The two have been key components of Andy Dalton's passing game, ranking fifth and sixth on the team in receptions, respectively. Gresham caught 46 passes for 461 yards and four touchdowns this season, ranking third on the team in scoring catches, while Eifert caught 39 passes for 445 yards and two touchdowns. Among players on the Bengals with at least 20 catches, Eifert's 11.4 yards per catch mark ranks third.
This season, the Chargers have given up 64 receptions for 735 yards and seven touchdowns to tight ends, rating as one of the better defenses against tight ends in the NFL. The Bengals provide a different kind of test, however, with two equally adept players available for receptions at the position.