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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Lion’s Den

Cincinnati lost a wild one against Green Bay, prompting a lot of questions about the viability of the 2021 team. They face a potentially-dangerous, albeit winless Detroit team as they attempt to rebound.

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It’s been a tough week of regrouping for the Cincinnati Bengals. They lost a tough home matchup against Green Bay, wherein the game easily could have been theirs.

There are questions arising from the loss, ranging from Zac Taylor’s play calls to some of the decisions made by Joe Burrow. Meanwhile, the team is getting set to face a winless Detroit team that is starving for its first win. They’ve been oh-so-close, so this could be a trap game for the Bengals.

We talked about it all Wednesday night. Here’s a bit of what was on tap for discussion:

  • With the Green Bay contest being a “barometer game”, how did the Bengals fare and what are the takeaways in a close loss?
  • Zac Taylor had moments of questionable decisions, but he actually had a number of good play calls. Consistent execution, however, remains an issue.
  • Could D’Ante Smith play his way into starting on the offensive line permanently, should he get his first opportunity this week versus Detroit?
  • Is this a major trap game for the Bengals this weekend against the Lions?
  • Getting early momentum against Detroit is a major key this weekend.
  • And more!

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