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
One positive to take from the Pittsburgh game, was Gruden starting to call more plays in Eifert’s direction. Maybe it’s because I watched Tyler play high school football two miles from my home or it’s because I watched all of his games at Notre Dame.
Regardless, I’ve been saying all year-long that Dalton needs to throw to Eifert more. The guy is an absolute beast. If Gruden take advantage of the mismatches, Tyler will be the MVP of the playoffs.
This Bengals team has playoff experience. Sure, last years’ team was returning to the playoffs as well, but another year is another year. There were critical mistakes made in last year’s game that can mostly likely be chalked to nerves. Gresham won’t drop passes. The secondary won’t get caught with their pants down. Most importantly, you better believe AJ Green is going to see 10+ targets.
“Once bitten twice shy. This time it feels so good. I’d hate to see it fall apart. First time I was a fool. It happened to me once again. Third time lucky.”
Maybe the Bengals can jam out to this Foghat classic in the locker room come January.
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