Cincinnati Bengals: 3 storylines for preseason Week 1 at the Chiefs
By Steve Rivera
The Cincinnati Bengals get the 2019 preseason underway with a game on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
After a long cold winter, and spring rooted in optimism, the Cincinnati Bengals will make their 2019 exhibition season debut with a game on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s also the debut of rookie head coach Zac Taylor, fresh off a two-year stint with the Los Angeles Rams.
Finally, fans will begin to get a first look at what may be, and what many hope will be a fresh and dynamic offense directed by Taylor and operated on the field by veteran quarterback Andy Dalton. It’s also the first look at an offensive line under scrutiny and a defense that has a lot of questions.
Perhaps the biggest question is just how much, if any, Bengals fans will see of the first team on either side of the football. Will Dalton get on the field or will Taylor hold him back? What about Joe Mixon or receiver John Ross? And how much of Taylor’s offense will he reveal before the games get real in Week 1 at the Seattle Seahawks?
Perhaps most critical and worth keeping an eye on is where Taylor has this team just one month away from the beginning of the season. If first impressions truly mean something, Bengals fans will want to see some positive results, no matter how big or small.
All good questions and storylines worth watching this Saturday night in Kansas City.