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Top plays from Bengals’ Week 3 win over Steelers

Cincinnati turned turnovers into touchdowns en route to a 24-10 victory over Pittsburgh. Vote for your top play of the week!

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

A road win against the Pittsburgh Steelers is a rare occasion for the Cincinnati Bengals. If only Bengals fans had more time to celebrate it.

Before we officially move on to Thursday night’s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, let’s tally up your votes for the play of the game.

Logan Wilson’s one-handed diving interception

Honestly, has a Bengals linebacker ever made such an athletic play?

Initially a blitzer, Wilson engages right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor while keeping his eyes on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Sam Hubbard, who started the play as an off-ball linebacker, loops around right guard Trai Turner and blows past running back Najee Harris to get a hit on Roethlisberger. The senior citizen quarterback throws a weak pass while being decimated by Hubbard, and Wilson’s instincts kick in.

It’s Wilson’s awareness that allows him to be in position to make such an impressive play, but it’s his quickness that completes his commendable effort. So many times have the Bengals been inches from making game-changing plays like this. To see one of their newest starters buck that trend is a welcome sight. And if it wasn’t for Hubbard’s hit, it wouldn’t have been possible.

Tyler Boyd’s 17-yard touchdown reception

Creating turnovers is great, but scoring off of them is even better. The offense’s first touchdown of the game directly followed Wilson’s interception. Boyd had two receptions on two consecutive plays this drive. The second one ended in him diving into the end zone.

The upside of passing out of empty sets is that your stud slot receiver can go up against a linebacker. Boyd easily separated from linebacker Devin Bush and subsequently made a fool out of Melvin Ingram, who was in coverage for whatever reason. Boyd bounced off Ingram’s would-be tackle and bursted towards pay dirt, giving Cincinnati their first lead of the game.

Ja’Marr Chase’s 34-yard touchdown reception

Quite the ending to a two-minute drill.

For the third time this season, which has lasted three weeks, Chase took the top off his opposition and ended up with the ball in the end zone. Per his quarterback, Chase told Burrow to “Just throw it up to me and I’ll go get it.”

Get it he did.

Chase’s burst and long speed on go routes is so valuable for the Bengals’ offense. It completely opens up the rest of the offense to be as dynamic as they’d like. Plays like this are exactly why Chase was taken fifth overall in this year’s NFL Draft.

Logan Wilson’s second interception of the game

The Steelers simply couldn’t keep up with the Bengals. Wilson wouldn’t allow it to happen.

After showing blitz, Wilson dropped back into underneath coverage as the Steelers attempted to execute a mesh concept over the middle. JuJu Smith-Schuster sat down his route and Roethlisberger tried a quick throw on the run. How he didn’t see Wilson is beyond anyone with working eyes.

The interception and return allowed the Bengals to score their final touchdown of the game just three plays later.

Poll

Time to vote! What is your Bengals at Steelers play of the game?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Logan Wilson’s one-handed diving interception
    (86 votes)
  • 18%
    Tyler Boyd’s 17-yard touchdown reception
    (53 votes)
  • 39%
    Ja’Marr Chase’s 34-yard touchdown reception
    (110 votes)
  • 10%
    Logan Wilson’s second interception of the game
    (30 votes)
279 votes total Vote Now