Bengals cornerback Leon Hall had one of his worst outings of the season last week and the consensus for that opinion lays at the feet of Pittsburgh's 94-yard touchdown reception. Hall also allowed an 11-yard catch on Sunday, giving him two receptions allowed for 105 yards allowed and an opposing quarterback rating of 149.3. Hall played 68 snaps on Sunday, with 36 in coverage.
It was arguably his worst performance since Jacksonville, when Hall allowed seven receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown -- the first of two that he's given up all season.
Yet, Martavis Bryant's 94-yarder is burned into memory. If not, then here:
Cincinnati's defense moved around during presnap, but Hall stayed with Bryant, who went into motion, providing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger with a significant clue into Cincinnati's scheme.
Hall is moving on and, despite turning 30 years old earlier this week, remains confident in his abilities.
"Thinking back that's one of my worst plays I've had in my career especially considering how big it was as far as yardage is concerned," Hall said via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "But to be quite honest, you can't just focus on one play. I have a whole bunch of film from this season. You can look at it one way — it depends on who is looking at it, I guess — but I'm comfortable with my physical abilities and how much I can move left to right front to back turn and run and all that stuff. I'm pretty confident if I would have played my technique just fine as I played it before that happened in the entire game I would have been OK."