The phone conversation went like this:
My Dad: Man, I would love one more score before half.
Me: Just one? I want two.
By the end of the first half, the Cincinnati Bengals could see their third straight win in sight.
The offense scored three unanswered touchdowns in that thirty minutes, capped by a 55-yard field goal by Mike Nugent as time expired.
The Bengals went up by seven after BenJarvus Green-Ellis punched the football across the goal-line after a career-high 48-yard blast on third and short. He ended the game with 129 yards on 19 carries, following up his first 100-yard game of the season from last week at Kansas City.
The first touchdown pass from Andy Dalton went to the rookie Mohamed Sanu, as he continues his emergence as the Bengals’ number two receiver. On his second touchdown toss, the “Red Rifle” redefined the meaning of the bullet pass, as he threw again to the young Sanu off of his back foot for seven points. The long field goal then came after Chris Crocker intercepted Carson Palmer’s last pass of the first half and returned it into Oakland territory.