The big winner was the tight end who was responsible for two touchdown catches. Uzomah played well and did everything his team needed him to do. While the two touchdowns were huge, there was also a catch on the final drive where he was able to fight for the first down to help set up the game-winning field goal. All around, Uzomah was the MVP.
Burrow showed that he is back and in top form. He was efficient, smart, bold, and productive for the team in the second half. Not getting rattled and still taking the game one snap at a time was key to the Bengals’ comeback victory.
It wasn’t their best game, but anytime the offensive line only allows one sack we have to take it as a win. There is still work to do but at least Burrow was not on the ground all evening.
Boyd reminded everyone who the best wide receiver has been for the Bengals over the past few years. He ran wide open in the slot all night and was able to pick up great YAC. Without Tee Higgins, Cincinnati needed someone to step up and Boyd was ready for the job.
Wilson has been the best player on the Cincinnati defense this year, and he continued with an outstanding 10-tackle performance that included the lone sack of the game. Wilson was part of the play of the game that stopped the Jaguars from scoring on fourth and goal from the one-yard line right before halftime. Without that stop, the Bengals do not win the game.
What a way to start a career! Four games, two game-winning kicks. McPherson was bound to miss his first kick eventually, and it was good timing to miss the first-quarter attempt rather than late in the game. Even without his perfect record, McPherson is clearly a top-tier kicker.
That first half was one of the worst halves I have ever seen. The Bengals could not do anything offensively and were tired and slow on defense. Whatever happened during halftime needs to happen a lot more frequently. The offense and defense both stepped up to get the comeback win.