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The Bengals kicked off Week 2 by defeating the Ravens and advancing to 2-0. This accomplishment only got better when the Browns and Steelers both lost on Sunday and fell to both boasting the record of 0-1-1. Now Cincinnati is sitting atop the division Authentic Carlos Dunlap Jersey , and they are starting to get some attention.In fact, Dan Graziano of ESPN wrote an article examining some overreactions to Week 2 and whether or not they are overreactions or not. In this article, Graziano declared it wasn’t an overreaction that the Bengals are the favorites to win the AFC North.Graziano makes plenty of realistic points. The Bengals next two games could really define their season, and they will have to do it without Joe Mixon for, at the very least, one of those games. Mixon has been a vital piece for Cincinnati this season, but luckily the Bengals have Giovani Bernard to fall back on. He is a veteran running back who has shouldered the load in absence of Mixon and even Jeremy Hill back in the day when needed. Bernard hasn’t been very productive this season so far, but it is hard to imagine that Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor won’t be able to add a few more plays to get Bernard out in space during an extended break between games. Not to mention, Cincinnati also has Tra Carson who can help with a few snaps per game. He has always been productive during the preseason, and now he will have a chance to show what he’s got in an actual game.As far as the offensive line goes, Cincinnati has some depth, but it really matters who gets injured Authentic Vontaze Burfict Jersey , and who the team decides to replace them. Cordy Glenn at left tackle and Clint Boling at left guard are probably the most crucial players. An injury to either of those guys could hurt the team’s overall production pretty badly. Rookie Billy Price at center is also important, but not to the same extent. That is understandable though considering he is still a rookie getting use to the NFL game, where as the other two are established pros. As far as the right side goes, it is hard to imagine it getting too much worse. Alex Redmond at right guard and Bobby Hart at right tackle improved in Week 2, but it was easy to improve after a bad start in Week 1. Finally, we come to Graziano’s biggest point, which is that the Steelers could easily implode after their 0-1-1 start. It feels like a different team out there. They just got steam rolled by the Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes’ six touchdown passes. Not to mention who knows when Le’Veon Bell will return, if he does at all. How Pittsburgh bounces back could easily determine if the Bengals run away with the division. Of course these two teams will meet in Week 6. Cincinnati will hopefully have Mixon and Vontaze Burfict back on the field for that game. Until then the Bengals will play the Panthers, Falcons and Dolphins, which sounds like a good run of games to show whether this team is for real or not. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will suit up against the Bucs, Ravens and Falcons before heading into Cincinnati for a showdown in the jungle.It is great to see the national media actually taking the Bengals’ side for once. It has been a long time since Cincinnati was viewed as the darling of the AFC North http://www.cincinnatibengalsteamonline.com/michael-johnson-jersey , and we can only hope the Bengals keep rolling and gaining even more respect.The Debrief: If you played tight end in high school, the Bengals could use you NOTE: We took Monday and Tuesday off, so this is the first Debrief of the week. We’ll cover a fews items from those days as well. 1) Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft suffered a foot injury during Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins — he played a handful of snaps after returning. The foot is still a problem with Kroft sporting a boot in Cincinnati’s locker room Wednesday. Kroft, who secured 42 receptions for 404 yards and seven touchdowns last year, has been relatively quiet with four catches this season.Bengals sign another tight end. Looking to fill their depleted ranks at tight end, Cincinnati signed Matt Lengel off Houston’s practice squad. The vacancy on the 53-man roster was opened after Cincinnati released running back Thomas Rawls on Tuesday. Lengel: Cincinnati reportedly worked out tight end Clive Walford earlier this week.Heading into Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bengals roster of tight ends will be C.J. Uzomah, Mason Schreck, and Lengel, with Kroft likely shelved (though not yet ruled out).2) The Dallas Cowboys signed cornerback CJ. .Goodwin off Cincinnati’s practice squad Tuesday. Cincinnati quickly replenished the loss on Wednesday by signing cornerback Demetrious Cox, who spent the 2017 summer with the Bengals before being waived during final roster cuts. At that point, he was signed promptly off waivers by the Panthers. “When Demetrious got claimed a year ago Womens Joe Mixon Jersey , we had plans for him. It’s good we got two guys (TE Matt Lengel) back today that can help us the rest of the year,” said head coach Marvin Lewis. 3) The Bengals game against Kansas City was flexed, the league announced on Tuesday. Fears of the team’s primetime performance increases among many of us.4) Will John Ross or Giovani Bernard play? Wide receiver John Ross stretched with the team and was a limited participant Wednesday. Running back Giovani Bernard worked on the rehab field. The Bernard reference is a bit surprising, considering that he’s expected out another week (at least) and maybe through the end of the month, with an MCL sprain. It’ll be a relief to see Mixon and Bernard in the same backfield again. 5) Clint Boling missed practice too. The Debrief won’t speculate why Boling missed practice Wednesday; he participated in every offensive snap last week against Miami, so sitting out could simply be the result of some much needed rest. But he’s listed with a hip injury on the report.Bengals Injury/Practice Report Week 7POSBENGALSINJURYWEDTHURFRISTATUSPOSBENGALSINJURYWEDTHURFRISTATUSReading: John Sheeran’s weekly lineman series, a must-read, covers the team’s run blocks and pass rushes.Anthony Cosenza’s weekly Armchair Quarterback covers the team’s “creative ways to win.” Matt Minich reviews Andy Dalton’s performance against the Miami Dolphins.



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