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Bengals vs. Giants Twitter reactions

The Bengals nearly pulled off the upset but ultimately fell by just two points.

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That certainly was a football game. Fans who endured got a treat by being reminded that Colt McCoy is still in the NFL as he came in relief for Daniel Jones about halfway through the game against the Giants.

Of course, the Bengals were dealing with their ow issues at quarterback with Brandon Allen replacing Joe Burrow. The story of the game really became which backup could do enough to not lose the game, and that answer was the guy everyone would’ve sworn was out of the NFL. That made for quite the reactions from fans.

Starting hot

Brandon Wilson refused to let the Bengals struggle to get their first points of the day. He took his first kickoff back 103 yards for a touchdown. It may have been the best part of the day for a Cincinnati team that didn’t have many more bright spots on the day.

Vonn Bell creates an opportunity

Bell has been heavily criticized for when he gets beat in coverage this season, but the veteran safety has proven his is extremely valuable in other areas. For instance, he forced a fumble that he then recovered. The return also gave a struggling Bengals offense a short field that resulted in a field goal.

Rookie appreciation

Tee Higgins certainly missed Burrow on the day, but he and Allen were able to hook up for a late touchdown that at least got the Bengals within striking distance. Higgins has had a fantastic rookie campaign, and even though it may not maintain the same trajectory, he is still capable of showing off.

Predictable

Cincinnati actually ended up having a shot at the end of the game. They scored what seemed to be a garbage time touchdown to put the team within two points of the Giants. The defense ended up doing its job with some help by a boneheaded penalty from New York, and then Alex Erickson came to life on a return that setup the offense at midfield.

Then Allen got sacked and fumbled.

The huge shift in feeling obviously made for quite the reactions.

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