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Bengals whip Colts to Claim Third-Straight Winning Season

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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 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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