Cincinnati Bengals: Cincy Pulls Off Stunner on Wild Monday Night
The Cincinnati Bengals only believed in themselves and no one thought they were going to win another football game this season. Cincinnati pulled off one of the upsets of the year on Monday night football against the Pittsburgh Steelers by a final score of 27-17.
The Bengals did not even have Joe Burrow and this game would have been even worse with him in the lineup. One of the most outstanding things that happened in this football game was Vonn Bell smacking Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster on his behind and causing him to fumble.
Smith-Schuster is a known tick tock star and he danced on the Cincinnati Bengals logo before the football game. He got what he deserved and hopefully he learned his lesson from this.
Bell is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of the Cincinnati Bengals defense. It still has some holes to fix in free agency and via the NFL Draft in 2021 this offseason.
Brandon Allen was out for Cincinnati also at quarterback. Ryan Finley started the game for the Cincinnati Bengals at the quarterback position. Finley only completed 7-of-13 passes for 89 yards and one touchdown. He also had 10 carries for 47 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Giovani Bernard rushed for 83 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown. He also caught a 14-yard touchdown reception from Ryan Finley in the second-quarter.
Joe Mixon was out of this game for Cincinnati due to injury. The Bengals have a ton of talent on the offensive side of the football, but they desperately need help on the offensive line and need to draft some offensive lineman in the 2021 NFL Draft.
A.J. Green caught two passes for 40 yards receiving.
Tee Higgins caught three passes for 31 yards receiving.
Tyler Boyd did not have a single reception or catch in this football game. He left the game with an injury and he did not return.
The defense may have played its best game all season long. They picked off Ben Roethlisberger once. They made Roethlisberger look like a lost cause.
This win may have been a cultural changing win for the Cincinnati Bengals in this lost season. This is why the games are played. Even though Pittsburgh looks miles ahead of Cincinnati, the Steelers feel into the ultimate trap game against the Bengals.
Head Coach Zac Taylor has not had a good record in his first two seasons, but hopefully this win has this football team heading in the right direction. Taylor was the quarterbacks coach for the Los Angeles Rams under Sean McVay before taking the job with Cincinnati.
They still need a couple of more drafts and offseasons until they become really good once again. The Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Cleveland Browns are also really good in the AFC North. Cincinnati maybe playing in the best division in the NFL.
This win was a good win and potentially a franchise changer for the Cincinnati Bengals. As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they are in big time trouble moving forward.
The Pittsburgh Steelers (11-3) will host the Indianapolis Colts (10-4) next Sunday.
The Cincinnati Bengals (3-10-1) will be on the road against the Houston Texans (4-10) next Sunday.
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