Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin responded to remarks Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd made Monday about the Steelers' effort late in the game Sunday.
"I don't care about Tyler Boyd's opinion regarding what transpired at any point in that game," Tomlin said. "Like I said after the game, and it includes him, I tip my cap to that team and that organization for their performance and win. I proceed on to the next challenge. ... He's entitled to his opinion, but I don't have to respond to it."
Boyd spoke candidly Monday, and may have touched a nerve with Pittsburgh's players, coaches and fans.
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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.
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Ahead of Greg Zuerlein's game-winning kick, Sunday's contest took a confusing turn as the Cowboys appeared to be letting the clock wind down with 30 seconds left to play and the scoreboard knotted up 17-17. According to McCarthy, the bizarre scene occurred because the clock he was viewing at SoFi Stadium went out, and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore's view of the time was blocked by a cameraman."The clock situation was just different," McCarthy said, via NFL.com. "I've never had a clock go off the board on me like that.
"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 scored the first of two first-half touchdowns for the Bengals on Sunday, bouncing off defender Melvin Ingram III and running to the end zone.
The Bengals and Steelers are scheduled to meet again Nov. 28 at Paul Brown Stadium.
32. Jets (Previously: 30): Never good signs when you become incrementally less competitive at start of a season ... or see your rookie QB picked off seven times and sacked 15 in his first three NFL starts.
29. Texans (28): No matter the quarterback, you have to admire WR Brandin Cooks' constant production -- his numbers currently spiking to 107 receiving yards per game despite Houston's offensive issues.
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28. Falcons (31): Who would have guessed 33-year-old blocking TE Lee Smith would find the end zone before widely acclaimed rookie Kyle Pitts?
26. Lions (29): It took an NFL-record 66-yard field goal from Baltimore's Justin Tucker to beat them at the gun Sunday ... eight years after Tucker beat them with a 61-yarder in a similar situation ... and 51 years after New Orleans' Tom Dempsey set a then-record with a game-winning 63-yarder as time expired.
15. 49ers (11): If they're going to remain average while running the ball and defensively, they're not going to return to Super Bowl contention. Hosting the Seahawks and visiting the Cardinals over the next two weeks should be a good litmus test.
13. Packers (16): Back alone atop the NFC North, their Week 1 loss is shaping up as the outlier QB Aaron Rodgers claimed it was – he and WR Davante Adams now performing like the singular free agent combo they could be in six months.
12. Saints (15): How unfamiliar is New Orleans amid a 2-1 start? Not one player is averaging even four catches or 40 receiving yards per game.
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11. Panthers (14): Reminder that the wife of Panthers coach Matt Rhule urged him to draft RB Chuba Hubbard when he dropped to the fourth round of this year's draft. (Julie Rhule was well aware of Hubbard's ability after watching him play against her husband's Baylor squad in 2019.) With Carolina RB Christian McCaffrey out for an indefinite period, Julie Rhule's advice now seems especially sage.
9. Chargers (18): "We're fortunate we have a gangster quarterback," new Bolts coach Brandon Staley said of Justin Herbert after Sunday's win at Kansas City. OK, sure, Coach. But for context, Herbert's the same guy who founded a fishing club in high school.
8. Cowboys (10): CB Trevon Diggs is on pace to pick off 17 balls this year ... which would be a new regular-season record. Dallas is also on pace to reclaim the NFC East crown coming off a dominant Monday night win.
5. Cardinals (5): Whatever suspicions their 3-0 start might have sown will be tested over the next three weeks as Arizona face the Rams and Browns on the road while hosting the 49ers in between those dates.
3. Browns (4): Revamped defense arrived Sunday, posting nine sacks while limiting Chicago to 47 total yards and 1.1 per play. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (87 yards from scrimmage) also apparently arrived. The possibilities for Cleveland remain exciting.
2. Buccaneers (1): As if the football world obsessing over Tom Brady's return to New England on Sunday night isn't enough, he also needs just 68 passing yards to break Drew Brees' NFL career record (80,358) in front of the "road fans."
This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: 'He's entitled to his opinion': Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin responds to criticism from Bengals' Tyler Boyd
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