On the Monday after the Bengals cruised to a 24-10 victory over the Steelers, Cincinnati wide receiver Tyler Boyd decided to take a shot at his AFC North rivals for how they played late in the game.
“The last plays of the game for them, they gave up,” Boyd said on Monday via ESPN.com. “You could see it. They had three drops in a row.”
During Pittsburgh’s final offensive drive, rookie running back Najee Harris and second-year wide receiver Chase Claypool had drops, and it eventually led to a turnover on downs.
Second-year quarterback Joe Burrow completed 14 of 18 passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.
On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin sent a blunt response back to Boyd when asked about his comments.
“I don’t care about Tyler Boyd’s opinion on what transpired at any point in the game,” Tomlin replied.
Tomlin has bigger fish to fry as the Steelers find themselves 1-2 on the season. Ben Roethlisberger completed 38-of-58 passes for 318 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.