Bengals: 3 Reasons Why They Will Finish 13-3 or Better

matthewwillson
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
2 of 3
Next

A Balanced Offense is a Happy Offense

The Bengals have been successful so far this season when the run game has been working to compliment the passing game. The Bengals wins have been by more than a touchdown on average when the duo of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard rush for over 100 yards combined. They are around a plus three when they don’t reach 100 yards.

The best part of the last two weeks has been Jeremy Hill gaining some ground and rushing for his 180 yards in those games, and it doesn’t look like he is ready to slow down any time soon. Giovani Bernard hasn’t been his sharpest in the Bengals previous two games, but has played a big role as a check down for Andy Dalton, on top of his early rushing success in the season.

The passing attack has been more than adequate for the Bengals, which is led by tight end Tyler Eifert and wide receiver A.J. Green. A.J. Green is coming off of his second best performance of the season in Cleveland and kept the Bengals from slipping, as Eifert was out with a pinched nerve. Eifert currently leads the NFL in touchdowns and touchdown receptions and when healthy and plays a huge roll in keeping defenses honest in the pass rush.

Andy Dalton has controlled it all at the line this season, with great passing and even better decision making. He has the weapons to get it done, and has read defenses well in order to keep himself clean and the ball moving. We saw the best example last week, when he rushed for his three yard touchdown. The Bengals offense is truly the best we’ve seen in years.

Next: Winnable Games

facebooktwitterreddit