The Bengals travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. Week 3 is a must-win scenario for Cincinnati. Going 0-3 is not an option.
Though most won’t admit to the harsh reality of Sunday’s game, the Bengals are at an early crossroads. Having lost the first two games of the season, they now look at a must-win scenario with the Green Bay Packers. Not only is this battle a telltale sign of how Cincinnati adjusts to adversity, it will showcase the adaptability of new OC Bill Lazor.
Nothing screams a need for change and help like firing the offensive coordinator after just two weeks. But, the Bengals had no choice. The play calling had become bland and predictable. With a tough road game at Lambeau Field, this is a chance for Marvin Lewis & Co. to prove they have what it takes to turn things around.
The Packers are coming into the matchup with a slew of injuries. But, the Bengals are also hurting. Once again, Tyler Eifert will be missing from the lineup. Additionally, speedster John Ross will miss a chance to go against the Pack.
With all the turmoil afloat, a game still has to be played. Three keys to a Bengals win are simple, but not ones that everyone will agree with. Yet, they could make the game manageable for Cincy. Here’s what they need to establish.