After pulling ahead with just 50 seconds remaining in the game, the Cincinnati Bengals were unable to hold on to the lead in the waning seconds, as Logan Woodside and the Atlanta Falcons drove down the field to get just close enough for Younghoe Koo to kick the game-tying field goal.
Rookie running back Bijan Robinson drew all the attention early in the game. The Texas product ripped off a 12-yard gain with his first NFL carry, forcing two missed tackles along the way. He added a one-handed grab in the passing game to cap off an impressive NFL debut.
Offensive spotlight: Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder completed seven of his nine passes for 80 yards on the night, but he was also quite unlucky. His red-zone interception was the result of a deflected pass that fell kindly to a nearby defensive lineman, while he also had a pass dropped in the end zone.
Defensive spotlight: Bengals rookie cornerback D.J. Turner II was targeted three times on the night, and he allowed three catches for 45 yards and one first down. He made four tackles — and one defensive stop — and missed one tackle attempt in coverage.
Rookie spotlight: Rookie running back Bijan Robinson drew all the attention early in the game. The Texas product ripped off a 12-yard gain with his first NFL carry, forcing two missed tackles along the way. He added a one-handed grab in the passing game to cap off an impressive NFL debut.
Offensive line spotlight: The Falcons offensive line struggled in this one, allowing one sack, one hit and 12 hurries across 43 passing snaps on first review.
|Jake Browning||9.6||16 / 22||140||6.4||0||1||1||70.3|
|Trevor Siemian||2.5||7 / 14||62||4.4||0||0||0||62.2|
|Taylor Heinicke||7.9||13 / 21||162||7.7||0||0||2||85.8|
|Desmond Ridder||2.9||7 / 9||80||8.9||0||1||0||64.1|
|Logan Woodside||2.3||4 / 6||58||9.7||0||0||2||97.9|
|Kwamie Lassiter II||0.0||2||0||0||0.0||0.0||0|