Cincinnati Bengals: Winners and losers from Week 8 loss to Jets

Jessie Bates, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
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Winner: Tyler Boyd

After weeks of being ignored in the offensive game plan, Tyler Boyd finally showed that he can still make a positive impact on this offense. He finished this game with five catches for 69 yards and a touchdown while also throwing a pass to Joe Mixon that went for 46 yards.

Winner: Tee Higgins

Tee Higgins missed two games with an injury but when he returned, something felt off. This week, however, he led the team in receiving yards with 97 off of four receptions and had several jaw-dropping catches. It was good to see the former Clemson product be a bigger part of the offense this week.

Winner: Vonn Bell

The Bengals forced three turnovers in the first half and one of those was from Vonn Bell, who stripped the football out of Jamison Crowder’s hands after he had what looked to be a big play. Bell has been a tremendous free-agent signing for this team and this game was another solid performance from him.

It was hard to pick winners from this one but it wasn’t all bad.

Joe Burrow couldn’t be included in the winner group this week due to the interception he had. The Bengals could not afford to turn the ball over there but they did. That’s on Burrow. He’s now thrown an interception in four straight games.

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There wasn’t much to really point to in this one and that’s why this is one of the shorter entries for winners and losers this season. Here’s to hoping this team can forget about this loss and pound the Browns this weekend.