Bengals Can’t Run From Denver Broncos Defense

esnyder
Dec 28, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) recovers a fumble away from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron (5) and tackle Andre Smith (71) during a overtime quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) recovers a fumble away from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron (5) and tackle Andre Smith (71) during a overtime quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 4
Next
The Bengals Can't Run from the Broncos Defense
Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Trevor Siemian Will Lead the Bengals to Victory

In his first year as the Broncos starter, Siemian has a total of one TD and three Interceptions.  His passer rating in these  games hasn’t gotten above 78.6 and is an average of 74.4.  In other words, he’s doing just enough to keep the Broncos in their games.

More from Stripe Hype

Dalton, on the hand, is averaging a 94.9 Passer rating in the same time-frame with two TD’s and one Interception. The Bengals will be able to count on both players to help them win this game this Sunday. Siemian will be forced to make plays against the Bengals defense in what looks to be a low-scoring affair.  Yet, there is no evidence that Siemian can be the difference in a Broncos victory.

When then the Bengals pressure gets to Siemian, his lack of experience will present opportunities for the Bengals secondary.  He must be forced to be the reason the Broncos win or lose.  If the Bengals offense can absorb some clock, avoid turnovers and convert drives into at least Field Goals they will win.  Even better, if they can put the Broncos offense in 3rd-and-long consistently there’s no way Siemian leads them to victory.

Controlling the ball and keeping the pressure on Siemian to push the ball downfield will cause Denver to put him in situations he cannot excel in.  The statistics don’t lie and they tell a story of an inexperienced QB who will lose his first game of the year versus the Bengals.

facebooktwitterreddit