8 shining stars from Bengals’ curb-stomping of Steelers in week 12

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals
Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

5. Tee Higgins

The Bengals have one of those offenses where any player could break out on any given day. With names like Tyler Boyd, Ja’Marr Chase, and Tee Higgins, that’s not surprising, as those three wide receivers make one of the best WR trios in the entire league.

This week was Higgins’ turn to shine, as he grabbed six receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown. He led the Bengals pass-catchers in receptions, yards, and touchdowns this week, and it’s safe to say that Higgins is back to his 2020 form.

The touchdown that Higgins had was very impressive, as he climbed the ladder to haul in the pass from Burrow, putting the Bengals up 17-3 in the first quarter. Cincinnati never looked back after that.

Higgins is one of the Bengals’ shining stars from Sunday’s dominant outing.

4. Sam Hubbard

The Bengals’ signing of Trey Hendrickson has helped Sam Hubbard stand out even more and this game was proof of just that. Hubbard made the most of his opportunities, notching two total tackles and sacking Big Ben once. He also had the recovered fumble that all but sealed the game for Cincy.

Hubbard only seems to be getting better as we traverse through this season. I can’t wait to see how his 2021 season finishes up.