Cincinnati Bengals: What we learned in Week 2 loss to Bears

Leigh Oleszczak
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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The offense isn’t being aggressive enough

Perhaps this goes hand-in-hand with the abysmal play by the o-line, but this Bengals offense is too good to only be scoring 17 points. The past two weeks there have been times where Taylor is going way too conservative when the team has the ball and it’s frustrating, to say the least.

Taylor might be concerned with Burrow getting hurt again and that could be why he’s been dialing up such laid-back play calling. Whatever the reason is, this offense has to be aggressive if they want to be competitive. That’s why they drafted Ja’Marr Chase in the first round despite already having Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins on the roster.

We’re only 2 games into the season so there’s still a lot to learn

This is something that needs to be repeated this week. This game wasn’t a great one for the Bengals but we’re only two games into the 2021 season.

Some people said it seemed like Zac Taylor was in over his head and well — Seven wins through less than three seasons proves just that. This loss could definitely be one we look back on later in the year and wonder what could have been for this team had they been able to pull this one out.

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For now, however, all we have to go off of is what we’ve seen in the two games so far. Is there anything you learned from the game that I should have mentioned?