Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals: Studs, Duds & Reaction

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 Duds (Part 2)

Aug 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Daniel Herron (34) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Doyle, Kenny Britt, Nate Washington (Drops)
These three wide receivers each had crucial drops that either killed drives or took points off the board. Locker made perfect passes and these three men couldn’t complete the play. Nate Washington flat out dropped a touchdown with Adam “Pacman” Jones covering him. Jack Doyle hurt his chances of making the 53-man roster. Kenny Britt is either dropping passes or not coming back to the football.

Those miscues cost them at least 10-14 points. A 17-3 halftime deficit should’ve been no worse than 17-13, possibly 17-17. First five trips inside scoring territory and this team comes out with— six points.

Kickers (Rob Bironas, Maikon Bonani)
Titans kickers don’t like slick balls. That’s the only explanation for Rob Bironas and Maikon Bonani combining to miss three of their first four kicks. What made it surprising was that they weren’t long kicks. Bironas wasn’t anywhere close on his two misses. His misses seemed to deflate the defense, especially his first one when the Titans basically started the drive in field-goal range.