The Bengals fell short to the Steelers on a Sunday in a game filled with what ifs after Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert were lost for the game after the first offensive series. George Iloka left the game shortly after and plenty of other players made their ways into and out of the locker room for the entirety of the game. Here are the interesting and noteworthy takeaways as well as the full breakdown of the Bengals' snap count.
- Though Vontaze Burfict was in and out of the game with a neck injury and getting concussion tests, he had a team-high 11 tackles while playing just 66% of snaps.
- Dre Kirkpatrick had the second most tackles on the team with 6 solo and 1 assisted tackle.
- In a series of unfortunate events, AJ McCarron had a career-high 49 snaps.
- Giovani Bernard took the lead in running back snaps after back-to-back weeks where Jeremy Hill was the recipient of more snaps. Hill rushed 7 times for 16 yards while Bernard had 6 rushes for 40 yards. In the passing game, Bernard contributed with three catches for 27 yards while Hill caught two for eight yards.
- After a week that saw many rookies in action, five rookies were active on Sunday. On offense, Tyler Kroft played 43 snaps due to Tyler Eifert leaving the game. Cedric Ogbuehi played just 6 snaps. On defense, rookies Josh Shaw, Troy Hill and Derron Smith were active. Shaw played 52 snaps due to Adam Jones missing the game, Hill played just 1 snap and Smith played 2.