Cincinnati Bengals: 3 bold predictions for Week 4 vs. Jaguars
3. Logan Wilson continues his ascension as an elite defender
How about a little love for the defense?
A strange, almost unprecedented thing happened on the way to Thursday Night Football. A Bengal leads the NFL in interceptions! No need to reboot your computer or mobile device, you read that right.
Logan Wilson, the 25-year-old former Wyoming Cowboy currently is tied for the league lead In picks with three. Now three doesn’t sound like a lot, but we are only three games in, and Wilson is a linebacker. Considering the dearth of competent coverage linebackers the Bengals have employed in recent years, this is a stat to get pretty pumped about.
Thursday night, the Bengals square off with a rookie quarterback. Yes I know Trevor Lawrence was the number one overall pick, but he has struggled, to say the least.
Lou Anarumo will bring the heat, and disguise his fronts. Lawrence will struggle to know what the defense is up to, and as a result of the aforementioned heat, the interior of the line force T-Law to unload the ball short and quick. That falls squarely into Wilson’s area.
Don’t be shocked if Lawrence simply doesn’t see Wilson lurking in coverage and dumps a ball right into his hands. I won’t be shocked, because I’m calling it. Logan Wilson gets yet another pick and maintains the NFL lead en route to a Bengal victory.
There you go! Another bevy of saucy takes leading up to maybe the biggest game of the Zac Taylor era. If I am right, and I hope for Taylor’s sake I am, then we can all take a nice weekend off and just enjoy the rest of the games for a change, as the Bengals maintain their share of first place in the AFC North.