Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd believes the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up during last Sunday’s AFC North showdown.
Boyd was asked what he thought about how the Steelers assessed their opponent during Sunday’s 24-10 loss compared with Bengals’ teams of the past:
“I think the good thing about that win was not only did the Steelers feel that, everybody in the country felt it,” Boyd told reporters. “Because the last plays of the game for them, they gave up. You could see it. They had three drops in a row. For a team to see that is giving us more power, giving us the antidote to know how good we are. So for a team to just lay down like that before the game was over – because no matter what, no matter how much we’re losing by or whatever the case may be, I know me and I know us. We’re not giving up. We are going to continue to try and make plays and make something happen. But they portrayed to the whole nation on TV what they were about and how they gave up. So we just got to take advantage.”
Boyd finished Sunday’s game with two touchdowns.
Head coach Mike Tomlin was asked about Boyd’s comments and respectfully disagreed: