Paces team in tackles Bates registered 11 total tackles, one pass deflection and one interception during Sunday's 31-20 win against Tennessee.
Impact Bates delivered a crucial takeaway in the early going, intercepting a Ryan Tannehill pass in the Bengals' end zone to snuff out a would-be scoring drive at the 5:16 mark of the first quarter. The 23-year-old safety was also Cincinnati's most involved tackler on the afternoon, notching five more in the tackle column than any other player on the defense. Bates may be on pace for his first Pro Bowl nod, as he's already tied his career high with nine pass deflections after logging back-to-back 100-tackle years in 2018 and 2019.
NOVEMBER 2, 2020 • ROTOWIRE