Film Study: Chris Pressley’s Final Gift to the Bengals


Thursday night’s 34-13 win over the Philadelphia Eagles came at a costly price for the Bengals who lost starting fullback Chris Pressley early in the game to a likely season-ending leg-injury after just five offensive snaps. As if knowing he was about to see his season end, Pressley made sure his last snaps of the 2012 season were ones to remember as they helped spring the Bengals out to a quick 7-0 lead en route to the teams eighth victory of the year.

On the Bengals first offensive play, they call a stretch run to the outside with right guard Kevin Zeitler pulling and Chris Pressley lead blocking. This is a tough block, as Pressley has to run  from the middle of the field to all the way to close to the numbers to make this block.

He almost gets held up by a pulling Kevin Zeitler, but is able to fight over him and continue up field at the required speed.

Pressley gets to the outside and squares up Nate Allen beautifully.

The smaller, more elusive Allen cannot escape Pressley who executes his lead-block so well you could here the “pop” of their pads hitting. From there, BenJarvis Green-Ellis would rumble down to the PHI-15 for a 29-yard gain, his longest of the night. ellis would later punch it into the endzone on a 4th-and-goal play Pressley was also lead-blocking on.

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