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Chalk Talk: Previewing the Washington Football Team

What do the Bengals face in the Washington Football Team?

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As the Bengals prepare to challenge the Washington Football Team, I talked with Pro Football Network’s Matt Valdovinos about what to expect.

  • After a heated game of musical chairs, they landed on Alex Smith at quarterback. How does he compare to the same Smith who led the Chiefs to the playoffs a few years ago?
  • Who are his weapons outside of Terry McLaurin and Antonio Gibson?
  • How is their offensive line doing? Can the Bengals generate some pass rush?
  • Washington has invested heavily in the defensive line with 1st Round picks like Chase Young, Montez Sweat, and Jonathan Allen. They can certainly get after the quarterback, but why can’t they stop the run?
  • How will Washington defend the Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and the Bengals pass game?
  • Why are they losing close games?
  • Will they ever get a team name?
  • What is the biggest matchup to watch for in this weekend?

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