Cincinnati Bengals Keys to Victory
1. Limit targets to Darren Waller
Darren Waller has proven to be one of the best tight ends in the league alongside Travis Kelce and George Kittle, and he is by far Carr’s favorite target, especially after the departure of Henry Ruggs lll. Waller sees the most targets on the team by a large margin, and he often turns those targets into essential production. He is the heart of the Raiders offense.
If Waller has his way with the Bengals secondary, it could be a long day for the defense trying to stop a guy who is in a rhythm. They need to try as hard as possible to eliminate him play-by-play and force the Raiders to beat them elsewhere.
Hunter Renfrow is a weapon, and newly acquired DeSean Jackson is a threat if he gets behind the defense, but Waller can do it all. He’s a tight end who moves like a receiver, and his catching ability is incredible.
He is going to make some plays because that is the type of player he is but the Bengals defense need to make those plays are limited and not result in points. If Waller starts finding the end zone, the Bengals better hope Burrow and the offense are rolling as well because it has the capability to be very high-scoring.
The Bengals secondary will more than likely give Waller a bunch of different looks but I wouldn’t be shocked if Chidobe Awuzie gets the assignment or Jessie Bates out of the safety spot.
These are the keys to victory for the Cincinnati Bengals.