Bengals Primed To Rule AFC North

July 12th, 2012 by

An upgrade to the Bengals running game could end up leading to Cincinnati becoming the perennial AFC North Division Champions. With Andy Dalton and A.J. Green teaming up for a 9-7 record in their rookie years, the future looks bright for these young Bengals. What gives us even more hope is the key acquisition of veteran running-back BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Let us here at McCluskey Chevrolet, your Cincinnati Ohio Auto Service center, tell you why.

You’re probably thinking, “We already had a pretty good running-back. Green-Ellis doesn’t make us much better”, but have you considered that since Cedric Benson joined the Bengals in 2008, he’s had 15 fumbles and lost 8 of them?

Now consider the fact that  BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Brian Leonard, in the same time span, have combined for a total of ZERO fumbles. Think about it: a team that doesn’t fumble the ball. Sounds pretty good, right? It gives you the ability to keep your defense off of the field when they need rest, maintain possessions, run down the clock, and ultimately leads to a few more passes to A.J. Green in the end-zone. This young team is going to be able to run up the score board.

In a division where defense is king, the Bengals where 9th in the league in points allowed, and they can also score with the best of them. The Steelers are getting another year older, the Ravens have Suggs out for the year, and Ray Lewis is entering the twilight of his career. This just might be the year that Cincinnati takes control of the AFC North. And they might not let it go.