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Film study: Looking back at the Bengals' win over the Vikings
Film study: Looking back at the Bengals' win over the Vikings

Bengals 42, Vikings 14 Strategy: In offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's take on the West Coast offense, the Bengals often ask quarterback Andy Dalton to make short drops and get the ball out of his hands in a hurry in a rhythm-based passing game, though Dalton will take shots downfield. The Bengals use a lot of single-back formations with either three wide receivers or two tight ends and try to remain balanced by running the ball with their two backs. Defensively, they continue to thrive with the scheme designed by head coach Marvin Lewis and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. The Bengals run a 4-3 base defense and mix in man coverage with zone looks. Last...

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