Unfortunately, we are all attempting to grab any positive moments from the Bengals’ crushing Week 2 loss at home against the 49ers. The game was relatively close in the first half, which is where some of Cincinnati’s best plays occurred this week.
Despite some long dry spells and the 49ers taking control of the game near halftime, there were some big plays by the Bengals. Most were on offense, but a turnover was a key moment as well.
Cast your vote for the Bengals’ Week 2 Play of the Week!
Tyler Boyd’s 47-yard reception: Cincinnati’s defense allowed San Francisco to march down the field on their opening drive, but the Bengals were set to respond. On their second drive of the game, Dalton floated a beauty to a wide open Boyd for a big gain to set up a touchdown.
Very nice pic.twitter.com/aMmhMyg65z— Matt Minich (@CoachMinich) September 16, 2019
Tyler Eifert’s touchdown reception: After the Boyd reception, the Bengals plodded to the end zone. While Eifert’s one-yard grab wasn’t overly-theatrical, you have to feel good about the guy coming back and contributing. He’s endured so many injury hardships that it’s great to see him doing work in the red zone for the Bengals again.
Welcome back, @tylereifert. pic.twitter.com/MnP6QLt0qt— Dadio Makdook (@dadiodefacto) September 15, 2019
John Ross’s 34-yard reception: This scamper set up points when the Bengals needed it as well. It was a play the Bengals ran a couple of times on Sunday, and it came with great results. This big catch-and-run on a slant set up a field goal midway in the second quarter.
Watching John Ross is the only thing about this team that makes me feel happy right now pic.twitter.com/hq18OxztW7— Matt Minich (@CoachMinich) September 16, 2019
William Jackson’s interception and return: Despite Matt Minich’s cynical comments below with the clip (we still love you, Matt), Jackson made a big play at a critical moment in the contest. Unfortunately, the Bengals’ offense completely squandered the opportunity, but Jackson stepped up at a needed point in time.
I’m not even happy about this— Matt Minich (@CoachMinich) September 16, 2019
Bad offense, not good defense pic.twitter.com/xD32YSBo5d
John Ross’ 66-yard touchdown reception: If this play looks familiar, it should, as it was very similar to Ross’ 34-yard bolt earlier. Though it was in garbage time, Ross caught the ball and outran every 49ers defender to get into the end zone.
(Friday “Damn” gif) pic.twitter.com/Cuy6OCIY04— Matt Minich (@CoachMinich) September 16, 2019
What play gets your vote for the best by the Bengals in Week 2 against the 49ers?
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Tyler Boyd’s 47-yard reception
Tyler Eifert’s touchdown grab
John Ross’ 34-yard reception
William Jackson’s interception and return
John Ross’ 66-yard touchdown reception