One issue the Bengals have had over the past few years is their offensive line. Their first-round pick this season Jonah Williams is out for the season. Their first-round pick last season center Billy Price isn\u2019t even in the starting lineup. And their eight-year starter at guard Clint Boling retired back in July. Not the start any coach, let alone a new coach would want to go through in their first year.\r\n\r\nAndy Dalton dropped back to pass 51 times this past Sunday. The more drop backs a quarterback has, more opportunities the defense has to sack him. Dalton was sacked five times by the Seahawks. And now he will have to face a revamped 49ers defensive line that sacked Winston three times. Plus pressured him into the throwing the game-clinching pick-six by Ahkello Witherspoon.\r\n\r\nIt was encouraging to see the Bengals travel to Seattle and almost steal one from the Seahawks and now they are back home for their home opener. But can the offensive line create enough time for Dalton to find his target?\r\n\r\nOne thing a coach can do is scheme to get the ball out of the quarterbacks\u2019 hands faster. For example, Jimmy Garoppolo was the second-fastest in getting the ball out of his hands, he was only sacked once. Dalton was 12th on that list with the same average time as he had last season, according to Next Gen Stats. Head coach Zac Taylor may need to change his scheme to get the ball out of Dalton\u2019s hands faster if they are going to neutralize the 49ers front seven.\r\n\r\nAnother blow to the game plan could be the fact Joe Mixon was not at practice due to his ankle injury and is questionable to play this Sunday. The Buccaneers were able to get the running game going against the 49ers but that was not until after linebacker Kwon Alexander was ejected from the game. With no further suspension coming for Alexander, the Bengals could have a hard time running the ball as they did Sunday against Seattle.\r\n\r\nIf the Bengals are going to win this game on Sunday it will have to start in the trenches. The offensive line is going to have to give Dalton time to throw the ball and keep him off the ground. Offensive and defensive lines are very underrated and usually nonexistent when people talk about how great their team did. But it is the first thing people point to when things go sideways.\r\nIf it ain\u2019t football news, is it worth reading?