5 Ways The Bengals Can Make It To Super Bowl LII

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Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the huddle during a time out against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the huddle during a time out against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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2.  Fix Redzone Woes

The Bengals didn’t have a lot of trouble getting to the red zone. But, once there, they struggled due to Tyler Eifert being injured for most of the year.  No one else was able to step up and make the big plays once there. When Eifert and Green were down, the Bengals had no one to target in the red zone. The offense ended up having to force the run with Jeremy Hill and end up getting nothing but a field goal.

If the Bengals want to contend next year, they will need more weapons and more options other than Eifert and Green in the red zone. Eifert is one of if not the best red zone target in the game. But, his inability to stay healthy has caused Cincinnati to be unable to rely on him. The NFL Draft is one way the Bengals could possibly upgrade the red zone weapons. There are a lot of good tight ends that could be found in the later rounds, such as Bucky Hodges or Evan Engram.

The Bengals front office could also look at wide receivers in the first round to put opposite of A.J. Green to create the ultimate deep threat duo with Mike Williams.  Williams would come in and immediately be the #2 and be the future of the receiving corp. Green at #1, Williams as the #2 and Tyler Boyd in the slot would scare opponents.

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