Michael Thomas Among Those Ripping Eli Apple After Corner Gets Shredded

The Bengals loudmouth cornerback allowed two touchdowns Sunday


February 13, 2022

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple was in coverage on two of the Rams’ three touchdowns during Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI while also being called for a crucial defensive pass interference penalty that led to the game-winning score as Los Angeles earned a 23-20 victory at SoFi Stadium.

Apple interfered with Kupp on first-and-goal from the Cincinnati 4-yard line and then gave up the game-winner to the Super Bowl MVP just two plays later. The Bengals corner was pantsed early on in the game, too, on LA’s second touchdown of the game, the first by Kupp. Kupp got behind Apple, who fell for the play action, and hauled in an early touchdown to give the Rams a 13-3 lead.

The poor performance from the loudmouth cornerback had many taking shots at him after the Bengals were handed the defeat.

New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas, a former teammate of Apple, was chief among them.

Thomas wasn’t to be outshined by fellow Saints teammate Ceedy Duce.

Apple previously ruffled some feathers with a pair of Chiefs receivers following the AFC Championship Game in which Cincinnati advanced past Kansas City. Chiefs wideout Mecole Hardman, who was one of those receivers, then used Super Bowl Sunday to get the last laugh.

It will be a tough performance for Apple to live down, but we’re confident he’ll come out talking trash one way or the other.

NESN’s big game coverage is presented by Berkshire Bank.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images
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