The Cincinnati Bengals were victorious for the first time in the preseason and in the Zac Taylor era. While there were mistakes to note in the win, there were a number of notable plays that contributed to the win.
Cast your vote and sound off on your winner for the Bengals’ preseason Week 2 Play of the Game in their 23-13 win over the Redskins.
Drew Sample’s five-yard touchdown reception: The Bengals’ rookie had a rough debut against the Chiefs, but we began to see some of the plans the staff has in store for the versatile offensive weapon. Coming out of motion and settling in out of the slot (sort of), Sample took off into the flat, grabbed a Ryan Finley pass and darted into the end zone.
Jordan Willis’ sack-strip-fumble: It’s a huge summer for Willis and his roster chances and he has played pretty well in the first two games. He had a huge play late in the third quarter where he sacked Dwayne Haskins and jarred the ball loose. Kerry Wynn recovered the fumble and it led to a game-tying touchdown from the offense.
I about had Jordan Willis’ bags packed and ready to go until this. Still think he’s on the bubble. pic.twitter.com/wnAqffhhv9— Nyck Grayson (@Nycholas__) August 16, 2019
Auden Tate’s three-yard touchdown reception: Speaking of that game-tying touchdown, Tate showed up big on the ensuing drive with an acrobatic catch and another where he tumbled into the end zone on a slant. Tate is another guy fighting for a final roster spot and has had a few nice plays in the first two preseason contests.
Tristan Vizcaino’s 57-yard field goal: The second-year kicker had a miss from 46 yards out earlier, but that didn’t stop the coaches from having faith in his ability to nail one from even further away. Midway through the fourth quarter, Vizcaino sailed a 57-yarder through the uprights to give the Bengals three huge points late in the game.
Alex Erickson’s 75-yard punt return touchdown: Erickson’s preseason magic continues into 2019. While he’s looking to have a bigger impact on offense under Zac Taylor, his biggest contribution this summer has again come on special teams. Erickson made a great catch on a punt late in the fourth quarter, dodged a tackle and went up the sideline. He cut back inside, only to shake another tackler and take the ball 75 yards in for the score and a highlight-reel play.
Call your shot!
What gets your vote for the Bengals’ preseason Week 2 Play of the Game?
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Drew Sample’s five-yard touchdown reception
Jordan Willis’ sack-fumble
Auden Tate’s three-yard touchdown reception
Tristan Vizcaino’s 57-yard field goal
Alex Erickson’s 75-yard punt return touchdown