The game is approximately 24 hours away. So, it’s time once again to go inside the film room, and take a look at our opponents. As we have done the last few weeks, we will break down a drive from our opponent’s previous game, and see what the Jets need to do to handle them.
This week, we are going to look at the drive that opened the second half for the Bengals last week against the Detroit Lions. It is a good drive to watch as it is a mix of running, a little A.J. Green, and a Tyler Eifert first career touchdown to cap it off.
It starts out with a kickoff into the endzone, starting the Bengals first and ten from their own 20.
First and ten from the Bengals’ 20: Dalton comes out in a one back set, two receivers left, and one to the right. Dalton takes the snap and gives it to Green-Ellis. He tries the left side, only to be met by the linebacker, #54, who entered the backfield untouched and took Ellis down for no gain.
Second and ten from the Bengals’ 20:Dalton is in the shotgun this time, with a back to his right. Two receivers are to the left, and AJ Green is alone wide to the right. Dalton takes the snap, the cornerback plays off Green, fearful of the deep pass. Green stops hard about seven yards down the field, receives the pass and takes it out-of-bounds, but not before picking up 11 yards and a first down.
First and ten from the Bengals’ 31: The Bengals come out in a 2-2-1 formation, (two tight ends, two receivers, and one running back). Dalton hands to Green-Ellis who tries the right side. This time, he is met by Stephen Tulloch for a loss of two yards.
Second and twelve from the Bengals’ 29: Again the Bengals come out in a 2-2-1, two tight ends stacked to the left, and two receivers to the right. Dalton runs a play fake to Green-Ellis, and attempts to hit Jermaine Gresham on the left side, but the pass falls incomplete.
Third and twelve from the Bengals’ 29: This time, Dalton is in the shotgun with one back to the right. Three receivers are stacked to the left, and one, Marvin Jones, is wide to the right. Marvin Jones runs a deep crossing route, and he is given a lot of room by the cornerback. Dalton throws him a strike for an 18 yard pickup and a Bengals first down.
First and ten from the Bengals’ 47: Dalton lines up with two receivers left, one to the right, one back behind him. Jermaine Gresham is on the line to the right. Gresham starts by blocking, but then releases into the flat. He takes Dalton’s pass, but is stopped for a one yard loss.