Four reasons the Cincinnati Bengals will start the 2019 season 2-2
It’s hard to know what to believe about the Buffalo Bills. Like any other team in the AFC East, all are looking up at the New England Patriots. In 2019, it’s hard to imagine a different scenario.
Week 3 at Buffalo is the second of three road games the Cincinnati Bengals have in September. It’s also one of those opportunities to steal a game against an opponent where the best quarterback on the field is Andy Dalton.
The Bills are still trying to figure out Josh Allen. While he showed some flashes in 2018, Buffalo as a whole is still a second division team in an AFC West loaded with second division teams. Allen is entering his second season where the hope is he will take that next step. His big arm aside, the accuracy is atrocious.
This is the game where Dalton will have an opportunity to break out. Being head and shoulders better than Allen will be a big part of what could be, should be, the Bengals second win of the season.
How much better Allen could be in 2019 is anyone’s guess. Odds are the young second-year quarterback is still figuring it out. The Bills are hoping it’s a big leap forward but in Week 3, the Bengals offense will have found some traction, and Dalton will be the difference in Cincinnati moving to 2-1 on the season.