The Cincinnati Bengals completed one thing they hadn’t performed for the reason that 2018 season on Sunday. The Bengals gained their season opener, beating the Minnesota Vikings 27-24 in extra time, making this their first win in a season opener at home since 2007. Carson Palmer was the Bengals beginning quarterback for that 27-20 defeat over the Baltimore Ravens. One other factor Cincy completed in Week 1 is making yours really eat his lower than flattering words about the franchise. (Ed notice: We apologize for Criss. He’s new)
In a earlier article in regards to the NFL fan bases that devour probably the most beer at video games across the league, I discussed that Bengals needed to be drunk to take a seat via a complete Bengals recreation.
“So, it is just becoming for Bengals followers to be deemed drunkest amongst NFL fan bases. Hell, generally being inebriated is a necessity when watching the Bengals, Bungal across the subject as they’re recognized to do.”
Now, the Bengals weren’t flawless in Week 1, however they did play effectively sufficient to beat the Vikings. Take that nonetheless you need, however a win is a win, and the Bengals will take it together with their loyal fan base. Let’s see the Bengals preserve this momentum going into Weeks 2 & 3 as they go to the Chicago Bears and AFC North rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Second-year starter Joe Burrow looked pretty good for the Bengals, passing for 261 yards whereas finishing 70% of his passes. Burrow additionally threw two touchdowns to zero picks. Not unhealthy for his first recreation again after a season-ending knee damage in his rookie 12 months.
There’s nonetheless a lot room for development inside this offense, although. The Bengals offensive line gave up 5 sacks in Week 1. Once more, massive win, however nonetheless a methods to go the place changing into a playoff staff is worried. One different shiny spot for Cincinnati was solely being known as for 3 penalties the complete recreation. These 15 penalty yards had been the bottom within the league for Week 1. I’m certain the Bengals teaching workers can dwell with that quantity.
So, let’s see how Burrow and Bengals fare over the following few weeks. Perhaps they’ll proceed to indicate this author and the remainder of the NFL that we must always not be underestimating this franchise. I’d doubt that, however hey, stranger issues have occurred within the NFL. However for now, right here’s to you Bengals followers, you’ve earned this one; take pleasure in this season-opening deal with.