Game Rewind: Steelers Vs Bengals Game Notes

Game notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers AFC North victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

First Half

– Kick return unit. Front five. McDonald-Watt-Matakevich-Chickillo-Fort. Golden behind. Walton/Conner/Nix on the wedge. JuJu/Watson as the returners.

– AB touchdown. Stack release gets Brown free off the line.

– Kick coverage left to right. Sensabaugh-Golden-Williams-Fort-Watson-Boswell-Matakevich-Chickillo-Nix-DHB-Hilton

Ryan Shazier playing the run so much better than he used to. Square to the block. And later in the game, the second clip, reverse pancakes Tyler Kroft.

– Looks like Bud Dupree screws up here. Doubt he has a two-way go. Has to contain this rush. Gets caught inside. Andy Dalton able to escape.

– Punt return unit. Sensabaugh/Artie jammers. On the line. DHB-Watson-Chickillo-Fort-Golden-Matakevich-Wilcox-Nix.

– Punt coverage team. On the line. Watt-Fort-Canaday-Matakevich-Chickillo. Nix/Davis the wings, Golden the upback. Wilcox/DHB the gunners.

– Still think the big run by Joe Mixon was Mike Hilton’s fault. Didn’t keep the cup and let the back bounce it. Not on Sean Davis, who was just filling his gap.

Jesse James solid block here. Coming across the formation to seal the LB.

Cam Heyward. What a beast.

Danny Smith seemed to be mad at Jesse James for his poor punch on the edge guy on the end-of-half field goal. Bengal player was able to knife in so easily.

Second Half

– 3rd and 9 for the Bengals. Steelers in Cover 1 Robber. Great coverage, plaster, ball thrown away.

Antonio Brown so good in scramble drills. Covered initially, Ben rolls, keeps the play alive, Brown breaks his route off and hauls in a 19 yard completion.

T.J. Watt taking a page out of James Harrison’s book. Nice rip.

– Nice pull by Chris Hubbard on this Dart scheme. Square on contact and then sets his hips to turn the linebacker inside.

– Can’t believe the Bengal player didn’t hit Golden’s arm on this fake punt. Never saw it coming.

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Alex Kozora

Full-time blogger from mom’s basement. Marrying tape and statistics. Chidi Iwuoma is my favorite Steeler of all-time.

  • Justin Warrenfeltz

    Man, Golden’s throw looked so ugly coming out, but the pass was right on the money. Have to admit, was definitely clenching when I saw we were faking that punt haha.

  • Nathanael Dory

    I told you Watt would try the rip move. He is a smart one lol

  • Brandon Watson

    I think Debo’s professionalism can’t be understated. I see him still leading the team pre-game huddle with Joey Peezy’s ‘who-ride’ chant from BITD and to Nathanael Dory’s point … obviously sharing knowledge and putting time into a rookie drafted to obviously and hopefully put Debo on the bench to be available in big game situations

  • Brandon Watson

    I like it. I love this Dupree/Watt combo. It may not be the Debo/Wood combo or Lloyd/Green (Quiver & Quake) from BITD but then again … maybe it will be. 🙂