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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1.) In Paul Guenther we trust

Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker combined for 26 touchdowns and 2,529 receiving yards last season. On Sunday, the Bengals held the explosive tandem to a combined five receptions for just 69 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick was held under 200 yards passing for just the second time in his last eight games.

Even though the Bengals’ defense looked extremely vulnerable, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther implemented the same bend-but-don’t-break formula that had his unit as the No.1 scoring defense in the AFC at season’s end in 2015.

The Bengals held the Jets to 22 points on Sunday. In the last three seasons with Guenther at the helm of the defense, Cincinnati is 18-2 when holding opponents to 22 points or less.

After a third straight 1-0 start, the Bengals head to Heinz Field to take on the Steelers in week two. It’s the first rematch since the controversial playoff game in Cincinnati on January 9th.

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