The Cincinnati Bengals continued their undefeated start to the season with a comeback victory over the Ravens on Sunday, and will now look to pick up their fourth-straight win of the season against the Chiefs next weekend. Here are three reasons why they'll do just that:
3) Andy Dalton Isn't Shying Away From His Critics Having
AJ Green helps a lot, but there's still plenty of praise due to Dalton. Heavily criticized by everyone and their mother before the season, Dalton has thrown 8 TDs against just one pick this year, including a 3-to-0 TD/INT ratio on Sunday (to go with his 383 yards passing). His true test will come this winter, but all is well with the Ginger Bomber in Cincy right now.
2) Kansas City's lackluster passing attack
The Chiefs rank just 25th in the league in passing yards per game, but quarterback Alex Smith finally threw a touchdown pass to a wide receiver in garbage time of their loss to the Packers on Monday night. Cincinnati's secondary is one of the most underrated in the league, and they'll limit Kansas City's offense even more.
1) A.J. Green's Dominance
The Bengals star wide receiver had a career day on Sunday, posting 10 catches for a personal-best 227 yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was an INSANE 80-yard streak-and-score where he bullied a litany of defenders going backwards (!) to finish it off. Other wide receivers have established and reestablished themselves as elite threats, but AJ Green may very well be the best of the bunch. Expect him to abuse Kansas City's pass defense that allows the fifth most passing yards per game.