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5 biggest questions Bengals hopefully answered during BYE week

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Trey Hendrickson,  Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Trey Hendrickson,  Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Bengals BYE week questions

4. What has happened to the defense? 

The Cincinnati Bengals defense started the season rated as one of the best in the league. Although over the past two weeks, the Bengals defense have allowed 34 and 41 points and have had excessive trouble tackling and being on the same page.

The Bengals are simply not applying pressure, and the run defense is getting pushed back from opposing offensive lines. Nick Chubb ran for over 120 yards and averaged over 11 yards per carry, which can’t happen if the Bengals want to win football games.

Cincinnati needs to get back to doing the little things like filling holes, wrapping up, firing off the snap, and gang tackling. They also cannot be blowing coverages and leaving receivers will plenty of space to run. If Cincinnati is applying pressure, it will completely change the complexion of the defense and the way they all play.

When opposing quarterbacks have 3-5 seconds to throw every time in the pocket, it will allow the secondary to break down. This will be one of the most prominent question marks next week in a road matchup against an excellent Raiders team.

Which Bengals defense will show up?

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