The Bengals won 26-13, but not everything went smoothly for the team. We break down the 2 biggest highs and 2 lowest lows from yesterday’s game.
The Bengals put together a really solid performance in beating the Bills, but not everything was positive. The overall takeaways should be good, but individually bad performances need to be noted. This team is very close to looking like a double-digit win unit, but there are just a couple things that need tweaking still. Let’s take a look at the biggest ups and downs from the great Week 3 win over Buffalo.
High: Pass rush goes off on Allen
The Bengals got a massive game from the pass rush, which now looks like the strength of the defense. Carl Lawson has emerged as an absolute star, as he recorded three sacks of Josh Allen. Lawson has been just racking up sacks all preseason, and this game was the peak of his season so far.
Lawson wasn’t the only one who had a big game rushing the passer. Andrew Billings, almost a pure nose tackle, had 1.5 sacks (Jordan Willis had the other half sack). Billings is known as a run stopper, so to see him get to the quarterback on two separate rushes is really impressive. Trayvon Henderson, a UDFA safety, also had a sack, which bodes well for Teryl Austin’s defensive scheme. He will get everyone involved in rushing the passer. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bengals reach 50+ sacks this season.