CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Bengals fans were waiting to see what Zac Taylor’s new attack would look like, but after a surprisingly good start to the defense and defense match last week, they now have a little more reason to believe that team could be better. year
Taylor hopes the city will be excited enough to see the new product he and his team are trying to put on the field while the Bengals (0-1) receive the San Francisco 49ers (1-0) in their ranks. first match today at Paul Brown Stadium
The Bengals lost 21-20 to a good Seattle Seahawks team on the road last week in a match that Andy Dalton had thrown for 418 yards and the defense allowed only 233 yards. Taylor believes that local fans could make a difference in future closed games.
“We have to bring the energy and excite the fans,” Taylor said. “It’s not the other way around, we have to put people in the stands, but unfortunately we did not win this game (from Seattle), but I would like to think that the people who watched the match and those who came to the match to support us saw the guy It’s a step in the right direction Let’s take people to the game and create an environment in which he is hostile (environment) for us.We want to continue winning home games and make it a difficult place to play. ”
Here are five things to see in today’s game:
1. Start the game in progress
The Bengals could not play against Seattle, but the Seahawks’ seven strikers are still hard to beat on the pitch. Offensive coordinator Brian Callahan said the Bengals were still planning to throw the ball, even knowing how well Seattle could do it, but when Joe Mixon injured himself in the third quarter, it was clear that the Ground match did not work, they had to adjust. . Dalton threw the ball 51 times, but Callahan said the ground attack will remain an important point in the future.
“I think people are going to get ready and they know that this offensive system will usually be a system in which we will try to set the race early in the game,” Callahan said. “When you have a front that does not allow you to do that, it’s pretty stubborn to keep trying to hit your head against a brick wall.” We did what we had to do to try to win this game, it was the throw. We really want to start running. There is no goal or butte about it. We would like the game running to run faster than ever. ”
How fast that might depend on when Mixon is available. He practiced only Friday and did it only in a limited way. This remains debatable. Trayveon Williams is also questionable with a pre-season foot injury.
The 49ers surrendered 121 yards through the land to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
2. Limit balloon losses
The San Francisco defense intercepted Jameis Winston three times last week and sent back two for touchdowns. The Bucs also lost a lost ball, so the rotation battle could be the key. The Bengals lost three balls lost in Seattle.
Richard Sherman raises issues especially at 49ers High School. The recipients of the Bengals will have to be aware of him. He had an interception last week.
The Cincinnati defense, on the other hand, produced only one rotation last week.
“These guys came out and had turnovers, which allowed their team to win,” said cornerback B.W. Webb said. “Our defense wants to get their hands on football, send the ball back to our attack and get points on the board.”
3. contains Kittle
Much of the San Francisco offensive goes through George Kittle. He had eight catches for 54 yards and no touchdowns last week, but if there had been no illegal training and interfering calls with an offensive pass, he would have had 84 yards and two touchdowns.
Kittle was the target of 10 of Jimmy Garappolo’s 27 pass attempts, and no other receiver scored more than three goals.
“It’s ridiculous,” said Tyler Eifert, the tight back of the Bengals. “They say that I think I think more than 800 meters after the capture, that for a tight wing, I feel we are never in space and it is still in space.” The guy is an excellent player. He can move. In a way, you encourage the boys in your position and you watch them throughout the league, but I will probably not cheer him up on Sunday. ”
Linebacker Nick Vigil will likely have many face-to-face encounters with Kittle.
4. Protect Dalton