Bengals Week 1
The Browns found out today you do not win games on hype and the Bengals found out it doesn't matter how many career goals you set it doesn't equal wins. But with that being said, the fact they went into Seattle and almost beat the birds is encouraging.
The Seahawks would squeak out a close win beating the Bengals 21-20. Andy Dalton set a career-best 35 completions and 418 yards. He also had two touchdowns, both went to third-year wideout John Ross.
Ross led the team with 7 catches, 158 yards, and the two touchdowns. The running game was never able to get going with a team total of 34 yards. Joe Mixon left the game right before halftime with an ankle injury and would not return. As of right now, we do not know the extent of the injury or if he will be ready for Week 2 when they face the 49ers.
The defense played great sacking Russell Wilson four times and had a fumble recovery. And the offense was able to move the ball despite no running game and without their star wideout A.J. Green.
I wrote an article after the Bengals first week in Preseason that things looked encouraging. However, the rest of the preseason did not look good at all. The Bengals went into this weeks game as one of the biggest underdogs of the week and almost pulled out a win. It doesn't matter happened in the preseason only what happens in the regular season. Even though the Bengals lost, Bengal fans should be encouraged at how well they played. Now, will they get Mixon back because Dalton can't throw for over 400 yards every week?
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