It may not be much longer until Bengals running back Jeremy Hill loses his grip on the starting job. Hill failed to make an impact in Cincinnati's 27-24 comeback overtime victory over the Seahawks.
Hill once again found himself on the sideline for the second half after struggling for just 13 yards on eight carries. Hill didn't see the field after three touches on Cincinnati's first drive of the second half.
Trailing 24-7 early in the fourth quarter, Giovani Bernard rushed three straight times for 23 yards after the Bengals took over in Seattle territory. Andy Dalton finished the 33-yard scoring drive with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Eifert.
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The Bengals were pass-heavy the next time they got the ball three minutes later, but once again it was Bernard in the backfield for two carries. In overtime, Bernard carried the ball four times in a row for 21 yards to set up Mike Nugent's game-winning 42-yard field goal as Hill watched.
For the season, Hill now has 176 yards on 58 carries with five touchdowns, three of which came last week against Kansas City. He was benched the preceding two weeks against San Diego and Baltimore for fumbles and ineffectiveness.