2. Cincinnati Bengals (2 – 1)
Just when you think the Bengals have it all, they still find a way to mess things up. A tough 31-21 loss in Carolina, but Cincy still played well. Andy Dalton went for 352 yards and two touchdowns, but threw four interceptions. Tyler Boyd had six catches for 132 yards and a score, as each week he seems to be taking the role from #1 receiver, A J Green.
The biggest reason as to why the Bengals drop to #2 is Christian McCaffrey. 28 carries for 184 yards and he didn’t even score! Also, Cam Newton, who only threw for 150 yards, had two rushing touchdowns. The loss of Joe Mixon definitely hurts the team, but thats no reason to let the Panthers LITERALLY run all over you.
The Bengals travel to Atlanta for an inter-conference matchup on Sunday afternoon. They have to contain these high scoring Falcons if they want the chance to be back on top.