Heading into Week 8, the Cincinnati Bengals are rolling at 5-2 sitting atop the AFC North. The Bengals are coming off back-to-back dominant performances in their 34-11 thrashing of the Lions, and even more impressive, their 41-17 bludgeoning of the divisional foe Ravens.
The stripes will look to rip off another imposing win this Sunday against the New York Jets.
The Jets have struggled this season at 1-5, with their sole win coming against the Titans (still not sure how that happened). With Cincy on fire and the NY Jets playing poorly, the good guys come into this game as a heavy favorite. According to WynnBET, Cincinnati is a 10.5-point favorite on the road, which is a large spread for any NFL game.
The Bengals have advantages all over the field against the undermanned Jets meaning Cincy should be able to win big. What a three-game road trip it would be for Cincinnati if they win in a dominant fashion yet again.
Here are three reasons why the Bengals can and should win by a wide margin versus the Jets.
Offense is on a tear, matching up favorably with Jets’ struggling defense
Zac Taylor and Offensive Coordinator Brian Callahan have the Bengals offense humming. Cincy is coming off its two best offensive games with 34 points and 398 yards against the Lions, and 41 points with a whopping 520 yards versus the Ravens.
It certainly appears Cincinnati has found their recipe for success after putting together two extremely productive games in a row. Meanwhile, the Jets are coming off two rough defensive games with 450 yards surrendered to the Falcons, and an embarrassing 54 points and 551 yards given up in New England.
If recent trends suggest anything, the stripes should have little trouble putting up points this weekend. While New York has not played well, it is highly unlikely that Taylor and his coaching staff take the Jets lightly, especially their defense.
New York actually has some talented pieces on defense in Quinnen Williams, C.J. Mosley, Quincy Williams, Bryce Hall, and Marcus Maye. Plus, New York’s Head Coach Robert Saleh has defensive chops after he coordinated great defenses in San Francisco. At times, the Jets’ defense has played well, but recently that has not been the case.
With that said, Taylor and Callahan could come into this game with an aggressive approach again, looking to rain points down on the opposing defense. There is no reason for the Bengals to let up at this point, their offense is going to get better and better with more experience with many young pieces making up its core.