The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t finish with a week 1 win like everyone hoped after a potential game winning TD pass to A.J. Green was called back for offensive pass interference followed by a missed FG to tie to the game.
However, I know none of us are here for moral victories, but the Bengals have positives to build on from week 1 and Green still believes this team will be special.
A.J. Green: "This team is going to be special"— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 13, 2020
The second half was a much better half for the Bengals’ offensive line as they were able to give Joe Burrow more time to survey the field and make plays as he finished with 193 passing yards, 46 rushing yards, and a rushing TD.
Burrow had some throws that he wishes he had back but at the end of the day it was an encouraging debut especially without a preseason.
Burrow led a 2-minute drill drive to give the Bengals a shot at the win/tie without any timeouts left. Burrow’s overall performance and final drive also caught the eye of A.J. Green who thought he had the winning TD catch.
A.J. Green: "Saw a lot in Joe leading that last drive. Just had a bad call. He didn't play like a rookie or act like a rookie. That guy don't flinch."— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) September 13, 2020
"We've got a special one in Joe." #Bengals
Despite the heartbreaking end, the Bengals can build on this performance and have a good season. It will be a quick turnaround as they now travel to face the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.