Experience Bengals’ electrifying plays, Burrow’s magic, and defensive brilliance in a thrilling clash against 49ers.
Burrow opens the game with a stellar seven-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd, making an impact in the first five minutes.
Burrow’s Houdini Act:
On a crucial third-and-ten play, Burrow displays exceptional evasiveness, avoiding multiple sacks and surprising everyone by finding Tee Higgins for a key first down.
Mixon’s 20-yard run contributes significantly to the drive, showcasing agility and breaking tackles, accumulating 55 yards on seven carries in the half.
Second Scoring Series:
In their next series, the Bengals capitalize on a strong kick return by Trayveon Williams, gaining over 50 yards on first down. Burrow’s precision finds Boyd for a 22-yard gain, setting the stage for another touchdown.
Burrow’s accuracy shines as he completes 10 of 12 passes for 95 yards, with crucial plays on first downs, orchestrating key drives and maintaining offensive momentum.
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The Bengals defense starts strong, led by DJ Reader’s charge, stopping Kyle Juszczyk on a critical third-and-one play.
Despite defensive efforts, 49ers quarterback Purdy showcases resilience, scrambling for a 15-yard gain and connecting with Brandon Aiyuk for a 31-yard play.
McCaffrey ties the NFL record with a touchdown in his 17th consecutive game, highlighting the 49ers‘ offensive prowess.
Bengals’ Defensive Resilience:
Apart from a field goal and McCaffrey’s touchdown, the Bengals’ defense stands firm, limiting the 49ers to 114 yards and holding McCaffrey to 31 yards on six carries.
Injury Scare and Comeback:
Pro Bowl end Trey Hendrickson faces an ankle injury in the second quarter but makes a resilient comeback before the end of the half.
The Bengals’ first-half performance is marked by offensive precision, defensive resilience, and overcoming challenges, setting the tone for an intense matchup against the formidable 49ers.