It is the story of the year for the Cincinnati Bengals, Mike Nugents accuracy has been less than stellar. None-the-less, the Cincinnati Bengals were able to get their second win in a row against the win-less Cleveland Browns.
The Cincinnati Bengals had an easy win on Sunday against the now 0-13 Cleveland Browns. The Bengals took a commanding lead early on with the score 20-0 at halftime and finishing with a 23-10 end, when all was said and done.
The Bengals were led by tight end Tyler Eifert with two touchdowns on five catches and 48 total yards. It was Eifert’s first multi-touchdown game since week 11 last season. It was a sight for sore Bengals fans eyes, who have been waiting for Eifert to make a big impact in a Bengals winning effort.
Tyler Boyd was used in the multiple ways the Bengals should have been using him all along. Boyd on a reverse ran for 39 yards and added a one yard carry later for a total of 40 yards on the ground. He also lead all Bengals receivers with six catches for 49 yards. Although he has only found the end zone once this season, his impact is starting to be seen in this offense.
The Bengals defense had themselves a day. Geno Atkins had two sacks on the day to go with his four tackles. Karlos Dansby got a sack against his former team and absolutely found a way to step up with 11 tackles on the day. George Iloka had another interception, to rack up his season total to three picks, when RGIII and company failed miserably on a attempted flea flicker play.
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The Cincinnati Bengals will look to continue their winning ways against their most hated opponent, the Pittsburgh Steelers, next week. A win will keep their playoff hopes alive, as slim as they may be. A loss would eliminate them from contention.
Mike Nugent misses sixth extra point
Mike Nugent has been the biggest headache on the Bengals so far this season. Nugent missed his sixth extra point to bring his season percentage to 79.3% matching his field goal percentage as well. Yes, I know this was blocked, but the high snap was still brought down and held well, it becomes inexcusable with his track record.
The Bengals have already committed to stick with him for the rest of the season, much to Bengals fans dismay. One thing is for sure, after the season, he might be lucky to be allowed to leave the city on his own terms. However, many fans have their pitchforks and torches by the door just in case.