Bengals open the season in style


By Steve Stout - sstout@civitasmedia.com



The Cincinnati Bengals looked very good in Sunday’s season-opening 33-13 win at Oakland.

But then again, most NFL teams look good playing the Raiders, who are probably the worst squad in the league.

Add to it that Oakland’s starting quarterback left the game early with an injury, and it was even more of a nightmare for the Raiders.

There’s no question that Cincinnati has the potential to be a very good team this season.

Tight end Tyler Eifert and wide receiver Marvin Jones are back after missing last season due to injuries, and that due makes a good offense even better.

Cincy’s defense also looked very impressive on Sunday, but again, it was going against an inept offense.

This Sunday’s home matchup with San Diego will probably give us a better idea of where the Bengals stand early in the season.

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The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a very familiar position one week into the season – scrambling to find someone competent to play quarterback.

Starter Josh McCown suffered a concussion against the New York Jets last Sunday, and sore-armed backup Johnny Manziel didn’t exactly light it up as his replacement.

Manziel may start against the Tennessee Titans this week, which could be very bad news for him now that Dick LeBeau is running the Titans’ defense.

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Trivia Time – Carson Palmer succeeded Jon Kitna as the Bengals’ starting quarterback in 2004.

This week’s question – Bengals’ tight end Tyler Eifert played football at which university?

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By Steve Stout

sstout@civitasmedia.com

Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

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