The Cincinnati wide receiver was descriptive as to how, in his opinion, Pittsburgh simply gave up towards the end of their Week 3 loss.
CINCINNATI – The wide receiver of the Cincinnati Bengals, Tyler Boyd, has never doubted in terms of honesty.
So in their press conference this Monday, after the team’s 24-10 victory over the Pittsburgh steelers, Boyd was frank when evaluating how the Steelers the party in Heinz Field.
“The last plays of the game for them, they gave up,” he said. Boyd. “You could see it. They had three drops in a row.”
The veteran wide receiver of the Bengals made reference to the final offensive series of the game for the Steelers, in which the novice runner Najee harris and the wide receiver Chase claypool they alternated dropped passes on the final three offensive plays. Cincinnati took possession, knelt twice, and the game clock ran out for his second consecutive win over the Steelers and first in Pittsburgh since 2015.
Cincinnati was up by as much as 17 points in the second half, and was in control for most of the game, the head coach of Pittsburgh, Mike Tomlin.
“We only played poorly and they beat us,” he offered. Tomlin.
Boyd, who went to college in Pitt and attended high school in nearby Clairton, Pennsylvania, said that Bengals they would not have acted the same in a similar situation. In 2019, Boyd played despite a cramp in the final seconds of a Week 16 game against the Miami dolphins, when a loss would have tied up the top pick of the 2020 draft to Cincinnati. Boyd reached the line of scrimmage, allowing the Bengals tie the game on an ‘Ave Maria’ pass on the final play of regulation time. Cincinnati he eventually succumbed in overtime.
The Steelers, said Boyd, did not show the same attitude against Bengals on Sunday.
“They showed the whole nation, on TV, what they are made of and how they surrendered,” he said. Boyd.
The Bengals, one of the worst teams in the NFL in recent years, they have a two-game winning streak over the Steelers. Before the surprise victory of the Bengals last year in “Monday Night Football“, the Steelers they had won all 11 previous appointments, including one game in the 2015 playoffs.
The cornerback of the Bengals, Mike Hilton, who previously played for the Steelers before signing with Cincinnati in free agency, believes that the moment in the rivalry with Pittsburgh has changed.
“We wanted to make a statement, not just to the AFC North, but around the league, that we are here and ready to play, “he said. Hilton.