The Cincinnati Bengals entered Sunday fresh off their upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers ending an 11-game losing streak to their division rival.
On Sunday, they had a matchup with the 4-10 Houston Texans with Brandon Allen back in as the starting QB, and he put on a show in his best performance of his career.
This was a fun game right from the start as the Bengals’ opening drive ended in a touchdown pass making it 7-0.
The two teams would enter the halftime break tied at 10, setting up an exciting second half from these two teams.
The Bengals took the first drive of the second half 75 yards in 4 plays to take the 17-10 lead.
Houston wasted no time in answering as they had their own 75-yard drive that resulted in a touchdown making it a 17-17 game.
Allen continued to build on his career day as he led a 5-play, 75-yard TD drive capped off with a 20-yard TD pass to Tee Higgins to retake the lead 24-17.
Unfortunately, the defense couldn’t get a needed stop as the Texans march right down the field to tie it at 24.
Another scoring drive led by Allen put the Bengals back in front 27-24, but the defense once again allowed the Texans to drive down the field and punch it in for to take a 31-27 lead.
However, it was Allen’s day as he led another 75-yard drive resulting in a TD to take a 34-31 lead.
Then the defense finally stepped up and forced a Deshaun Watson fumble allowing the offense to run the clock down and add another FG extending the lead to 37-31.
The defense got the final stop needed and the Bengals come away with their second win in a row defeating the Texans 37-31.
Brandon Allen was outstanding all day for the Bengals as he had a career day finishing with 371 yards on 29/37 passing and had 2 TDs.
Every time the Texans answered, Allen responded and led the team down the field to retake the lead.
Although the Bengals aren’t going to the playoffs, they have shown a ton of improvement this season and are going to be heading into 2021 with a ton of momentum and will hopefully have a healthy Joe Burrow to lead the way.