Cincinnati has been strong all season in one area or another, but on Sunday it all came together at once to culminate in a beatdown of epic proportions to officially solidify the Bengals as contenders.
While Cincinnati fired on all cylinders in front of its home crowd, more was revealed about the team than ever before. The young Bengals continue to grow with each contest, as the coaching staff improves at managing the talent it has assembled.
The result was a major victory, but also a stepping stone of sorts in the journey for Cincinnati. Here are the biggest takeaways as the Bengals now turn their attention to another AFC East foe in the Miami Dolphins for a showdown on Thursday Night Football.