Bengals should beware these 3 potential trap games in 2022

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Bengals Trap Game No. 3 – Week 7 vs. Falcons

Future Hall of Fame quarterback Matt Ryan is no longer a Falcon, moving on to Indianapolis. It was expected for Atlanta to draft a quarterback (Desmond Ridder out of Cincinnati), but they also gave themselves some insurance by signing veteran QB Marcus Mariota.

Atlanta also has Felipe Franks who they signed last year after he went undrafted in 2021. According to Sports Illustrated Arthur Smith has tapped Mariota to be the starter. Not surprising as he has the most starting experience of the three.

Though the Falcons are without Calvin Ridley because of a gambling scandal.  The combo of Cordarelle Patterson and Mariota could make for a surprising offense that might prove difficult to contain.

All in all, the Falcons are in rebuild mode for the 2022 season. Looking at the Bengals schedule this should be one of, possibly the easiest win of the season. The game is at home against a team rebuilding. Cincy should not lose this game.

Which is the exact situation which makes this a trap game. Joe Burrow is the type of leader who will have his team prepared, but if they’re lacking for a single second they could find themselves losing to Atlanta in week seven.

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