It didn’t take long for the latest Cincinnati Bengals rebuilding project to materialize.
In just two seasons, Joe Burrow has emerged as a legitimate franchise quarterback even after he injured his ACL and MCL in his rookie season.
Then, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase lit the league on fire by setting the record for most receiving yards by a rookie.
With these players in place, anything less than a playoff appearance would be a failure, especially after reaching Super Bowl LVI last season.
Speaking of which, the Bengals will have a chance to get some payback from that game, as ESPN’s Ben Baby shared.
Happy Rams-Bengals week, y’all!
Teams will have joint practices in Cincinnati on Wednesday and Thursday. Preseason game Saturday.
— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) August 22, 2022
He tweeted, “Happy Rams-Bengals week, y’all! Teams will have joint practices in Cincinnati on Wednesday and Thursday. Preseason game Saturday.”
There’s a chance that the preseason game could be a preview of Super Bowl LVII because both teams have remained strong.
If the Bengals win, they have at least avenged their defeat that the hands of the Rams last February.
Likewise, it will be Cincinnati’s first victory in the preseason because they lost to both the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants.
Major Upgrade On The Bengals Offensive Line
The Bengals were able to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl despite having a problematic offensive line last season.
If the Rams and Bengals somehow meet in the Super Bowl again, they will have better players to deal with Los Angeles’ defensive line.
Therefore, that game-saving play by Aaron Donald to preserve the victory wouldn’t have happened.
Cincinnati would like to flip the script and win the Vince Lombardi Trophy over the Rams this time around.