Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert caught three of his four targets for 69 yards in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs .
The third-year pro bounced back to finish third on the team in receiving after being held without a catch in Week 3, putting up his second-highest receiving total of the season. Eifert has struggled to repeat his 104-yard, two-touchdown game from Week 1, but he remains one of the better red zone threats among tight ends. The Bengals will face a Seattle Seahawks defense in Week 3 that has been relatively vulnerable against tight ends this season.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert didn't catch a pass on three targets in Sunday's win over the Baltimore Ravens . Eifert had a touchdown called back on a controversial replay review - the catch rule invoked more famously against Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant in the past was applied here as well.
He was also called upon to block more often against the Ravens' aggressive blitz scheme, as the pass rush got to Andy Dalton more frequently than the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers did.
Eifert wasn't quite as good as he was in the opener, when he scored twice in snagging nine, but he managed to find the end zone while split out wide.
Eifert has led the Bengals in targets in each of the first two games, and his versatility and ability to create mismatches should mean that passes will continue to come his way.
He will try to remain productive when his team travels to Baltimore in Week 3.
"He makes the things go," Lewis said, per ESPN.com. "If they rotate coverage one way or another, you've got guys who can win matchups. A big, tall guy is what football comes to. We have big, long guys, and big, long guys have opportunities to make plays and put the ball where it belongs."
Eifert saw his first regular-season action since dislocating his elbow in last season's opener. He made quite the impact, totaling nine catches for 104 yards and two touchdowns. The Bengals might have found another threat in the passing game for when teams decide to committ themselves to stopping star receiver A.J. Green.
"It's one of those things where it's like, what are they going to do to A.J.?" quarterback Andy Dalton said. "When Tyler was able to get going, then it's like, are they going to do anything different? Are they going to change? We were still able to take advantage of some of the looks that we had.
"Tyler, I don't think he's going to surprise anybody anymore. He's a good player."
Eifert was targeted 12 times while catching nine passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns. He ended the first half with a 13-yard score 7 seconds before halftime, and scored again on an 8-yard catch in the third quarter.
The Bengals will host the Chargers in a Week 2 matchup.
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