Monday, October 17, 2011

Bengals Make Plays

It's getting harder to write comedy about the Cincinnati Bengals these days. I say that after listening to yesterday's Bengals-Indianapolis Colts game. The Cincinnati Bengals won 27-17 to win three in a row. And according to Lance McAlister, the Bengals snapped a seven game losing streak to the Colts. With the win, the Bengals are 12-3 with the orange jerseys. Orange Power!

It was a team victory. Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 25-32, 264 yards, one TD and no interceptions. His TD pass could only be caught by fellow rookie A.J. Green. He went up for the ball in the endzone and brought it down. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden called up pass plays when the Colts put eight guys in the box. Hey, that's going to be the pattern for the season. The other teams are going to go all out to stop the Bengals running attack and force rookie Dalton to throw the ball. So far, he's stepped up to the challenge.

The defense could have played the run better but when they needed to stop the Colts, they did. Cornerback Nate Clements had a blocked field goal. Safety Reggie Nelson was all over the place again. He caused two fumbles. DE Michael Johnson had a big sack and recovered a fumble. And what about the fumble recovery by DE Carlos Dunlap? He scooped up the ball and took it to the house. (Pictured.) The last time Dunlap took one back for a touchdown was when he was in high school. YouTube video below.

Bengals get a well deserved rest. It's a bye week coming up. Seattle is up next on the road. And before I forget, great job to the 52,000 fans who went to the game and rooted for the team. I heard you guys through the radio speaker. Here are the highlights.

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