Bengals Hope They Can Recover Red Zone Success
Part of the surprising early season success of the Cincinnati Bengals is their advantage in the outside edges of the field, otherwise known as the red zone. Prior to last Sunday, only the Seahawks made it to the red zone more than the Bengals did, and only the 49ers scored more in red zone opportunities than Cincinnati. The Steelers, however, were the second team to do just that in both red zone categories. Head coach Marvin Lewis knows they can’t play the way they did against Pittsburgh and keep winning, “You don't want to give up a third-down touchdown and we gave up some third-down completions that kept them going down there," said Lewis. "We've got to do better.” The Bengals face a Ravens offense that has converted 45% of their red zone chances into touchdowns, but they have made it there 31 times.