PFF grades for offense, defense in Week 2 loss

The Cincinnati Bengals' 20-17 loss to the Chicago Bears brings up several questions to be answered in an important game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Sunday.

But before we move forward, let’s take a comprehensive look at what took place at Soldier Field. Who were the best players on offense and defense? What were the PFF grades? What plays changed the game? What did the players and head coach Zac Taylor have to say following the loss? All of those questions will be answered here and more.

Offensive player of the game: Wide receiver Tyler Boyd

While Cincinnati’s offense struggled to do remotely anything for most of the game, Boyd made three catches on four different third-down targets to keep several drives alive. Quarterback Joe Burrow’s game-changing first interception came on a play designed to get Boyd the ball when linebacker Roquan Smith recorded the pick-six. Boyd was the Bengals’ highest-graded offensive player, according to Pro Football Focus with an 80.8 overall grade. Burrow followed Boyd on the list of offensive personnel with a 66.6 grade. Boyd caught seven passes on nine targets for 73 yards.

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