Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Observations From Win Over Jets

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Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes a catch over New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes a catch over New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Observations From Win Over Jets
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2.) The offense has weapons

If you sat down before the game and someone told you that the duo of Hill and Giovani Bernard would combine for just 56 rushing yards, you would not believe Cincinnati would put up nearly 400 yards of offense on the road against the number four overall defense from a year ago.

Add in the fact that Sunday was the first game for receivers Brandon LaFell and Tyler Boyd, the offensive would allow seven sacks, and Tyler Eifert was inactive, there’s no reason to believe Cincinnati would tally a high offensive output.

Despite all of those overwhelming odds, the Bengals did just that.

AJ Green lit up seven-time Pro Bowl corner Darrelle Revis for 12 receptions, 180 yards, and a touchdown. LaFell caught four passes for 91 yards and third-string tight end CJ Uzomah snagged a 54-yarder. Yeah, the Bengals’ offense is going to be just fine.

Any doubts that the offense would regress significantly with the offseason losses of Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones should be put to bed for the time being.

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