An aspect of this 2011 Bengals offense that has inspired confidence, is the tempo at which they have played under Andy Dalton.
Delay of games and false starts among other things have long plagued the Bengals offense, and whether you attribute that to poor communication between Carson Palmer and Bob Bratkowski, or Palmer and his offense it doesn't really matter.
What matters is that Jay Gruden and Andy Dalton have these young Bengals playing fast, and largely penalty-free.
It's a reflection of just how hard the likes of A.J. Green, Jerome Simpson & co. are working, with a real sense that they are listening, and that Dalton has their full attention on every down.
The pace certainly slowed down when Bruce Gradkowski took to the field, but that had to be expected. Despite the lull in speed, the Bengals stayed disciplined on offense leading to an easy TD for Green.
Tempo can mean a lot to an offense that is limited in its play-calling, as fast play can wear out a defense just as much as complexity can confuse them.
It's one crucial weapon working for Andy Dalton at this stage, and a continued push to keep things rolling at least in the early stages of Sunday's game, will be incredibly beneficial.