The Bengals looked lost and confused in their Sunday night football showdown with New England. After two quarters of play, Cincinnati had just eight first downs, 121 yards of offense and trailed 20-3.
That all changed in one play. After a 37-yard punt return by Adam Jones, wide receiver Mohamed Sanu got behind Alfonzo Dennard, and Andy Dalton hit him in stride for a 37-yard touchdown to bring the Bengals back to life.
This was only Sanu's second TD catch this year. He caught two TDs in all of 2013, but he looks like a significantly improved receiver from then.
That's good news for the Bengals, who played New England without Marvin Jones, and AJ Green has been shut down by Darrelle Revis and the Patriots defense.
That's made Sanu have to be Dalton's go-to weapon, and it looks like he's up to the task. He still has room to grow, and the Bengals are looking at a devastating trio of Jones, Sanu and Green once those three get fully established.