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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: Mining the gold

The Bengals lost a wacky one against the Chargers wherein they were their own worst enemy and try to regroup against the 49ers this Sunday. We talk about both contests, give a State Your Case and play a “lightning round” game centering around injuries and fallback options.

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The Cincinnati Bengals are in the thick of the 2021 playoff picture, but their viability changes with every passing week. After two dominant wins over teams also in the postseason race, Cincinnati stumbled at home against the Chargers.

On this week’s podcast, we break down elements of the loss and look ahead to the clash against the 49ers. We also have a “State Your Case” and a “lightning round” game, centering around the injuries and how the Bengals should combat them.

Our thanks to those who joined us live for the live recording! It’s also now available on your favorite platform afterward!

On this week’s show:

  • The Chargers/Bengals game was marked by huge plays and massive momentum swings.
  • Are we encouraged that the Bengals can compete with most teams in the conference, or does their continued inconsistency just make them as unpredictable as most other teams?
  • Can Joe Burrow remain effective with the pinky injury, as he largely showed on Sunday?
  • Our Stats of the Week show some concerning, but also misleading turnover numbers, by Burrow.
  • Is this game against San Francisco actually the last affordable one to lose for the Bengals?
  • Is this another poor personnel matchup for Cincinnati, akin to the recent rivalry with Cleveland?
  • And more!

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