This was a rough game for the Bengals’ o-line. Poor Joe Burrow was running for his life on that crappy field (who knew a new stadium could have such horrible turf?) and it’s frustrating that Cincinnati has now had two offseasons to build their offensive line and this is the best they’ve come up with.
The o-line allowed three sacks on Burrow along with five QB hits, not to mention the guy was constantly under duress and eventually was able to get the ball out quicker. The offense could have been humming early on but the offensive line held them back. Not all teams will let that be a side note to the game, they’ll take advantage of it.
We all figured this would be a tough matchup for Riley Reiff, as he’d be dealt with facing Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue. Well, we were right. Reiff struggled in the game big time. I’m still totally fine with the Bengals trying to re-sign him next year because he’s mostly been a good addition to this group.
Remember earlier this season when it felt like Logan Wilson could make a splash in the Defensive Player of the Year sweepstakes? Well, that thought is long gone, as the Wilson who had four interceptions and was a tackling machine back in September is nowhere to be found. The Raiders’ lone touchdown was due to Wilson’s error in coverage.