The Bengals looked to be in trouble when Vontaze Burfict exited the game with a head injury. He played well in the first half in helping Cincinnati build a 15-0 lead, but left on the final drive of the half.
In his place, Emmanuel Lamur and Vincent Rey have been making plays at linebacker, highlighted by the first career interception by Lamur.
Emmanuel Lamur diving interception https://t.co/GoJ09fupeb— Brennen Warner (@JustBeWarned) September 7, 2014
Lamur missed the entire 2013 season after dislocating his shoulder in the final preseason game. He was, and still appears to be, the Bengals' best pass-coverage linebacker. That play was a nice example of that. If Burfict is out for any extended amount of time, that means Lamur and Rey will need to step up in his place.