Last week in his NFL regular season debut, Giovani Bernard kept quiet and didn’t make much noise. This week, he powered his team to victory with his two touchdowns in Cincinnati’s 20-10 win that sent the Steelers to a 0-2 start to their season.
Neither the Pittsburgh Steelers or Cincinnati Bengals offenses really had any stream or strong moments, but it was Bernard coming through at two key times that put his team through for another victory.
Gio rushed for just thirty-eight yards, but scored a rushing touchdown. He also had a twenty-seven yard receiving touchdown to break the 10-10 tie. Bernard is no stranger from receiving touchdowns either, he and Bryn Renner had a good connection at his time with UNC.
For those who doubted the great potential Bernard had, last night should show exactly why he left for the NFL early and why he was the first running back taken in last year’s draft.
If the Bengals are wanting to see their rushing game improve, it’s future relies on Bernard. Not saying that Green-Ellis can’t have an impact, but he’s never truly played up to the potential that he once had shown. Bernard is just two games into his, hopefully, long career and could change this Bengals offense and lead them into the playoffs.