3 questions the Bengals must answer in Week 5 vs Packers

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Thursday Night Football was a rousing success for the Cincinnati Bengals. Despite basically not showing up for the first half of a nationally televised game, the Bengals rallied and rolled up scores on every possession of the second half, to pull out a last-second victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Joe Burrow seemed to find his rhythm as did the Bengals coaching staff. The (presumably) decision to put the game on Burrow’s shoulders paid off big time and the defense stiffened to allow perhaps a season-defining comeback that the team and weary fan base sorely needed.

The question now remains, can the momentum be maintained in what is suddenly looking like a winnable AFC North?

Pittsburgh is a dumpster fire, the Ravens struggled to beat the Lions and weren’t particularly impressive defeating the Broncos, and the Browns, despite sharing the division lead, have their warts as well.

A win against a beatable Green Bay team would go a long way toward keeping the good vibes and momentum going into October. Ten days rest, as well as a home game certainly should help, but there are still, as always, questions to be answered.

Let’s examine three big questions that must be answered against the Green Bay Packers in Week 5.