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Bengals’ Unsung Hero of the Week in preseason Week 2 win over Cowboys

Though many facets of the team failed in a win, some Bengals players flew under the radar, in terms of their contributions.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

In every football game, there are many players who contribute to a potential win. The Cincinnati Bengals won their second consecutive preseason game of 2018 in a roller coaster of a contest against the Dallas Cowboys.

There are more prominent players who have received more attention for their respective parts in the win, but others definitely contributed.

Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for the Bengals’ preseason Week 2 Unsung Hero of the Week!

Jeff Driskel: The athletic signal-caller had a rough start to the game, as two of his first four passes he threw in the contest ended up on a lost fumble (by Tyler Boyd) and an interception. Still, Driskel rebounded and ended up 10-of-16 for 119 yards. He engineered two long, third quarter drives that led to 10 points.

Matt Barkley: The backup quarterback only threw four passes, but he made them count. He missed on only one of them and connected for 54 yards and a touchdown. Interestingly enough to some, Barkley was the third quarterback to come into the game on Saturday.

John Ross: The second-year receiver has had both grimace-inducing and “wow” moments in the first two preseason games, but he had a couple of other great plays on Saturday. It seems as if he’s getting better with more snaps—shocker.

He took a short pass for a 29-yard gain and also hung on to a two-point conversion attempt after a big hit. Ross was also open on what would have been a big gain, if not for a great play by a Cowboys defender.

Kevin Huber: The long-tenured punter of the Bengals had a good night, overall. He shanked a punt late in the game, but Huber had three of his six punts land inside the Cowboys’ 20-yard line and had a near-42-yard average on his kicks.

Darius Phillips: The rookie defensive back has reportedly had a bad training camp, but stepped up on special teams on Saturday night. On a punt return, he had a 24-yard sprint, as well as two kick returns averaging 36 yards apiece.

Sam Hubbard: The Bengals and Teryl Austin have done some interesting things with the defense in a few short months, but their moving of Hubbard around on the line seems to be bearing fruit. He had two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble.


Who gets your vote for the Bengals’ preseason Week 2 Unsung Hero of the Week?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    QB Jeff Driskel
    (142 votes)
  • 2%
    QB Matt Barkley
    (12 votes)
  • 6%
    WR John Ross
    (28 votes)
  • 2%
    P Kevin Huber
    (11 votes)
  • 12%
    DB/KR Darius Phillips
    (53 votes)
  • 36%
    DL Sam Hubbard
    (155 votes)
  • 4%
    (20 votes)
421 votes total Vote Now