide a spark and win.

The defense has Ahmad Brooks and Tramaine Brock to disrupt the secondary and quarterbacks. It is something the Bengals will need to be wary of where both are at all times. Andy Dalton will need to be aware of where these corners are at all times, between the two of them, Brock and Kenneth Acker, they combine for six interceptions. They have the potential to be very dangerous defensively, which could lead to offensive opportunities.

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