Adam Jones - A+
Not only did Jones have a huge day on defense, but he also had one on special teams as well. Jones returned a punt 70 yards in the first quarter down to the Giants 10-yard line which lead to a Cincinnati touchdown.
Jones seems to be the best option as a returner going forward as he is always a threat to hit a home run each time he touches the ball.
Andrew Hawkins - B+
Hawkins did not contribute too much on special teams on Sunday aside from one huge play in the fourth quarter. With the Giants down by a huge margin in the fourth quarter, a great Huber punt was downed at the Giants' two-yard line by Hawkins who bolted quickly down the field and made a great play.
Hawkins, like Jones, is one of those dynamic players that can contribute in so many phases of the game and is always a threat when on the field
Brandon Tate - F
One Bengal was not able to escape Sunday's slaughtering of the Giants unscathed. Brandon Tate has already proven that he does not have what it takes to be a complimentary wide receiver with this franchise.
Going forward it seemed that Tate would only be a return specialist. That is not also in doubt. Tate lost control of the football during a punt return in the first quarter of the game and fumbled deep in Bengals territory that was recovered by the Giants.
Tate also struggles with his decision making in the return game as well as he has made some questionable calls in the past. It is looking very dismal for this player in Cincinnati going forward as he seems to be only taking up a roster spot at this point.