The Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins ended in a tie on Sunday. The guys of Men in Stripes breaks down the positives and negatives in today’s game.
Tim Daniels, Matt Willson, and Shelby Dermer talk about the second tie of the NFL season and first for the Bengals since they faced Carolina in 2014. What does it mean for the Bengals season and what will they need to do head into the bye week?
The Cincinnati Bengals offense looked very good for the second week in a row. Andy Dalton threw for 284 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and ran for 21 yards. A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert both recorded over 100 yards receiving. The run game was solid with Jeremy Hill had 76 yards and Giovani Bernard added 52 and both finished with a touchdown.
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The Bengals defense was a different story. The secondary was terrible with Adam Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick getting beat numerous times. Vontaze Burfict had 10 tackles but missed a number more. They only recorded one sack against Kirk Cousins, which came at the hands of Geno Atkins.
Mike Nugent missed another extra point and that ended up being the difference in the end. Yet, Alex Erickson had his best run back yet to show a huge step forward. which also set the Bengals up for one of their four touchdowns on Sunday.
The Bengals are headed into the bye with a 3-4-1 record and a game and a half behind the Steelers. Luckily for the Bengals, the Steelers and Ravens face off in week nine. They could be half game behind both, or a half game ahead for second place in the division. Either way, we have to wait to see if they can take a step forward as they get the week off.