Bengals vs Ravens: 3 Players that Stunk like a Skunk

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I know, I know we still have a game and a half lead in the division and the last two games were close loses. I realize that traveling to Miami was tough on a short week and the wind in Baltimore was gusting but championships teams, teams that are a threat in the playoffs win those games.  The Bengals have shown glimpses but only 2 games weren’t close and this team could very easily be 4-6 instead of 6-4.  So enough with all this mushy positive stuff, let’s get to it, who needs to get it together after a bad game in Baltimore.  These three had a forgettable game.

 

Players Who Stepped Down

 

Nov 10, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

TE Tyler Eifert

Can we stop spending first round picks on tight ends? Eifert was supposed to bring an amazing wrinkle to the offense and with Gresham out this was his chance to shine.  But in Baltimore, Eifert played like an oversized wide receiver rather than a chain moving, seam stretching, red zone threat. He did have one great run after the catch but his run blocking was bad. The folks at Pro Football Focus had Eifert rated at a -2.9. Ten games in, your rookie year is over son time to earn some skins.

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  • John Holm

    5 seconds? Dalton had opposing pass rushers or his own linemen’s big fatt butts in his lap within a second (if not sooner) of getting to his drop. The O-Line, once again, came up small in a big game/critical situation.