The Bengals running game gets on track as the Bengals pound out 164 yards rushing and average 4.3 yards per carry on 38 rushes in a big road win in San Diego. Read more by clicking right here.
The Bengals score 31 points in the second quarter on Sunday and crush the Browns at home. Read more by clicking right here.
The Bengals won their fourth straight game yesterday by defeating the New York Jets 49-9 at Paul Brown Stadium. It’s been a long time since the Bengals won by 40 or more points and dominated in all 3 phases of the game (offense, defense, and special teams). Let’s take a look at a few players who shined in each of the three phases during Sunday’s win.
Andy Dalton – Dalton had over 300 yards passing for a 3rd straight game and had a career high 5 TD passes. The Red Rifle is on fire. He finished with 19 completions on 30 attempts, 325 yards passing, 5 TD’s and 1 interception.
Marvin Jones – Second year wide receiver Marvin Jones had the best game of his young career. He had 8 receptions, 122 yards and 4 TD’s. He has 7 TD receptions on the year now and has caught a touchdown in each of the past 3 games.
Chris Crocker – Crocker’s veteran presence has been felt as he has been a big help to this defense over the past few weeks. He picked off Geno Smith to start the 3rd quarter and returned the interception 32 yards for a TD. He also had 5 tackles and a pass defensed.
Adam Jones – With Leon Hall being out Adam Jones got the start and finished with 7 tackles, 2 passes defensed and the big 60 yard interception return for a TD to put the Bengals up 49-9 in the 4th quarter.
James Harrison – Harrison has his most active game, he had 6 tackles, a QB sack late in the game and another hit on the quarterback.
Brandon Tate – Tate had a big 71 yard kick return just before halftime that set up the Bengals 4th touchdown of the game and put them up by a score of 28-6 at the half.
Nugent does it again!
The Bengals won a close game again this week on the leg of kicker Mike Nugent as time expired in regulation in Detroit. Last week he made a FG to defeat the Buffalo Bills in overtime and this week he hit a 54 yard field goal with 4 seconds left on the clock to give the Bengals the 27-24 win over the Lions. Andy Dalton had his 2nd straight 300 yard passing game, he finished with 372 yards passing, 3 TD’s and no interceptions. Lions QB Matthew Stafford also had a big day with 357 yards passing and 3 TD’s. AJ Green and Calvin Johnson both had 155 yards receiving as well. Read more on todays Bengals win by clicking here.
Last week the Cincinnati Bengals escaped Buffalo with a 27-24 win in overtime. They played great as a team for the first 3 quarters of the game and held a 24-10 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Mike Nugent missed a field goal near the end of the 3rd quarter that would have given the team a 17 point lead. In the final quarter the Bengals allowed Thad Lewis and the Bills to score 14 unanswered points and force overtime while the Bengals offense had to punt on their final 5 possessions during regulation. Mike Nugent got redemption however and hit a 43 yard field goal to win it in OT. In the NFL a win is a win and that is all that matters at the end of the day. Andy Dalton played well and finished with 337 yards passing and 3 TD’s, he was voted this weeks AFC Offensive Player of The Week. View last weeks highlights by clicking here.
The Bengals now have a record of 4-2 and head to Motown this weekend to take on the 4-2 Detroit Lions and their potent offense which features QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, and stud WR Calvin Johnson. The Bengals played well enough to defeat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers and also Tom Brady and the Patriots at home but haven’t played quite as well on the road this season. Cincy will come in as healthy as they have been as a team all season which is big given that this is Week 7 and most teams are dealing with more significant injuries at this point in the season. Many have said the Bengals and Lions have similar strengths and are fairly evenly matched, however most of the national media seem to be picking the Lions to win this game by a few points.
My Prediction: Bengals 31, Lions 30