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Bengals whip Colts to Claim Third-Straight Winning Season

Dec 8, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (98) celebrates a touchdown that was awarded after a reviewed play during the second quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals have now clinched a third-straight winning season with today’s 42-28 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, as they improved to 9-4 and kept place with the 10-3 New England Patriots for the AFC’s No. 2 seed.

If the playoffs began today, the Bengals would have a first-round bye, but there’s still work to be done, and today’s win over the Colts in convincing fashion is a huge confidence booster. It also kept Cincinnati undefeated at home, and with the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens as the only remaining home games, there’s a chance that the Bengals will finish the year without a blemish at home.

As for today, a balanced offensive attack supplemented with a defense that played great for 2.5 quarters, the Bengals were able to overcome a four-touchdown performance by Andrew Luck and the struggling Colts, who are now 3-3 in their last six games.

Here is the final statistical recap of today:

Team Stat Comparison

Indianapolis
Cincinnati
1st Downs
21
28
Passing 1st downs
17
14
Rushing 1st downs
2
9
1st downs from penalties
2
5
3rd down efficiency
2-10
6-12
4th down efficiency
0-0
1-1
Total Plays
58
70
Total Yards
389
430
Passing
326
275
Comp-Att
29-46
24-35
Yards per pass
7.1
7.9
Interceptions thrown
0
0
Sacks-Yards Lost
0-0
0-0
Rushing
63
155
Rushing Attempts
12
35
Yards per rush
5.3
4.4
Red Zone (Made-Att)
2-2
5-5
Penalties
6-47
7-60
Turnovers
0
0
Fumbles lost
0
0
Interceptions thrown
0
0
Possession
22:15
37:45

Indianapolis Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
A. Luck 29/46 326 7.1 4 0 113.1
Team 29/46 326 7.1 4 0

Cincinnati Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
A. Dalton 24/35 275 7.9 3 0 120.5
Team 24/35 275 7.9 3 0

Indianapolis Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
A. Luck 2 32 16.0 0 29
T. Richardson 6 20 3.3 0 8
D. Brown 4 11 2.8 0 5
Team 12 63 5.3 0 29

Cincinnati Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
G. Bernard 12 99 8.3 0 20
B. Green-Ellis 17 48 2.8 2 6
A. Dalton 5 11 2.2 1 8
M. Jones 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3
Team 35 155 4.4 3 20

Indianapolis Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
D. Rogers 6 107 17.8 2 69 9
T. Richardson 5 68 13.6 0 22 6
L. Brazill 3 53 17.7 2 29 4
C. Fleener 5 31 6.2 0 13 9
D. Heyward-Bey 2 23 11.5 0 12 3
D. Brown 4 18 4.5 0 9 6
W. Saunders 1 11 11.0 0 11 2
J. Doyle 1 8 8.0 0 8 1
T. Hilton 2 7 3.5 0 4 5
C. Rainey 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Team 29 326 11.2 4 69 46

Cincinnati Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
A. Green 6 72 12.0 1 22 8
M. Jones 3 60 20.0 1 29 4
G. Bernard 4 49 12.3 0 22 4
J. Gresham 5 41 8.2 1 16 5
M. Sanu 2 26 13.0 0 15 4
T. Eifert 3 20 6.7 0 11 4
A. Hawkins 1 7 7.0 0 7 2
A. Smith 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
B. Green-Ellis 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Team 24 275 11.5 3 29 33

Indianapolis Fumbles

FUM LOST REC
C. Rainey 0 0 1
Team 0 0 1

Cincinnati Fumbles

FUM LOST REC
Team 0 0 0

Indianapolis Tackles

TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
A. Bethea 17 10 0 0 0 0 0
L. Landry 9 4 0 0 1 0 0
J. Freeman 9 4 0 0 0 0 0
D. Butler 6 4 0 0 0 0 0
K. Sheppard 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
E. Walden 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Franklin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
V. Davis 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
F. Moala 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. McNary 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Redding 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
R. Mathis 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Angerer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Mathews 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Vaughn 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Chapman 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Werner 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. Hughes 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Studebaker 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team 66 34 0 1 4 0 0

Cincinnati Tackles

TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
V. Burfict 8 6 0 0 2 0 0
V. Rey 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 5 5 0 0 0 0 0
T. Newman 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Johnson 4 3 0 0 1 2 0
C. Dunlap 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
A. Jones 3 1 0 0 2 0 0
G. Iloka 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Maualuga 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
D. Peko 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Nelson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
B. Thompson 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
J. Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
W. Gilberry 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
D. Still 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team 41 33 0 0 8 4 0

Indianapolis Kick Returns

NO YDS AVG TD
C. Rainey 4 86 21.5 0
C. Vaughn 2 54 27.0 0
D. Adongo 1 0 0.0 0
Team 7 140 20.0 0

Cincinnati Kick Returns

NO YDS AVG TD
B. Tate 3 86 28.7 0
Team 3 86 28.7 0

Indianapolis Punt Returns

NO YDS AVG TD
C. Rainey 1 0 0.0 0
Team 1 0 0.0 0

Cincinnati Punt Returns

NO YDS AVG TD
B. Tate 4 73 18.3 0
Team 4 73 18.3 0

Indianapolis Kicking

FG PCT XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 0/1 0.0 4/4 4
Team 0/1 0.0 4/4 4

Cincinnati Kicking

FG PCT XP PTS
M. Nugent 0/0 0.0 6/6 6
Team 0/0 0.0 6/6 6

Indianapolis Punting

NO YDS AVG
P. McAfee 7 333 47.6
Team 7 333 47.6

Cincinnati Punting

NO YDS AVG
K. Huber 5 253 50.6
Team 5 253 50.6

 

 

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