Cincinnati Bengals: What we learned in Week 4 win vs. Jaguars

Evan McPherson, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Zac Taylor, Cincinnati Bengals
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Offensive Line with 2 Consecutive Good Games

Some people got on the Bengals’ offensive line last week because they were playing an injury-plagued Steelers defensive front but hey — A game without allowing a sack is a hard feat to accomplish and Cincinnati did just that.

They followed that impressive performance up with yet another top-notch showing, only allowing one sack on Burrow and just three QB hits. Considering how bad this unit looked in Weeks 1 and 2 (surrendering nine total sacks), to allow just one sack in two games (and just four days apart) is a huge accomplishment.

Maybe Jackson Carman has made the difference along the line, as ever since he got the nod to start at right guard, this unit has played significantly better. Trey Hopkins has still had his ups and downs but the two bad penalties were on Carman and Quinton Spain and came at bad times but hey — Didn’t end up mattering!