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Twitter reactions from Bengals’ road win over Texans

The Bengals are finishing off 2020 strong, and there were some amazing plays from this game.

Cincinnati Bengals v Houston Texans Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

The Bengals put away the Texans late after a wild second half full of points. This marks a winning streak for the Bengals as well as Zac Taylor’s first road win of his career as a head coach.

There is a lot to build off of four this team. Here we will take a look at some of the best reactions to some of the biggest moments from Cincinnati’s road win against Houston.

Brandon Allen starts hot

Allen got the start after missing last week’s upset over the Steelers, and on the opening drive he didn’t disappoint. It wasn’t his craziest drive, but it kicked off what would turn into a career game for the backup quarterback who probably earned himself the backup spot again next season.

Samaje Perine busts the game open

One of the least likely players to provide the homerun threat on Sunday for Cincinnati was backup running back Perine. He has flashed some big plays while Joe Mixon has been out, but he had a career day. The biggest play came when he helped the Bengals end their third quarter woes.

Defense crumbles in the second half

The Bengals have relied on their defense with Joe Burrow out for the season, and they played pretty well in the first half. However, in the second half they let David Johnson run all over them and Deshaun Watson move the ball down the field on command. Missed tackles were a huge problem.

Tee Higgins with the play of the game

Higgins didn’t look like a rookie Sunday. He consistently made plays on deep passes by Allen. One of his best was pulling in a highly contested pass while simultaneously dragging his toes in for a touchdown. The play helped answer a Texans score that came quickly after Perine’s huge run. The future is bright with Higgins out wide.

Wild finish with an unlikely ending

The Bengals ended up taking a late lead that may have come in an ill-advised way. They scored a touchdown on first and goal down by four right after the two-minute warning. Some argued that giving the ball to Watson and the Texans offense with that much time was a recipe for disaster, but that is when the Bengals defense finally stepped up and created their first turnover of the game to help seal the deal for Zac Taylor’s first road win of his tenure as head coach.