After a brutal Week 1 performance against their AFC North rival the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals started a steady climb out of obscurity. They have quietly strung together three straight wins and sit at the 3-1 mark headed into their Week 5 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
Certain aspects of Cincinnati’s game plan and team philosophy seem to have changed over the course of the last three weeks. These changes have catapulted the Bengals into becoming a more steadfast team. These same changes that have been implicated are also the keys to their success in Week 5.
Let’s take a look at the aspects of the Bengals that have become not only the keys for winning their past three games, but quite possibly, the keys to making yet another playoff run in the 2012 season.