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Bengals News (12/12): Balance Revives Zac Taylor Offense

The Bengals offense has come a long way from relying on Joe Burrow to play hero ball.

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Balance spurs offensive resurgence for Bengals
“I feel very comfortable with how everything is going — (coach Zac Taylor) calling the game, feeling like we’re staying a step ahead as far as run-pass, having everything kind of look the same, mixing in some screens,” Browning said. “It makes my job easy.”