The passing game for the Cincinnati Bengals is dynamic, at least through Week 1. Led by the resurgent John Ross, Bengals pass catchers racked up 418 yards on 35 receptions. Most impressive was the 11.9 yards average.
Fans will hope this is a trend and not a blip. One similarity to LA was how well the Bengals distributed the football. Eight players caught passes on Sunday with Ross leading the way with seven receptions for 158 yards and two touchdowns.
Receivers and running backs will love what Taylor does on offense. It’s built to get the ball in the air. Dalton, who was absolutely masterful on Sunday, utilized his ”quick release” to keep the Seattle pass rush at bay. It’s a trend that fans and Dalton himself hope to maintain through the season.
Most promising is what this could look like when Green is back on the field. As good as Ross was against Seattle, the addition of Green changes the whole dynamic. It’s a genuine threat that will provide Dalton options. It should also help open what was an anemic run game.
Fans can be excited about that. While it’s only Week 1, the Bengals showed that Dalton will get the ball in the air. If they get anything, ANYTHING from the running game, things could be interesting in Cincinnati.