The Bengals’ bye week was well-timed as multiple offensive players should be returning to the field after a week of rest. Unfortunately, they will be far from whole as the unit’s top player, A.J. Green, will be sidelined with his foot injury for at least the next two weeks.
Green’s absence will undoubtedly be felt, and the Bengals offense will have to go blow for blow against a potent Saints offense without him. Luckily, the Saints’ defense still has some vulnerabilities that Andy Dalton and the rest of the offensive unit can take advantage of.
The Saints run a lot of man coverage with cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who remains one of the most talented defensive backs in the NFL. Running man coverage requires more than one talented defender in the secondary, and outside of Lattimore, the Saints have issues in their pass defense.


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