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The Orange and Black Insider Bengals podcast: The Pendulum Swings

The Cincinnati Bengals sit at 4-4 after a demolition on primetime at the hands of their in-state rivals. Is a rebound incoming? Just how far off of the 2021 trajectory are this year’s Bengals?

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These Cincinnati Bengals sure know how to keep us on our heels, don’t they?

After seeming to get things on the right track by winning four of their previous five games, Zac Taylor and Co. hit a buzzsaw in Cleveland. The Browns took it to the Bengals on Halloween, causing massive fright on a night that breeds it.

They look to rebound this week against the struggling Carolina Panthers. But a lot of topics linger in the periphery:

—Is a rebound incoming? (43:35)

—Just how far off of the 2021 trajectory are this year’s Bengals? (23:35)

—What to make of the run game? (30:58)

—Is this week against the Panthers one of the biggest games of Zac Taylor’s coaching career? (56:44)

We talk about these and much more on this week’s show!

The Bengals are facing a bunch of injuries in their upcoming clash with the Panthers this week. Namely, the secondary is having some issues with health—especially with Chidobe Awuzie tearing his ACL.

P.J. Walker is taking the league by surprise this year. Carolina is so intrigued with his long-term potential, that they’ve benched Baker Mayfield and we’re not sure what they’ll do once Sam Darnold comes back from I.R.

He’ll look to biuild upon his huge performance against the Falcons against a similarly-depleted Cincinnati secondary, so Lou Anarumo will need to dial up some confusion and the offense will need to put up some points to ensure a win.

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