Cincinnati Bengals: Week Five Grades vs. Seahawks
Oct 11, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) makes a catch while being defended by Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Tight End: A
Tyler Eifert was huge (pun not intended) for the Bengals in both the passing and running games. Eifert once again proved to be one of the NFL’s best mismatches, notching eight catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. His presence in the receiving corps alone has helped Cincinnati become the NFL’s best yardage offense and his dominance has opened up lapses in coverage for Cincinnati’s role players to take advantage of. His second touchdown ended up sparking the Bengals’ comeback, as it brought the Bengals back within 10 points late in the fourth quarter.
Eifert wasn’t done in the fourth, though–he made a spectacular one-handed catch on the Bengals’ final drive to get Cincinnati within field goal range and force overtime. In overtime, Eifert made a clutch, 12-yard catch to put the Bengals in Seahawks territory, giving his team the opportunity to run the ball down the gut before kicking a game-winning field goal.
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