Way too early predictions for Cincinnati Bengals’ offense

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CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 07: Quarterback Andy Dalton
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Way too early predictions for Cincinnati Bengals' offense
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Running Backs

The Bengals have a talented group of running backs, after the addition of Joe Mixon in the draft. The power running ability and knack for the endzone by Jeremy Hill and the elusiveness and receiving ability of Giovani Bernard has made a great duo in the past. What if I told you that the Bengals have both abilities in one running back? Welcome, Mixon. His ability to catch the ball at an elite level while being able to make people miss and run them over is what makes him special.  If Mixon can portray what he did in college in the preseason, I fully expect him to take the starting job from Hill and be the future at running back for the Bengals.

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This doesn’t mean the end for Hill and Gio Bernard. They will just have a more limited role in the offense. You can expect Hill to red zone carries, due to his power-running ability. Bernard can be expected in passing situations and specific situations. He is still one of the best receiving backs in the NFL.

In the end, the Bengals drafted Mixon in the 2nd round for a reason. He is expected to be the starting running back. Whether it’s now or at midseason, Mixon will be the star of the show for the Bengals.

Predictions:

Joe Mixon: 230 Carries, 1127 Rushing Yards, 8 TDs & 250+ Receiving Yards

Jeremy Hill: 72 Carries, 274 Yards, 6 TDs

Gio Bernard: 44 Carries: 163 Yards, 1 TD & 200+ Receiving Yards

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