San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Keys to Victory for San Francisco

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San Francisco 49ers vs. Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Keys to Victory for San Francisco
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Alex Smith has been adequate in the first two games

The San Francisco 49ers could easily be 2-0 heading into their first road game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals. The 49ers led the Cowboys by 10 points in the fourth quarter and were unable to lock down the win. Dallas rallied for 10 straight points, then won in overtime.

The 49ers now must travel to Cincinnati and face the Bengals. The road has been unkind to the 49ers as they have a record of 14-50 since 2003; the 49ers were 1-7 last year on the road. If the Niners expect to challenge for the division title, this is a game they need to win. 

Like the 49ers, the Bengals are 1-1, but will be sky high to play their first home game of the season. Cincinnati is also looking at this game as one they can win, so expect a dogfight.

The 49ers must find a way to win on the road, and this game gives them a chance to reverse their recent history. Let's look at five key things the 49ers must do to secure a victory against the Bengals.

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