Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Observations From Win Over Jets

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Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes a catch over New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 11, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes a catch over New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis (24) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cincinnati Bengals: 5 Observations From Win Over Jets
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3.) Andy Dalton’s resiliency

As mentioned, Dalton was found on the turf at MetLife Stadium far too often on Sunday afternoon. However, the constant pressure of the daunting Jets’ defensive line did not phase him in the slightest.

After being sacked on the first drive and throwing an interception on the second, Dalton finished the first half by completing 12 of 15 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown, leading the Bengals to 13 points and a three-point deficit at the intermission.

In the fourth quarter, two Nick Folk field goals put the Jets up, 22-20, when Dalton and the offense came back on the field with 3:18 left in the game. The Red Rifle answered by completing all four of his passes for 33 yards to set up Nugent’s winner.

The ability to have a short memory is important for an NFL quarterback. Dalton proved on Sunday that he will not linger on the past during the roller coaster course of a game.

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