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Bengals Win in Jacksonville Behind Best Defensive Performance of the Year

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Sep 30, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver

A.J. Green

(18) gets a pat on the helmet from quarterback Andy Dalton (14) and guard

Kevin Zeitler

(68) after catching a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Everbank Field. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

The Bengals elected to defer after winning the coin toss, giving them the first opportunity for the ball to start the second half. The offense came out firing on all cylinders. Dalton opened up with a short pass to Gresham for 16 yards. After a short run by Green-Ellis, Dalton found Green on another deep pass for 30 yards to the Jacksonville 30. He then hit A.J. two more times for 8 yards and 14 yards respectively, setting up a goal line stand for BenJarvus Green-Ellis. In an unlikely scenario for the running back, he fumbled the ball on the goal line and it was recovered by Mosely for a touchback.

On the next drive for the Jaguars, following the fumble recovery, Gabbert picked his way through the Bengals defense once again. He found Blackmon for 5 yards then Robinson for 19, before finding Blackmon again for another 14 yards. After a couple unsuccessful runs by Jones-Drew and Gabbert himself, he was able to find Jones-Drew and Elliot for a combined 9 yards. They Jags eventually found themselves with a 4th and 1 at the Cin 3 and were forced to settle for a field goal, bringing the score to 17-10, Cincinnati.

Before the third quarter came to a close, Dalton began rallying the troops again for another offensive burst down the field. He started at his own 20 yard line hitting BJGE for 13 yards, followed by a short run by the running back, and then hit Andrew Hawkins for another 31 yards to the Jacksonville 33 yard line. Dalton threw a short pass to Gresham for 5 yards to end the quarter at the 28 yard line of the Jags. To open the fourth quarter of play, Dalton found Gresham again for 7 yards. Green-Ellis ran up the middle for 3 yards to the Jacksonville 18 and Andy found Green for 18 yards in the endzone for a touchdown. After the Nugent extra point the score was 24-10.

Blaine Gabbert came out firing on his first play of the fourth quarter to Justin Blackmon, which ended in a Bengal interception by newly re-signed S Chris Crocker. He ran the ball back to the Jacksonville 16, which set up another Bengals scoring attempt.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis opened the series with a run up the middle for no gain. Andy Dalton decided to go to the air on the next two plays, which resulted in two incomplete passes to Armon Binns near the end zone. On a quick three and out, Mike Nugent came out to kick another field goal, putting the Bengals up 27-10.