Bucs QB Jameis Winston needs to build momentum for regular season

Buccaneers rookie quarterback Jameis Winston was up and down in his preseason opener last week. On Monday night against the Bengals, he'll need to show more consistency. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Cincinnati Bengals in a preseason game at 8 p.m. ET on Monday. Here are a couple of things to watch for during the game.

Why watch: It’s the second outing for rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. His first outing, against Minnesota, was up and down. As the regular season gets closer, the Bucs need Winston to be more consistent. He’s coming off a strong week of practice and needs to carry that into Monday night's game.

Did you know: The Bengals had a 14-13 victory against the Bucs last season that snapped a streak of six consecutive wins by Tampa Bay in the series. The Bengals are one of the few teams Tampa Bay has a winning record (7-4) against. The Bucs also hold an 8-4 series edge on the Bengals in preseason meetings.