Bengals Must Correct Conservative Offense to End Playoff Losing Streak

December 29, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Complacency kills teams like the Cincinnati Bengals.
Look at Marvin Lewis' team in the 20-17 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football.
Down a starting quarterback, tight end and safety, Lewis combined with offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to orchestrate one of, if not the best halves of Bengals football on the season. 
It wasn't Andy Dalton under center. He watched bundled up on the sideline with a cast still on his wrist as AJ McCarron went 12-of-17 for 119 yards and a score in the first half. The Alabama product was razor-sharp on the quick passes, helping A.J. Green and Marvin Jones put on a show on the outside and combining with the duo of Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard in the backfield to keep the chains moving.
In other words, the Bengals showed loud and clear it could move the ball against one of the league's best defenses, and that McCarron is more than capable of taking risks and making tight throws regardless of stage.
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