Men in Stripes is a weekly Cincinnati Bengals broadcast brought to you by Stripe Hype and FanSided. We break down the Bengals week seven win against the Cleveland Browns.
Matt and Tim take a look at a huge Bengals win against the disappointment of Ohio, the Cleveland Browns. Shelby gets the night off, but the Bengals still deserves some recognition for a solid second half.
The Bengals held the Cleveland Browns to under 30 points, which is something that has only happened one other time this season. They also broke the 30 point mark for the first time this season.
The first thing was a run game that looked both inspired and well executed. Jeremy Hill ran for 168 yards on just nine carries and caught two passes for 24 yards to lead all Bengals in all purpose yards, outside Andy Dalton. Giovani Bernard had 80 yards on 17 carries and one catch for seven yards. Both running backs reached the end zone once.
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A.J. Green looked like he found another gear as he went for eight catches, 169 yards, and a touchdown. He is truly one of the top receivers in the league this season. Brandon LaFell has emerged as the true number two receiver with four catches and 83 yards, plus a touchdown to add to his season resume.
Andy Dalton was the star of this Bengals offense. He went 19 for 28, threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked three times, which makes his accomplishments even more impressive. Dalton even threw a beautiful hail mary to end the first half to A.J. Green and put the Bengals up 21-10 at half.
- Tyler Eifert returned only catching one pass for nine yards, but was able to get back to game speed.
- Mike Nugent missed two of three field goal attempts, which brings back the question of replacing him.
- The Bengals offensive line struggles against weak Cleveland defense. The biggest concern of the season.
We return Thursday to preview the week eight match up with the Bengals playing host to the Washington Redskins in London.