Credit the extraordinary hands of Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle BJ Hill for somehow squeezing this ball, but Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens decided to try to throw the ball right before his bottom hit the turf. That’s ill-advised in the first place.
B.J. Hill makes one of the wildest big man INTs of the season!
What’s worse is, Mullens tried to make the argument afterwards that his arm was coming forward, so that he wouldn’t be tagged with a lost fumble. Little did he know at the time that Hill never let the ball hit the ground. LOL.
Somehow, Mullens still got the graphic treatment for Minnesota leading at halftime in spite of throwing not one, but two INTs in or very near the red zone:
I guess somebody had to get gassed up. I’d have given a shout out to somebody on the Vikings defense coordinated by Tua Tagovailoa confidence-killing Brian Flores. They’ve been a stout unit of late. Alas.
The only reason the Vikings are winning, if we’re being honest, is because Bengals wideout Charlie Jones stopped running full-speed on a 3rd and 15 deep pass by Jake Browning that would’ve been a jog-in touchdown. Tee Higgins also just barely dropped a semi-Hail Mary from. Browning right before half that’d have set up an Evan McPherson field goal to cut the deficit to 7-6.
But really, have you ever seen somebody throw an interception right into a massive d-lineman’s facemask?? That’s absurdly awful. Poor Joshua Dobbs, who we love around these parts, got sent to the bench just for Mullens to sh*t the bed. The Passtronaut deserved better, according to Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner, who may know a thing or two about backups getting the opportunity to start and running with it.
Just watched @Vikings tape & I feel for @josh_dobbs1 being benched… so important to watch each play & not just see the results… I feel he played well, dropped passes all over, some things didn’t work & of coursed missed some, but far from a “benching” performance IMO!