Cincinnati Bengals – 2014 Tickets and Preview
2014 Cincinnati Bengals tickets have but one goal: Advance into the playoffs. The Bengals have been getting better, much better, with each season growing in strength and the number of wins. When it really counts however, the Bengals have been unable to break through and get past the 1st Round in the post-season. For the 2014 NFL season, all the pieces are in place. The Bengals just have to deliver on their potential.
Like most NFL teams, the Cincinnati Bengals need their quarterback to come through in big games. Andy Dalton has been good at times and less than stellar at others. Improvements in completion percentage and a reduction in interceptions are the biggest needs for Cincinnati. Dalton gave up the ball 20 times in 2013, creating too many opportunities for the opposition. New Offensive Coordinator Hue Jackson is shuffling things around in the offensive line, hoping to create better running lanes for BenJarvus Green –Ellis and second-year man Giovani Bernard. The Bengals also used their second pick in the draft on Jeremy Hill, a flashy, darting runner with good hands. With a better run game and protection for Dalton, A.J. Green and Marvin Jones should up their reception numbers in 2014.
Defensively the Bengals are solid if not elite. The return of defensive end Geno Atkins should help with the pass rush. Taking cornerback Darqueze Denard with their first pick and tackle Will Clark with their third, signals the commitment to keeping things stable on the defensive side of the ball.
The Bengals 2014 schedule is a tough one. The biggest challenge in the AFC North is going to be the Baltimore Ravens and their defense. Cleveland is an uncertain foe, while the Pittsburgh Steelers could be on one of their frequent upswings. Otherwise, Bengals ticket holders will get a chance to see their team in action against the Atlanta falcons, the Titans, Panthers, and Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. The road schedule features the New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.