3 Bengals weaknesses the Colts can take advantage of
Currently Frank Reich and his coaching staff are perfecting the game plan for the Colts season opener versus the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. We have already seen the new scheme on display in the preseason, but now Colts fans will get a taste of the real thing.
The Colts are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals for the second straight week on Sunday, in a very peculiar situation. Reich and his club defeated the Bengals in their preseason finale last Thursday 27-26 and now will challenge them yet again in week 1.
We know one thing, that being Andrew Luck will be behind center for the first time since the 2016 season. Yet, there are other players whose injuries could affect the approach of the coaching staff. Anthony Castonzo, Marlon Mack, and Malik Hooker are just a few of those players currently dealing with ailments. Meanwhile, the Bengals seem to be a healthy club for the most part. Starting linebacker Vontaze Burfict is sidelined week 1 while he serves a four game PED suspension.
Still, the Bengals are a team that has failed to find the postseason that past few years. This is due to the holes they have all over the field. They are a team full of capable pass rushers, but also a group that has trouble containing the passing attack.
Here are 3 areas of the Bengals offense/defense that the Colts should target and take advantage of on Sunday.