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Bengals mailbag: Offensive line options, 2021 rookie class and the home stretch

Cincy Jungle’s John Sheeran and Anthony Cosenza took the air to answer your burning Bengals questions. The fact that this young team is in the playoff hunt and what may be immediately ahead was the focus.

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The Bengals are in the thick of the playoff hunt and host the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday. It could be a preview of important AFC playoff games for years to come, as two of the better, young quarterbacks face-off at Paul Brown Stadium.

This week, a number of Bengals fans gave us a wide variety to talk about:

  • Will Tee Higgins go off again this week?
  • What in the game plan has changed this year and why is it far more effective than in 2019 and 2020?
  • What are the big free agency needs and moves needed to be made in 2022?
  • Could undrafted rookie Pooka Williams start getting looks at kick returner?
  • What’s the plan if Trey Hopkins and/or Riley Reiff can’t go this week? If only one can go, who is the most important to have out there?
  • An much more! Give it a listen!

If we didn’t get to your questions this week, be sure to get your questions to us in a number of ways:

  • A number of live chats and comment threads. On this post, the above-embedded YouTube video (“super chats” now available!), Cincy Jungle’s Facebook and more.
  • Call/Text (949) 542-6241.
  • Email us at
  • Tweet @BengalsOBI

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Our thanks to the live listeners and those who submitted questions—potentially you “Super-Chatters” on our YouTube channel!

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