Bengals get back on track with win against Jets
Coming off an incredible comeback performance against the Browns, the New York Jets set out to take on the winless Cincinnati Bengals. Joe Burrow coming off a start to a football season he isn’t particularly used to with his given performance to open up the 2022 season. Struggling to really find his groove, Burrow and the Bengals were set to travel to the Meadowlands in what the team needed.
To open the game Joe Burrow successfully marched his team 90 yards in five minutes and twenty-five seconds to cap off a scoring drive on a twelve-yard pass play to back-up running back Samaje Perine. The Jets would counter with a field goal in the following drive to make the score 7-3, yet despite a Ja’mar Chase fumble the Jets failed to come up with what could’ve been their first lead of the game. Instead, the Jets only managed to travel twenty-one yards to tack on another field goal.
The short lead wouldn’t last ads Joe Burrow connects with Tyler Boyd for a fifty-six-yard pass completion for a touchdown with a mere five seconds left in the quarter. Advancing the score 14-6 in just the first quarter, Joe Burrow found himself already over a hundred passing yards with a pair of passing touchdowns.
Despite the huge success Burrow was having so soon in the game it was quite the opposite for his star counter parts. Both Ja’mar Chase and Joe Mixon failed to get any sort of momentum going throughout the game. While being targeted ten times Chase managed to only haul in six of the ten attempts for a low twenty-nine yards while finding the endzone. A touchdown that wasn’t much but a fantasy booster for player with Burrow and Chase. The touchdown came quick in the fourth quarter while the Bengals already had a commanding lead of 20-9. Before receiving the touchdown, Chase had only three receptions for twelve yards.
Joe Mixon didn’t have much to say offensively either only racking up thirty-eight total yards, twenty-four of which rushing and fourteen through the air. Instead, it was the duo of Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd that too the Jets by storm. The pair of receivers managed to combine for nine receptions, one-hundred and ninety-eight yards and a touchdown. Like last season Joe Burrow displayed his capability to perform without relying on heavy talent to pull out the win.
The Bengals although walking out victorious are still looking to really get going on all cylinders. With Burrow putting up two-hundred and seventy-five yards with three touchdowns without his superstar counter parts being a factor, there looks to be no ceiling when this team really gets everyone going consistently all at once.
As for the Jets their wings get clipped falling them to 1-2 on the year. With Zach Wilson eyeing a return week four (next week) its unpredictable to see how the remainder of the season will play out with trying to regrow the chemistry with their currently injured QB.