For The Orange and Black Insider, it was quite refreshing to be able to talk about a win for the first time since January. Still, after an uninspiring 1-3 start, both optimism and hesitancies remain prevalent.
Was the 31-7 win over Cleveland simply a bi-product of playing a poor team, or was it a signal that the Bengals are turning the corner? Maybe both?
Aside from Scott and I reviewing the Browns game, we also spoke with SB Nation’s Buffalo Rumblings’ editor, Jeff Hunter about the important Week 5 clash against the Bills. We talked about a number of topics with him, including the viability of Buffalo’s 3-1 start. On the table of topics for discussion were:
- Tyrod Taylor’s impact this year.
- Scott McDermott’s ability to get the team to win notable games over Rex Ryan and others.
- Buffalo’s defense in the wake of 2017 offseason attrition.
- Hunter’s keys to a Bills win in an important game for both squads.
We also answered some questions from our live listeners for both Jeff and in the long-term Bengals’ scope. With the teams seeming to have records than most thought would have been flipped, the result of Week 5 should show some true colors.
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