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.