The Bengals walked into EverBank Field in Jacksonville worked Jacksonville over with relative ease. The Bengals are starting to hit their stride offensively and defensively making them a tough team to deal with.
Andy Dalton and AJ Green are heading into the conversation as the best quarterback and wide receiver connection in the NFL. I am not saying that Dalton is the best QB in the league but, there chemistry might be better then anyone’s. Green is second in the league in receiving yards, second in yards per game and 5th in receptions. The Bengals have gotten all they could ask for to this point out of the player that they drafted with the fourth pick in 2011.
Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis once again showed that the Bengals are capable of having an effective run to compliment their explosive passing game. The questions that surrounded the Bengals offensive line after preseason because of injuries have been forgotten. This offense is clicking on all cylinders and is proving that the Bengals are prepared to be an elite team in this league.
The worry for the defense entering this game was Jags star running back Maurice Jones-Drew. He was never able to get anything going against this Cincinnati defense. It was an impressive job shutting down one of the league’s top running backs. The pass rush was also on top of their game sacking Blaine Gabbert 6 times.
With the offense and defense both playing the way they are, the Bengals look like a force going forward. The way the Browns are playing and with the Steelers struggling a bit it could be a two team race in the AFC North between the Bengals and Baltimore.