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as the Bills ended Cincy’s three-game winning streak in the series with a 16-12 victory in Week 11 last season.,Authentic Tyvon Branch Jersey,The Buffalo Bills will be in southern Ohio on Sunday to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of the 2017 NFL season. It’s the third straight season (and the sixth time since 2010) that the Bills and Bengals are playing

our Bengals site on SB Nation. He touched on big changes on both sides of the ball before offering a final score prediction that I’d be fine with.,Authentic Jared Veldheer Jersey,We had the opportunity to glen some insight from Scott Schulze of Cincy Jungle

The Bengals' offense was a train wreck for the first two games before Marvin Lewis swapped out offensive coordinators. What has been different over the last two games that's actually allowed the Bengals to start scoring a bit?

Well,Authentic Josh Mauro Jersey, getting to play the Browns helped a lot last week. Dalton probably left one or two touchdowns on the field last week with errant passes. The Biggest difference is that the latest offensive coordinator seems intent on playing the best players. A.J. Green is getting targeted more in the passing game,Authentic Jermaine Gresham Jersey, the struggling offensive tackles are seeing less playing time.,Authentic Corey Peters Jersey, and Joe Mixon has seemingly secured the primary role as the team’s running back. Also

so I don’t want to draw any conclusions from that game. This week against the Bills defense will be a real test for if the Bengals offense.,I’m not ready to call the offensive coordinator swap as a total success just yet. After two weeks of no touchdowns,Authentic Frostee Rucker Jersey, the Bengals offense scored a pair of them In Week 3,Authentic Alex Mack Jersey, and they were shut down in the final 40+ minutes of that game after the Packers defense adjusted. In Week 4 we played the Browns, but both touchdowns came early

On the other hand,womens Dontari Poe Jersey, but unlike the Bills they haven't been generating a lot of turnovers (three through the first four games). What's the key to the defensive success?, the Bengals are currently third in the NFL in defense by both scoring and yardage

The Bengals defense is probably a bit underrated nationally. They have finished in the top 10 in scoring defense in 6 of the last 7 seasons, including finishes of 3rd, and 2nd over the past 3 seasons. This year the defense looks like it could be the best one they have had over that span., 8th

I wouldn’t attribute it to any specific alignment or scheming, underperforming starters with more productive players on the field., and will occasionally use the A-gap blitz with nominal success. But the biggest attribute is just a collection of very good players all playing together in a defense they know well and have played in for years. Guys like Geno Atkins, as they just run a 4-3 that they like to play nickel out of frequently, Carlos Dunlap,womens Tyvon Branch Jersey, replacing long-time,womens Jared Veldheer Jersey,If I had to pick a key to their success,womens Josh Mauro Jersey, and Vontaze Burfict are all great players,and the team upgraded their biggest issue last year which was getting a pass rush from the right side of the defense. They also upgraded the nose tackle and middle linebacker spots this year

but he's only averaging 2.6 yards a carry. Is there a reason that he's been more involved with the offense (at least from a volume standpoint) than Jeremy Hill or Giovani Bernard?,womens Corey Peters Jersey,Joe Mixon currently leads the Bengals with 136 yards rushing

Most close observers of the Bengals will acknowledge that of the three running backs on their roster,womens Alex Mack Jersey, Mixon is the most talented all-around running back. He’s a very natural runner with great vision and can easily make defenders miss. The new offensive coordinator has been giving Mixon the ball more, which is a good thing for the offense.

Unfortunately for Mixon,Authentic Dontari Poe Jersey, 24% of his rushing attempts have gone for negative yardage, he ended the game last week with three consecutive rushes of -4, mostly due to a lack of blocking by the offensive line. For example, -5, and -5 yards. That disproportionate number of negative rushes has really diminished his yards per carry average.

It's not often that the departure of an offensive lineman is noticeable as Andrew Whitworth's has been. Did he really mean that much to the offense, and why haven't the Bengals been able to replace him?womens Frostee Rucker Jersey,

Outside of Cincinnati folks probably don’t recognize how good Andrew Whitworth was as a left tackle. His lack of Pro Bowl recognition was truly appalling when you looked at how dominant he was as a pass protector. His numbers of sacks and pressures allowed over the last 5~10 years are among the NFL’s best over that span. In 2015 the Bengals used a first round pick to draft Whitworth’s future replacement in Cedric Ogbuehi, but gave up a lot of sacks in college because he lacked in some major areas like core strength, who was pretty top-notch as far as athleticism goes for an offensive lineman, technique, and any sense of a feel for the position.womens Jermaine Gresham Jersey