The Cincinnati Bengals won their division in the Tecmo Super Bowl regular season, and earned the right to play Peyton Manning and the Broncos in the AFC First-Round Playoff.
All week long, Bengal fans were wondering about the health of their quarterback, Andy Dalton. Well right before the game, Who Dey Nation got some good news as a Tecmo News Flash revealed Dalton had recovered and was on his way to the stadium.
Starting things off, the Broncos won the toss and took possession of the ball first to get their high-octane offense out on the field. And it didn’t take long for Manning to lead his team down the field, as Ronnie Hillman capped off the drive with a touchdown-scoring run. This gave Denver an early 7-0 lead.
Dalton and company had a pretty good drive going to follow up the Bronco touchdown. But they stalled out around the Denver 40-yard line. So the Bengals tested Mike Nugent’s leg to see if he could drill a 57-yard field goal.
And drilled it he did as the Bengals would cut the lead to 7-3. And that would be the score as the first quarter came to a close.