The Cincinnati Bengals are gearing up to be that team you don’t want to see this time of year again. The Tennessee Titans had won seven of their last eight games and were looking for revenge after the Bengals eliminated them in Nashville during the NFL playoffs. That didn’t help them today.
Cincinnati was without running back Joe Mixon due to a concussion. Perine had three touchdowns last week as a replacement, but he provided several sparks to the offense this week as well. He also scored the Bengals’ first touchdown on the day. He keeps proving why this coaching staff trusts him so much.
Samaje Perine is the Bengals most improved player.In 2020 and 2021, even in moments where the Bengals really needed it (including when Mixon was out in 2020), he was never a focal point for the offense.Today, he’s showing a really well-rounded game in the run and pass.
Irwin has spent most of his time with the Bengals bouncing between the practice squad and the active roster. He has seen more playing time with wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase out, and he has made some crucial plays. Last week he caught his first touchdown, and this week he made a diving sideline catch to covert a third-and-long when Cincinnati needed points.
The Bengals had just stalled out deep in the Titans’ territory. They added a field goal to give them a seven point lead, or so everyone thought at the time. A special teamer for Tennessee hit Cincinnati’s long snapper following the snap, which is a personal foul similar to running into the kicker or hitting a defenseless receiver.
This was a pretty anticlimactic way to win, but it sure did make up for how selective the refs seemed to be with their calls all day. It did make for one of the more interesting endings you’ll see as far as technicalities go.
This is one of the best wins of the year for the #Bengals beating a Titans squad that’s won seven of their past eight IN Tennessee w/o Mixon or Chase. Bengals have shown they can play shootout, finesse, and win those nasty battles where every yard earned was a victory.
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A great day by the Frank Pollack-led offensive line. One sack allowed. A total of 108 rushing yards without the lead back. They’re starting to gel at the right time.
This Bengals depth is just outstanding. And you can’t replace Chido Awuzie. But Cam Taylor-Britt is getting critical reps right now that will show up in December, if not the playoffs.
Joe Burrow on his OL (just one sack allowed today): “I mean, they are playing as good as anybody in the league. Our run game has really taken off. Our protection was awesome today. I had so much time to try to find guys and try to take off and make plays with my legs.”
source: Cincy Jungle