The Bengals’ drive lasts just three plays. Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney brings down Dalton for a 3-yard loss on third down, forcing another Cincinnati punt with just over eight minutes remaining in the contest. McKinney has two sacks in the game.
Cincinnati stops Houston on a third-down run, forcing a punt. The Bengals will get the ball back trailing by one, 10-9, with just over 10 minutes to go in the game. Cincinnati has still yet to score a touchdown this season.
They built a 28-3 lead by early in the third quarter and compiled 494 yards, up from 237 yards in the 26-9 loss at Pittsburgh the week before.
I guess everybody can use a warmup sometimes, Diggs said. He came out swinging. When your quarterback is bringing that energy, you just try to match it.
Trae Waynes and Harrison Smith each picked off Jameis Winston in the end zone , and Andrew Sendejo returned an interception 36 yards in the fourth quarter to set up one of two field goals by Kai Forbath.
Shadowed by Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes, Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had a quiet game with seven catches for 67 yards. When the offense returned to the sideline following Sendejo’s interception, Evans was shown on the TV broadcast angrily shoving over a trash can by the bench.
The Steelers coach told CBS’ Jamie Erdahl before the game that the team wanted to remove ourselves from the circumstance and meant no disrespect.
We’re not going to play politics, Tomlin said. We’re football players, we’re football coaches. We’re not participating in the anthem today — not to be disrespectful to the anthem but to remove ourselves from the circumstance.