Cincinnati Bengals: Weekly MVPs from Week 2 loss vs. Bears

Ja'Marr Chase #1 of the Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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It was hard to find key players who showed out in the 20-17 loss for the Cincinnati Bengals after some poor performances on both sides of the ball but here are your offensive, defensive, special teams, and rookie players of the week.

Bengals Weekly MVPs 

Offensive MVP: Tyler Boyd 

The offense was pretty quiet altogether up until the final minutes of the fourth quarter, but Tyler Boyd was the most consistent receiver in this one even though Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase caught the late touchdowns.

Boyd led the team in receptions and yards with seven catches for 73 yards and had zero drops. In my opinion, Boyd had some extremely tough catches in traffic and deserved even more looks his way than he received by Joe Burrow.

Burrow struggled in this one when telegraphing his passes, which led to a few costly interceptions. The offensive line did not help the Bengals quarterback in any way, though. It was an entire team effort contributing to this loss.

Before this game, I predicted that Boyd would lead the team in receptions, but he still didn’t exploit the secondary as much as he could have. Next week against Pittsburgh will be a true test for the entire offense again on the road.

For this week, however, Tyler Boyd is your offensive MVP.