Dec 6, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Shawn Williams (36) and Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Josh Shaw (26) collide as they tackle Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell (34) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Shaw was injured on the play. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
The Cincinnati Bengals did everything right on Sunday, dismantling the Browns offense and defense. The team as a whole aced every aspect of the game, especially being thin at corner, and even more so when Josh Shaw got injured and left them with only three corners to finish the game.
This was another win where the Bengals defense bent but refused to break. Something they have lived by in many games this season, but with only four games to go, we take a look at the five things we learned on Sunday.
Bengals Can Survive Injuries
This is short term, not long term obviously. You always want to have your biggest weapons healthy and firing on all cylinders from week one. The Bengals have finally caught the injury bug, but so far, they have had only one serious injury to keep a player out for the rest of the season.
The Bengals didn’t have Tyler Eifert on Sunday and A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, and Jeremy Hill all showed up in his absence. Green, who finished the day with one touchdown on five catches for 128 yards, made the biggest impact offensively with four huge receptions for 20 yards or more. Jeremy Hill had his second great week in a row with 98 yards on the ground and one touchdown.
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