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Story of the Game
Despite winning the game, New York lost quarterback Daniel Jones to what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Jones tried to come back into the game but limped off the field after just one pass.
Neither offense was able to push the ball downfield very much. Cincinnati had zero plays that gained over 20 yards (for the first time this season), while Evan Engram had the only two for New York. Engram’s 129 receiving yards was a career-high for the tight end, who has seen his fair share of struggles in 2020.
Wayne Gallman was also one of the few offensive bright spots in this game, rushing for his sixth touchdown in five games.
The Bengals' offense was abysmal without No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow. Cincinnati put up just 155 yards of total offense, the team’s lowest output of the season.
Tee Higgins was the only player on the Bengals who showed any sort of life. He led Cincinnati in receiving yards and caught a touchdown that brought the team within two. For the Giants, neither Andrew Thomas nor Shane Lemieux allowed a pressure on Jones or Colt McCoy.
On the other side of the ball, the combination of Darnay Holmes, Carter Coughlin and Cam Brown recorded four pressures on the day. Niko Lalos was also able to pick off Brandon Allen, and Tae Crowder recorded three tackles — the most among all rookies.
For the Bengals, Logan Wilson pressured the quarterback twice and paced the way for all rookie defenders, with 35 snaps.
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