Bengals will generate plenty of pressure all afternoon
As if New York is not stumbling enough right now, they are also going to have a tough time blocking the Cincy defensive front. The Bengals d-line led by Trey Hendrickson have put together a nasty pass rush this season, coming off their five-sack performance against the Ravens (the most allowed in the Lamar Jackson era).
The Jets are 30th in the NFL allowing over three sacks per game this season. The Bengals’ defense, on the other hand, is tied for fifth in the league in sacks per game. Yet another extremely difficult matchup for the Jets to overcome.
Number one — How in the world is New York going to block Hendrickson? No one has figured that out yet and I highly doubt the Jets are the first to crack the code.
The offensive line in New York has improved some as their rookie out of USC Alijah Vera-Tucker has filled in nicely at left guard, even though he should be playing tackle. In addition, their tackle Mekhi Becton has played really well at times, but he will be out versus Cincy with an injury. The Jets’ o-line is not horrible, even though the sacks given up suggest that.
But once again, the Bengals pass rush, and the d-line as a whole still has an advantage here. They are coming off their best performance of the year in Baltimore. In addition, one of the concerns was getting a better pass rush from Sam Hubbard, and well, he just had one of the best games of his career.
Throughout this game, the plug-in QB White will likely struggle since the Bengals should be able to stuff the run and generate pressure. While the Cincinnati offense has their advantages as well, the stripes’ defense has even more good matchups, they should be licking their chops going into this one.
So on both sides of the ball, the Jets have been struggling while Cincinnati is playing lights out. We know New York simply is not a good team and is one of the three worst teams in the league hands down. Maybe if this game took place last season the Jets and Bengals game would have been close, but this year’s a different story in Cincy.
The Bengals demolishing the Jets is more likely than not on the afternoon of Halloween this Sunday at 1 PM EST.