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Cincinnati Bengals: Winners and losers from Week 2 blowout loss to 49ers

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Jeff Wilson Jr. #30 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a touchdown during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 15: Jeff Wilson Jr. #30 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a touchdown during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 15: John Ross III #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs for a touchdown during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 15: John Ross III #11 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs for a touchdown during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals receivers Tyler Boyd and John Ross had a big Week 2. Boyd caught 10 passes for 122 yards, while Ross had four receptions for 112 yards and a touchdown. Despite the 41-17 loss to San Francisco, their performance was huge on a down day.

As a whole, Bengals pass catchers have the potential for a monster kind of season. Against the 49ers, they accounted for 311 yards on 26 total receptions.

Clearly, head coach Zac Taylor has a pass friendly offensive scheme that will make players like Ross and Boyd absolutely giddy. Dalton, who looks to have been rejuvenated in this new game plan, is spreading the wealth. While Week 2 won’t be remembered for anything other than a big loss on Opening Day in Cincinnati, good things continue to be on tap for the Bengals receivers.

Whatever success Cincinnati eventually finds, the passing game looks to be something worth watching. Whenever A.J. Green returns, things could actually get better. Based on yesterday, Cincinnati receivers look to be one of the few bright spots on a team who looked dramatically different in the space of a week. With a creaky offensive line and porous defense, they may be the only thing that gives the Bengals a chance in 2019.

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