Following their game-opening field goal to take a 3-0 lead, the Bengals offense has turned the football over and gone three and out twice. The most recent three and out led to a partial Kevin Huber blocked punt, which rolled to Cincinnati’s 39-yard line where the Rams start their possession with 7:31 remaining in the first half.
Consecutive runs by Cadillac Williams for nine yards led to a third and one from the Bengals 30-yard line. Clemons pitched the football left, where Nate Clements explodes through the line of scrimmage to drop the running back for a three-yard loss.
Rather than forcing a long field goal or an angled short punt, Adam Jones was called for a face mask, giving the Rams new life on the possession to Cincinnati’s 15-yard line. The Rams would fail to pick up another first down and Josh Brown converted the chip-shot 26-yard field goal to tie the game at three.