With Sunday's 49-9 victory over the New York Jets, the Cincinnati Bengals emphatically ended a relatively solid first half of the season. They will enter the second part of the season with a record of 6-2.
This puts them in firm control of first place in the AFC North, and since they own the tiebreaker over New England, they'd have a first round bye if the playoffs started today. All in all, there's nothing you can complain about thus far.
Unfortunately, this is Cincinnati, and we do. Just because the season has gotten off to a hot start doesn't mean that this roster has been perfect—in fact, most of the system has been anything but. We all admire what they've done this season, but how does each unit measure up to the grade individually?