While the Bengals had 31 points on the afternoon against the Bills, it was a more methodical approach by the Bengals' offense that got them the victory this week. In games against the Seahawks and Ravens, the Bengals used a flurry of big plays at the beginning and end of the game to come away victorious.
While the Bengals had some big plays against Buffalo, they eschewed the way of the hare to pound their way to a win. Take a look at our list of the best Bengals plays of the week, cast your vote and sound off on your winner!
Jeremy Hill's First Quarter Receiving Touchdown:
After the Bills scored on their opening drive and the Bengals punted on theirs, the game had a different feel than it did in the first five weeks. Things settled down and Andy Dalton rallied the troops. Though it wasn't a particularly strong day running the football for Hill, he had a great catch and run to tie the game 7-7.
Giovani Bernard's Second Quarter Rushing Touchdown:
In an early drive during which the Bengals utilized Bernard often, he answered the call. No. 25 had a 23-yard catch and run, and followed with a beauty of a touchdown run where he went untouched. The play gave the Bengals a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter.
Darqueze Dennard's Interception:
In the first quarter, the Bills were on the move again, making things uncomfortable for the Bengals. When Leon Hall was a late scratch for the Bengals, second-year corner Darqueze Dennard stepped in. He did an admirable job, especially when he nabbed an interception off of EJ Manuel.
Marvin Jones' 42-Yard Catch:
The team and fans alike are ecstatic to have Jones back in 2015, and he proved as much on Sunday. While Buffalo was clamping down on A.J. Green, Dalton had to look elsewhere. On the opening drive of the second half, the Bengals were clinging to a 17-14 lead and faced second and eight from their own 42-yard line. What initially looked like a prayer heave from Dalton, turned out to be a beautiful rainbow that Jones brought in between two defenders to set the Bengals up in the red zone.
Marvin Jones' Catch-And-Touchdown Run:
Not to be outdone by his long distance circus catch, Jones had to get into the end zone. Two plays after the big grab, Dalton found Jones on a short route and let him do the rest. The result was a 10-yard touchdown that was both awesome and scary, given how Jones' arm landed over the end zone line.
Tyler Eifert's Third Quarter Touchdown Reception:
The Bills seemed to keep nipping at the Bengals' heels, with Cincinnati looking for that knockout punch. While holding a 24-14 lead, Dalton and Co. put together a 12-play drive, capped by an Eifert touchdown. It was especially impressive given Eifert was lined up outside on Buffalo's best corner, Stephon Gilmore. Eifert won the matchup and nabbed a four-yard touchdown.