Ken Whisenhunt isn’t the only coach who may adjust his gameplan Sunday based on the results of early games.
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis says the Bengals are approaching Sunday night’s game against the Jets as one they need to win, but could change their plan depending on early outcomes.
The Bengals will know before kick off if they have a chance for the third seed in the AFC and their potential opponents with a win or a loss. A rematch with the Jets in Cincinnati remains rather likely if Jordan Palmer plays more than his brother Carson.
“All those things, we’re going to take all those things into consideration there,” Lewis said.
Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Bengals will rest starters; the only question is how much.
That’s not surprising, but it’s disappointing for two key groups: Fans of competitive football, and the other AFC wild card contenders that have to play teams actually trying to win.