The Cincinnati Bengals, who were playing the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, demonstrated their offensive capabilities with two scoring drives. They opened the Paycor Stadium game with a spectacular offensive effort that resulted in two touchdowns.
Tight end Irv Smith Jr. caught a 7-yard pass from quarterback Joe Burrow to score the game’s first touchdown early in the first quarter. Smith’s second reception in as many plays, this fast strike set the tone for the Bengals.
On their opening drive, Cincinnati was put in a goal-to-go situation thanks to his 11-yard reception. After battling a hamstring ailment for a while and managing 10 catches for 57 yards in the previous seven games, Smith made his first end zone reception since agreeing to a one-year contract with the Bengals in the offseason.
With just 35 seconds left in the first quarter, running back Joe Mixon increased the Bengals’ advantage to 14-7 after Smith’s touchdown with a 2-yard dash into the end zone.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Bengals have the longest opening-drive touchdown run in the NFL this season, having scored four straight games. This shows how impressive they are.
Irv Smith Jr. and Drew Sample, the tight end tandem, were essential to the Bengals’ offensive success. Apart from Smith’s effort, Drew Sample also made a big difference by converting a Burrow check-down ball into a 22-yard score. With 1:37 remaining in the first half, this incredible play not only converted a critical third down but also increased the Bengals’ lead to 21-7. Sample had already scored a touchdown in 2020 against the Houston Texans, making this his second touchdown of the season.
To sum up, the Cincinnati Bengals showed off their offensive ability with two spectacular touchdowns, highlighting the skill of their tight ends and their capacity to score on opening drives on a regular basis.