The Cincinnati Bengals, after a terrible string of four consecutive losses, have now won two straight to even their record at 5-5 by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 28-6. With the parity in the league today, a .500 record gives them a real shot at making a run for the playoffs. The offense once again looked good, and the defense did a good job in all phases. Fans are once again feeling optimistic.
After a slow start on on offense, the Bengals found themselves down 3-0. On their second drive, however, the Bengals jump-started themselves with a fake punt and a fourth down conversion, finishing the drive with a TD pass from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green. The catch was of the highlight reel variety, with Green showing why he is considered one of the game’s best. It is the 9th straight game with a TD for Green. From there, it was all Bengals.
Marvin Lewis and the Cincinnati offense stayed aggressive in the second quarter, converting on a 4th and goal, with Dalton scoring on a naked bootleg, making it 14-3. BenJarvus Green-Ellis pounded in a short TD to make it 21-3. It was 21-6 at halftime. The second half didn’t have much in the way of scoring, with the only score being a TD pass from Dalton to rookie Mohamed Sanu. That was the game’s final score, and the final was 28-6.