The Bengals played the best half of football we’ve seen from the team potentially all season. Scoring on four consecutive drives and ending the quarter 19-0, this is one of the highest moments we’ve seen from the team all year. And, this is without A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard. Jeremy Hill and Tyler Eifert scored first half touchdowns and Mike Nugent made two fields, but only one extra point. Fittingly, the half ended with a Nugent missed extra point (he couldn’t take the nice things we were starting to say about him). This was the fourth time in five games Nugent missed a PAT and his fifth extra point missed in as many games.
The half also included some big plays from young guys like Cody Core, who caught his first NFL catch, and it was a big one, a 50-yard grab that set up Hill’s touchdown. Tyler Boyd also added two catches for 30 yards and James Wright and Alex Erickson also contributed with catches in the half.
We asked for your first half reactions following the Bengals taking a 19-0 lead going into halftime. Here’s what you had to say.
@CincyJungle seriously! It's a relief, I forgot what this felt like.— Jessie Inacio (@inaciojj7) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle we had to at least show a flash of how bad we've been this season.— CincyBengalsFan (@BengalsFan1144) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle Don't jinks us/ but where has this team been all season⁉️— Craig Fluharty (@craigflu62) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle yes. They play 16 games. I support for all 16!!! Who Dey!!— Paul Tomasulo (@ws_tomasulo) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle Why? We were on pace for 6th pick or better in the draft. At the end of the day we might be out of top 10. For what?— Andy (@zorospride) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle happy yes but Nugent missing puts a sour taste in my mouth— CLNN (@CLePzZ) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle trying to be excited about it but this game means nothing— Josh Warmouth (@joshwarmouth23) December 4, 2016
@CincyJungle I'm happy that it's on the back of guys like Core, Fisher, Boyd, Eifert... The future— Jer (@jharrell) December 4, 2016