Bengals vs. Broncos: What’s the Game Plan for Cincinnati?

December 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It might be a battle of backup quarterbacks, but Sunday's encounter between the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos offers an interesting chess match regardless. 
With thoughts of a first-round bye on the mind, the Bengals will need a pristine game plan to thwart one of the league's top defenses while trotting out backup AJ McCarron under center.
A game defense that helped carry McCarron to a win last week in San Francisco now has to deal with Denver backup Brock Osweiler and a pair of explosive receivers. 
Below, let's take a look at how Cincinnati figures to approach the game. 
Offensive Game Plan
Cincinnati doesn't have a choice but to open things up Monday night in Denver. 
The Bengals went conservative last week in San Francisco, throwing it 21 times with McCarron, who spun some pretty deep balls but otherwise played it safe, completing 15 passes for 192 yards and a score.
McCarron's going to need to take more ri...

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