There were very few positives for Cincinnati in its 31-point drubbing at the hands of Baltimore on Monday night.
The Bengals were outplayed in nearly every facet of the game while suffering their worst opening-game loss ever.
The good news is that the loss didn’t affect the Bengals’ BCS chances any and they get a chance to get better this week against a Cleveland team that looked even worse in its opener than did Cincinnati.
But the Browns will not lie down and just allow Cincinnati to roll to an easy win. The “Battle of Ohio” is always hotly contested, and the Bengals will have to step up their game if they are to pull out the win.
Let’s take a look at some of the keys to the game for the Bengals.