The Bengals cannot be stopped.
Who are you going to defend? On the outside is A.J. Green, one of the league’s best all-around wideouts. If you drop back, the Bengals have not one, but two running backs capable of moving the sticks.
And then there’s Tyler Eifert.
The Bengal tight end had a career night against the Browns, hauling in three touchdown passes. That tied a franchise record, first set by Bob Trumpy in 1969. The Bengals went on to win, 31-10.
The Bengals are undefeated this season, and Eifert has been a huge contributor. His size has been a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, and heading into Thursday’s game was second on the team with 49 targets. He had six touchdowns already heading into the game, trailing only Rob Gronkowski for most in the NFL among tight ends.
Eifert’s season has him in line to be an AFC Combeback Player of the Year candidate. Eifert missed practically the entire 2014 season with a dislocated elbow.
Here are Eifert’s three grabs. He finished the night with five catches for 53 yards and three scores.