The Bengals needed a week three win and a defensive end. Trey Hendrickson did a lot to make sure they got it.
Hendrickson had four tackles, 2.5 sacks, four quarterback hits and a pair of forced fumbles. Both of those fumbles came on sacks, including one on the first drive of the third quarter. The Bengals were up 20-9 during this transition and the one that followed Ja’Marr Chase the landing pretty much ended the competition portion of the competition.
The NFL named Hendrickson the AFC Defensive Player of the Week due to his performance in the 27–12 victory. This is the first time he has received such a prize.
Hendrickson and the Bengals will return home against the Dolphins on Thursday night. A second win in a row against rivals AFC East will leave them 2-2 this year.