Bengals turning to the running game as they try to grind out the second half and run the clock. Having a ton of success, then the RPO pays off for a chunk to Tee Higgins. To this point, best drive of the day so far.
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Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase now has 553 receiving yards through first six games, the second-most by any rookie in the Super Bowl era. Incredibly impressive for a man who learned how to catch in late August.
Joe Burrow reacts to the Coach O news at LSU. "That's disappointing to me... I wouldn't be here without Coach O." #Bengals #LSU pic.twitter.com/mJ8bqi4e2g
Actives/inactives: #Bears WR Allen Robinson, #Packers OL Elgton Jenkins, #Bengals RB Joe Mixon, WFT WR Terry McLaurin, #Colts WR TY Hilton, #Lions RB D'Andre Swift are all active.
Brandon Allen to Auden Tate for another @Bengals TD. #RuleTheJungle 📺: #CINvsDET on FOX 📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/5TStixbUYz
#Bengals settle for a McPherson 40-yard FG to up the lead to 20-0. But a third-down pass going off Tyler Boyd's hands is something you don't see often.
Scattershooting while wondering how Bengals RB Chris Evans gets 67 yards from scrimmage and a TD today after basically being an afterthought at the end of his run at Michigan...
Trey Hendrickson has 3 sacks over the past 2 games. Over the past 3 games, the Bengals have just 4 sacks. Logan Wilson has the other one forcing Lawrence out of bounds behind the line.
Bengals DE Trey Hendrickson giving Lions rookie OT Penei Sewell all he can handle.
No. 79 Jackson Carman has been taken into the locker room with an illness. His return is questionable.
Some remarkable drip levels from Bengals CB Chidobe Awuzie. pic.twitter.com/khV039Yh9y
Halftime: Bengals 10, Lions 0. Evan McPherson hits from 38. Defense and Ja'Marr: That's been the Bengals year in a nutshell.
Bengals CB Eli Apple played 38 coverage snaps and was targeted as the nearest defender just once, per NFL Next Gen Stats. It went incomplete.
Today's 23-point win over the Detroit Lions was the biggest margin of victory during Zac Taylor's 2+ seasons in Cincinnati.
Drew Sample not exactly a young Tyler Eifert on that ball up the seam.
Bengals rookie Trey Hill taking first-team reps at right guard during warmups. Would be his first career start.
Bengals inactives (only four because they have 52 on the roster): DE Darius Hodge WR Mike Thomas (ankle) DT Tyler Shelvin CB Tre Flowers Also, LB Joe Bachie and RB Trayveon Williams were called up from the practice squad and RB Samaje Perine is still on reserve/COVID-19
First career kick return for Germaine Pratt as he snags the onside kick attempt and takes it 6 yards.
An interesting development: Trenton Irwin comes out for a punt return instead of Darius Phillips.
Tre'Quan has a great shot. We'll see on Mike Thomas. twitter.com/teedeelamb/sta…
#Bengals inactives vs #Lions: CB Tre Flowers DE Darius Hodge WR Mike Thomas DT Tyler Shelvin
Sam Hubbard with a destruction of the pitch to Swift. Bengals call timeout to try and set up their standard deep shots before halftime. #MorrisonMinutes
2020 Bengals: Brandon Allen's presence makes everyone sad 2021 Bengals: Brandon Allen's presence makes everyone happy
Sorry, this was on Riley Reiff. Hard to hear in here. (RG is still a problem) twitter.com/pauldehnerjr/s…
Jessie Bates puts pressure in Goff's face on a house blitz, and the #Bengals D gets off the field. They'll have about 3 minutes to work with. Irwin back for another punt return.
Further confirmation that Detroit borders Canada: Bengals LB Akeem Davis-Gaither's last name was prounced as if it was French.
Lions' RB Jamaal Williams (hip, illness) and TE T.J. Hockenson, both listed as questionable for Sunday, both are expected to play vs. the Bengals, per source.
Swift (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Lions have regularly been listing Swift as questionable for games after he sustained a groin injury in early August, but his availability for any week has never seemed to be in major peril. The second-year back's usage of late would seemingly hint that the Lions are becoming increasingly comfortable with his health; after playing between 55 and 68 percent of the offensive snaps through the first three weeks, he's logged 72 and 73 percent snap shares in Weeks 4 and 5, respectively.
Definitely don't want to hear Dan Campbell talk about how much his team fought today, no matter what happens in these final 10 minutes. Defense was competitive early, closed up shop at halftime, and the offense stinks.
Lions head coach Dan Campbell on QB Jared Goff: "I feel like he needs to step up more than he has."
Ja'Marr Chase having a better day blocking than Penei Sewell.
Lions' WRs today: * Amon-Ra St. Brown * Kalif Raymond * KhaDarel Hodge * Tom Kennedy * Geronimo Allison Not quite how they envisioned it heading into the season.
Goff takes a check down to Williams for a loss of two. He had Darren Fells cutting across the middle for at least 15.
Throw really wasn't that bad from Burrow, just through Chase's hands. Lions take advantage with the pick. Taunting on Tracy Walker for flexing after the pick, I guess.
Rookie RB Jermar Jefferson is active for the first time in his career
That was Derrick Barnes and Alim McNeill blowing up that last series for the Lions. Rookies doing some work at least
Aaron Glenn deserves a ton of credit for what he's doing with an outmanned defense. Once again, the offense is laying an egg. And once again, the defense is coming through with huge stops to keep Detroit in it, including a pick by Oruwariye and a third-down sack by Julian Okwara
Austin Seibert hits from 35 to get the Lions on the board, and a lot of sarcastic cheers from the crowd. It's 27-3
Aaron Glenn has dialed up a several over the A-gaps already, mostly using Alex Anzalone. Threat of interior pressure that time left Julian Okwara uncovered for the sack.
Evans got behind Jalen Reeves-Maybin. Bengals add extra point and lead 7-0 with 8:26 left in 1st quarter. #CINvsDET
Interesting to note that Lions de-activated Trinity Benson - who they traded for in the preseason - and are playing Tom Kennedy and PS call-up Geronimo Allison instead.
Jack Fox just punted a 70-yard line drive that bounced out of bounds at the 2. Still a robot.
With both running backs among four Detroit Lions players listed as questionable for Sunday’s matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals, the inactive list for Detroit provided a welcome sigh of relief.
Both D’Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams are active for the Week 6 contest at Ford Field. The two other players who were questionable with injury designations, TE T.J. Hockenson and OLB Trey Flowers, are also active.
The Lions who will be inactive:
For the Bengals, there are not really any surprises
Tom Kennedy will rejoin the Lions' depleted WR group today -- he's active for the first time since Week 2. Jermar Jefferson's also active. Minor surprise: Trinity Benson will sit. Other Lions inactives: Jashon Cornell, Daryl Worley, Eric Banks, Mark Gilbert, Jessie Lemonier
Detroit Lions inactives: WR Trinity Benson CB Daryl Worley DE Eric Banks OLB Jessie Lemonier CB Mark Gilbert DE Jashon Cornell
Great read by Jerry Jacobs on third down. He's playing with a ton of confidence right now.
Derrick Barnes coming off the field holding his shoulder. Getting looked at now.
Julian Okwara has been trending up lately, and just broke through with his first career sack. Good to see him starting to figure it out