Monday Dec 19, 2022
Dave Lapham Postgame Thoughts | Cincinnati Bengals Down Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It was another big week on In The Trenches with Dave Lapham, presented by First Star Logistics, as the Bengals looked to extend their winning streak to six games taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and "The Goat," Tom Brady, on the road.
After a rough start, Zac Taylor watched his defense step forward, forcing Brady into two interceptions and two fumbles, with In The Trenches favorite D.J. Reader showing why he's a Pro Bowl performer.
Down17-3 to Brady at the half, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow took advantage of the Buccaneers miscues finishing the game going 27 of 39 for 200 yards, four touchdowns with one interception off another tipped pass.
Wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase led all Bengals' receivers with seven receptions for 60 yards and one score. In comparison, Tyler Boyd showed his toughness playing with a surgically repaired finger last weekend with five receptions for 35 yards and a score.
The 34-23 victory was won using all phases of the game as special teams also came up big on a Buccaneers punting miscue recovered by Markus Bailey, coffin corner punting by Drue Chrisman, and kickoff coverage keeping Tampa Bay in poor field position.
The win keeps the Bengals sitting at the top of the AFC North standings, one full game ahead of the Baltimore Ravens and third overall in the AFC playoff standings heading into their Week 16 match-up against the New England Patriots on Christmas Eve at 1:00 p.m. est. on the road.
Dave Lapham spoke with Dave Berk following the game and gave his postgame thoughts on the Bengals' big win over the Buccaneers.