"Everyone was doing everything we could to get ourselves back in the game".
_The Bengals still might be in it, but The Suits think there are more impactful games out there and so one of the NFL's great rivalries has been moved out of prime time.
Bengals C Eric Winston made his first start this season.
The Eagles were trounced by the Bengals on Sunday. Paul Turner led the receivers with 80 yards on six catches, while Ertz also had 79 yards and a score on nine grabs. Wentz gained 10 yards on the run and probably wouldn't have had any more even if Ertz wouldn't have pedaled sideways out of Burfict's way. And we've got a left guard playing right tackle, and there are some pieces that are just not cohesive right now.
"[The] ball is dropped down, turned out, then looped back around", one evaluator said. The quarterback has come back to earth after a stunning 3-0 start to the season.
After a field goal, the Bengals entered halftime with a 12-play, 93-yard touchdown drive. Graham has been the Eagles best player on the defensive side of the ball so far this year and it's not even close. "Our offensive line has been working hard all year and sometimes those changes are good, mixing up some guys".
His team took it to heart and started looking forward to next year as well. Why haven't you, a former QBs coach worked those kinks out?
The Eagles just aren't good enough to overcome those mistakes. That is a team record for pass attempts by a rookie and the second-most ever attempted by any rookie quarterback in the National Football League, behind only Chris Weinke's 63. "I wanted to get into the end zone so bad", Core said. "I am glad for our players".
For just a moment, it looked like 2015 again.
At that point it was 19-0 and the second half seemed like an unneeded exercise to cap a brutal afternoon. "And Whit and I were stout on the outside". "We ask our guys to turn and block".
Bodine, subbed in for two series last week, looked like he was in the whole way Sunday. There were at least three other passes that could have easily been picked off by the Bengals. He has three 300-yard passing games this season, the most by an Eagles rookie. Dalton's 130 passer rating is his highest for a full game since November 5, 2015 with a 139.8 in the Thursday night win over Cleveland.
On third down, the Bengals were allowed to convert 7 of 14 but were 7-for-9 at one point. They gave up 53 rushing yards, their best since holding Denver to 52 on September 25. The Eagles got 20 sacks in the first six games, but have only six sacks in the past six games.
"What is he? Six-8?" The offensive line is inconsistent at best, and the run game is non-existent. "I didn't know that".
"For sure. Yeah", he said, when asked if he feels that he has security beyond this season, adding that management has reinforced that with him.
Eagles: Wentz has struggled in the past five games, and this one was in many ways the worst yet.
Since then, he's 158-for-257 (61.4 percent) for 1,586 yards, four TDs and seven interceptions for a 72.8 rating. With seven men in coverage on Sunday, the Eagles couldn't do anything to stop Cincinnati's anemic and one-dimensional offense.
"I think it's both. He's not slow. He's a fast guy".
Let me preface with this: I'd be stunned if Jeff Lurie ditches Pederson after one season. The final four games are also going to be against teams that now have a winning record, with three of them still fighting for a wildcard spot (Redskins, Ravens, Giants).
"I implore and I challenge the leaders of the football team to stand up and really not only hold themselves (accountable) but the rest of the team", he said.