CINCINNATI (AP) - By drafting a tight end with sure hands and a running back with a knack for catching passes, the Bengals think they've given their offense what it's most lacking.
Cincinnati took tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round and running back Giovani Bernard in the second. Their top two draft picks were dedicated to giving the offense more playmakers.
That's where they were lacking last year, when they reached the playoffs as a wild card for the second straight season. They wound up losing to Houston in the first round for the second straight season as well. Nobody aside from receiver A.J. Green was consistently productive in the big games.
Quarterback Andy Dalton says there shouldn't be any excuses this season.
Follow Joe Kay on Twitter:

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bucs vs. 49ers Pick Will both the Bucs and 49ers offenses struggle on Sunday when the two teams clash at 4:05PM ET in San Francisco?
Thumbnail Vikings vs. Eagles Pick Will the undefeated Vikings shut down rookie quarterback Carson Wentz and the Eagles when the two teams clash in Week 7?
Thumbnail Colts vs. Titans Pick Will the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans find enough offense to hit the under when they meet up this Sunday at 1PM...
Thumbnail Saints vs. Chiefs Pick Will the combined score fall under the total on Sunday afternoon when the Chiefs host the Saints at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Pack's secondary littered with woes right now Entering tonight’s divisional showdown with the Bears, the Packers have more to worry about than just Aaron Rodgers’ shockingly ordinary play of late.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages