Keep It Positive: 3 Players That Stepped Up Against The Steelers

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Dec 15, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (right) catches a touchdown pass against Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

TE-Tyler Eifert

Despite being used as a blocker most of the night Eifert turned in a positive performance. Especially after Gruden started actually using him in the passing game once Gresham went out with an injury.  Eifert caught all three of his targets and used his large frame on a nice touchdown grab. How is it possible he only has 2 touchdowns on the year?

CB – Adam Jones

Once the 3rd CB Jones is now the lead guy and responded with a solid game against the Steelers.  Jones had 5 tackles, 1 int, and 1 PD. He really matches up better with the smaller receivers and doesn’t get overmatched physically.  Pro Football Focus gave Jones one of his best grades of the year this week with a +2.0.  The Vikings have some big WR’s and this week could be a test for Jones.

 

 

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