Cincinnati Bengals: What we learned in Week 6 win vs. Lions

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Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
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Tyler Boyd is getting ignored

When Ja’Marr Chase was drafted, many of us figured that Tyler Boyd might end up being the odd man out when it came to spreading the football around and through the past two weeks, that’s been correct. Boyd had just seven yards receiving on one catch against the Lions and the previous week had four catches for a mere 24 yards.

It’s frustrating that Boyd isn’t getting the targets he deserves (he had three on Sunday) but with Chase being such the threat he is, it’s made sense for Burrow to look his way more often than not.

Still, it’d be nice to see Boyd get in on the action because if Cincinnati can figure out how to get him, Chase, and Tee Higgins equally involved, this offense could be damn near impossible to stop.

Revolving door at right guard

After landing on the COVID list this week, Jackson Carman didn’t practice leading up to the game, paving the way for rookie Trey Hill to make his first start. He was slotted in at right guard and uh –It did not well, to say the least.

Hill was penalized on back-to-back plays and was eventually pulled in favor of Carman. With Carman then getting carted off later in the game, the Bengals might have an interesting situation ahead of them at the right guard spot. Xavier Su’a-Filo and D’Ante Smith are both on IR, making them ineligible for at least three weeks, so we might see Hill again this weekend if Carman isn’t cleared to play.