Buffalo Bills – Cincinnati Bengals Advance Scouting Report

The 3-1 Buffalo Bills are making a trip to Cincinnati this weekend to face off against the 1-3 Bengals. The Bills are three point underdogs in this one, suggesting that Vegas thinks the game would be even if they played at a neutral field. Are the Bengals better than their record, and how do they match up against Buffalo’s roster? Using the All-22 tape, I’ve scouted the key attributes of Cincinnati’s team. Bengals offense The Bengals’ offense had an abysmal start to the season. Andy Dalton finished the first two games with no passing touchdowns, four interceptions, eight sacks, and 5.97 yards per attempt. The running game only managed 156 yards on 46 attempts, good for 3.46 yards per carry. They only scored nine points combined against the Ravens and the Texans. Then Cincinnati took a page from Rex Ryan’s book, firing offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after two games and promoting Bill Lazor into the position. Now, the offense has new life: 55 points in the past two weeks, and six touchdowns against two turnovers. Scheming around weaknesses How are they making things work? They’ve identified their weak points, and they’re calling plays to avoid them. The Cincinnati offensive line had long been … Continue reading Buffalo Bills – Cincinnati Bengals Advance Scouting Report