It felt like the Cincinnati Bengals defense should have ended every possession against the Jacksonville Jaguars with an interception (looking at you, Emmanuel Lamur). It wasn't until Blake Bortles' fifth attempt at throwing an interception that Cincinnati finally said, "FINE, IF YOU WANT US TO INTERCEPT IT, WE WILL." (Those quotes may or may not be attributed to nobody).
George Iloka intercepted the football with 4:06 remaining in the game, sealing Cincinnati's 33-23 win over the Jags. It wasn't even that difficult... Iloka just patrolled an area where Jacksonville Jaguar receivers were. With Reggie Nelson and Dre Kirkpatrick covering tight end Clay Harbor and Allen Hurns respectively, Iloka was keeping his eye on the quarterback.
Iloka measured the desperation pass, with pressure on Bortles from Carlos Dunlap and Geno Atkins, and recorded the interception.
"I knew he was going throw it," said Iloka after the game. "He is a young quarterback and we watched it on film. I think he averages like two interceptions a game, and he throws into double coverage. We should have had four or five (interceptions) today. All of them, he was fortunate.
"On that play, I knew he was going to throw it because he looked left to the seam, I covered it, and he isn't the type to just take what he is given. The only thing I shouldn't have done was bring it out, but you know I wanted to take it 100 (yards)."
Great. You can thank Jeremy Hill for that helpful influence.
Here's a montage (no music so hum the Revenge of the Nerds soundtrack) of the Bengals missed interceptions on Sunday.