Andy Dalton, Bengals trounce Rams 31-7

4 of 4

Nov 29, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) carries the ball in the first half against the St. Louis Rams at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Game Stats

Passing Stats (starting quarterbacks)

[table id=110 /]

Andy Dalton crushed Nick Foles as a passer, and while he threw an interception, Dalton had a very good performance on Sunday.

Rushing Stats (top four rushers)

[table id=111 /]

Jeremy Hill ruled the day as a rusher, Cincinnati’s defense suffocated Todd Gurley and each team had a wide receiver step up and make some plays in the running game. Tavon Austin shredded the Bengals’ defense on two nice runs, and Marvin Jones out-rushed Todd Gurley on a single carry.

Receiving Stats (Players with at least 20 yards receiving)

[table id=112 /]

Notable Defensive Players: Cincinnati Bengals

Dre Kirkpatrick: 10 tackles (9 solo), 3 pass defenses

Vontaze Burfict: 7 tackles (6 solo)

Leon Hall: 6 tackles (4 solo), 2 pass defenses, 1 interception, 1 TD

George Iloka: 4 tackles (3 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 2 pass defenses, 1 interception

Carlos Dunlap: 4 tackles (1 solo), 1 tackle for loss, 4 QB hits

Geno Atkins: 3 tackles (3 solo), 1 sack, 3 tackles for loss, 2 QB hits

Reggie Nelson: 2 tackles (2 solo), 1 pass defense, 1 interception

Notable Defensive Players: St. Louis Rams

Mark Barron: 10 tackles (7 solo)

James Laurinaitis: 9 tackles (6 solo)

Akeem Ayers: 8 tackles (5 solo)

T.J. McDonald: 5 tackles (3 solo), 1 tackle for loss

Rodney McLeod: 5 tackles (2 solo), 1 pass defense

Chris Long: 4 tackles (2 solo)

Aaron Donald: 3 tackles (0 solo)

The Rams did not sack–or even hit–Andy Dalton a single time; the Bengals’ offensive line played another great game in protection and as a run-blocking unit.

Overall, the Bengals looked great, and they will finally be back on a relatively normal schedule after three straight prime time games. The Bengals will travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns next Sunday.