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Bengals season awards: Offensive Play of the Year

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The Cincinnati Bengals had some great offensive plays in early in the season. Which one was the most outstanding in 2018?

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With the multitude of injuries the Bengals suffered throughout the year, Cincinnati’s offense looked very different from Week 1 to Week 17. Even so, when the crew was healthy, they put up a lot of yards and points in the first half of the year.

Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for the Bengals’ 2018 Offensive Play of the Year!

A.J. Green’s 38-yard touchdown versus Colts: After keeping the game close for a bit, Cincinnati was down by two touchdowns as the third quarter was closing. Andy Dalton floated a pretty pass to Green, who sliced through the Indianapolis defense while lined up in the slot.

A.J. Green’s 32-yard touchdown reception versus the Ravens: Cincinnati’s star receiver struck again in Week 2, achieving a hat trick of scores against the Ravens for the night. Green’s second touchdown reception of the night was a beauty, in which he broke tackles and then outran three other defenders.

Tyler Boyd’s 37-yard touchdown versus Panthers: Even though it ended up being a loss for the Bengals, Boyd’s touchdown grab in Week 3 was a sight. Dalton was flushed from the pocket and threw a dart to Boyd, who tumbled making the catch after dragging across the field. The score put the game at 28-21 and the play was Boyd’s second-longest reception of 2018.

John Ross’ 39-yard touchdown reception versus Falcons: It was a shootout in Atlanta, as Dalton and Matt Ryan exchanged three touchdown passes apiece. Dalton’s second of the day was a toss down the seam to Ross, who ran past the Falcons’ secondary.

A.J. Green’s 13-yard game-winning touchdown reception versus Falcons: It wasn’t the biggest play of the year, in terms of net yardage, but it may have been the most clutch of 2018. Cincinnati was driving to win and capped off an incredible 15-play drive, with a laser beam from Dalton that he fit in between two Falcons defenders, as Green made a sliding catch for the win.

Jeff Driskel’s first career touchdown pass—a 28-yard play to Tyler Boyd: Though it was in “garbage time” in a game against the Browns that had gotten out of hand, Driskel’s strike to Boyd was a very nice play. It was Boyd’s sixth touchdown reception of the season.

Joe Mixon’s 51-yard run versus Steelers: Though Mixon’s career-long run didn’t net a touchdown (just a field goal) or lead to a victory, it tied up a game against the Steelers that initially appeared to be headed for a blowout. In the scamper, Mixon broke about five Steelers tacklers and claimed the AFC rushing title with his 105-yard performance.

Poll

What gets your vote for the Bengals’ 2018 Offensive Play of the Year

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    A.J. Green’s 38-yard touchdown reception vs. Colts
    (6 votes)
  • 8%
    A.J. Green’s 32-yard touchdown reception vs. Ravens
    (35 votes)
  • 2%
    Tyler Boyd’s 37-yard touchdown catch vs. Panthers
    (8 votes)
  • 1%
    John Ross’ 39-yard touchdown reception vs. Falcons
    (6 votes)
  • 58%
    A.J. Green’s 13-yard game-winning touchdown vs. Falcons
    (230 votes)
  • 0%
    Jeff Driskel’s first career touchdown pass vs. Browns
    (3 votes)
  • 26%
    Joe Mixon’s 51-yard run vs. Steelers
    (105 votes)
  • 0%
    Other
    (3 votes)
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