Bengals Are Ready For Consistency On Offense After Burrows Breakout

The Bengals defeated the Jaguars 33-25, and hopes are now high in Cincinnati. A more balanced attack seemed to create an identity for Joe Burrow and his new offense.

It's weird to have a Cincinnati Bengals coach talk about "standards," but the team is right to be hopeful. Burrow threw the ball 36 times and had 34 running attempts this weekend. That offense distribution should be the story.

Any quarterback who drops back 45 times behind this Bengals O-line is setting himself up for failure, especially a rookie. Dak Prescott currently faces a similar dilemma, now that the Dallas Cowboys have suddenly lost their minds and thrown the ball on nearly every play. The team isn't necessarily getting worse, but they aren't put their QB in a position to succeed.

Before Cincinnati can become a consistent winner on the field, they must first develop winning habits. And they are. The looks on the faces in this locker room are expressions we haven't seen on any Cincinnati Bengals player or fan in years. This team has flaws, like protecting their franchise rookie QB, but they know that already. Instead, they're focusing on how to play this season with their current personnel.

"Joe (Mixon) played really well (Sunday), and the O-line played really well," Joe Burrow said. "That enabled us to have some success with play action as well, so it was a well-balanced attack we hope to continue"

Joe Burrow believes that the only way to turn this team around is to get everyone pulling on the same rope. There are no NBA-like situations in the NFL. One great player cannot make up for a team full of nobodies. Football rosters are 53-deep and require more than just excellent quarterback play.

For the first time since Cedric Benson, the Bengals have something to excite them. They didn't just draft a quality quarterback. They found a guy that understands team sports.

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