Cincinnati Bengals: Week 10 Grades vs. Texans

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Nov 16, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert (85) is tackled by Houston Texans inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney (55) in a NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Tight Ends: C-

Don’t get me wrong, I think Eifert is one of the top tight ends in the NFL today, but last night almost reminded me of a

Jermaine Gresham

performance, without the fumbles. He dropped passes, missed blocks, and well just looked average. It was even worse when Dalton got sacked, he is intelligent enough he could have broken off as a check down on at least one of the three times, but stayed on the line.

Eifert went for three catches for 26 yards, but on seven targets and no touchdowns. The clutch tight end was not clutch last night. The Bengals will need him in Arizona when they face the Cardinals. As for his performance on Monday night? You can bet he is the most disappointed.

Offensive Line: D+

The stats line read as such, three sacks allowed, seven tackles for loss, four QB hits, and don’t forget the part they played in the penalties from holding to a joke illegal formation call on Andrew Whitworth. The Bengals line needs to tighten up and find a way to protect Andy Dalton if they expect to get back on the win column next Sunday night.

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