Terence Newman - Overall Game Grade - A+
Newman was easily the Bengals best defensive back today. He was in coverage against the dangerous Dwayne Bowe all day. Bowe left the game without a single reception.
Newman has really shaken off the rust over the past couple of games and it looks as though he has regained some of the form that he has lost since his early years in the league.
The Bengals have been searching for a good counterpart to Leon Hall since the Departure of Johnathan Joseph to the Texans, and Newman has been able to fill that void nicely.
Leon Hall - Overall Game Grade - A
Again, the quarterbacks this week chose to throw away from Hall for the most part during today's game.
Hall has proven himself to be one of the best coverage corners in the league and rarely finds himself out of position to make a play either on the ball or the receiver.
Even though Hall does not put up gaudy numbers in the form of interceptions, it goes to show how much he is respected at the corner position by quarterbacks as they do not like to throw in his direction.
Dre Kirkpatrick - Overall Game Grade - C+
Kirkpatrick finally saw his first action of the season at the corner position late in the game Sunday.
Chiefs quarterbacks tried to pick on him when he was put into the lineup, but Kirkpatrick seemed to hold his own as he only allowed short receptions and kept himself in good positions to make a quick tackle after the catch.
Kirkpatrick certainly has a steep learning curve ahead of him to play corner in the NFL, but if today is any indication of what he may be capable of, it looks as though he could be a very serviceable corner in the future for Cincinnati.