Men in Stripes: NFL Week 3 Bengals Come Home

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The Cincinnati Bengals return home for the first time in the 2016 regular season. They play host to the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon. It could be their toughest test to date. Can the Cincinnati Bengals find a way to get to 2-1 on the season?

Before Shelby and Matt break down the Bengals-Broncos match up, they go around the NFL news for the week:

Josh Gordon is in trouble with the court once again, but this time for paternity reasons. He has failed to respond to DNA tests request and court subpoena’s. The NFL however, are sitting this one out and said he four game suspension will not increase.

In other Browns news, Corey Coleman injured himself in practice this week. His broken hand will keep him sidelined four to six weeks as it heals. If he is on the shorter side, he could be ready for their week seven match up against the Bengals.

Adrian Peterson news of needing surgery to repair his torn meniscus means he could miss between two and three months. This is the second blow to this Vikings team this season, already losing quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the preseason.

 Now taking a look into this weeks match up:

The Cincinnati Bengals offensive front is preparing to face one of the toughest pass rushes in the NFL. Can they stop Von Miller and company? Can they keep Andy Dalton clean and open up holes for the run game?

The Bengals run game has been terrible in the first two weeks. Can Jeremy Hill finally find his groove or is it time for the Bengals to prove why they extended Giovani Bernard? Will Ryan Hewitt play any factor in the run game?

The Bengals defense will be up against a rookie quarterback in Trevor Siemian, who has done just enough to win. They will also face C.J. Anderson, who has been the key to the early offensive success. If they can stop Anderson, they could exploit Siemian’s weaknesses in the Broncos first away game.

The Bengals secondary will need to shut down both Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. They were fairly successful against Brandon Marshall and Antonio Brown in week one and two, but these two pro bowl receivers have proven difficult.

Finally, they guys hit the lighting round hard but break down week three across the NFL. Check out who their winners and losers are in week three.

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