3 reasons the Bengals will be better than people think in 2021

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Bengals offense should be one of the best in the NFL

Last year, there were a lot of pieces in place that made the offense exciting, but everything revolved around Joe Burrow. Tee Higgins was a second-round rookie with limited expectations, the offensive line was a mess, and A.J. Green was an aging veteran.

While the offensive line is still a mess, this year there seem to be more positives throughout the team.

The wide receiver group looks to be solidified with Tyler Boyd in the slot, and Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase on the outsides. Chase enters this season as a highly regarded rookie who should be able to make a big impact from day one.

Joe Mixon is still one of the best running backs in the league, and Joe Burrow has now had a full year to continue learning and developing the mental part of his game.

The biggest question mark will be Burrow’s ability to recover physically and mentally, but once he turns that corner this offense will be clicking. The talent on this side of the ball should help the Bengals turn the tide in a few of those close games this year.