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Newman interception leads to a field goal and 17-3 lead

The Cincinnati Bengals offense is playing in a state of near-perfection. On the defensive side, Cincinnati has forced a quick possession, a bend-but-don't-break approach and then an interception that led to points.

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The Cincinnati Bengals offense is playing in a state of near-perfection. Actually, let's just call it perfection. We're not exactly sure how else to describe it to our blacked out audience. On the defensive side, Cincinnati has forced a quick possession, a bend-but-break approach that led to a field goal and then...

The Jets have first down from their own 20-yard line. Geno Smith finds a wide-open Jeremy Kerley, with slot corner Leon Hall trailing, picking up 21 yards over the middle of the field. Smith followed that up with an attempted pass to David Nelson, who wasn't really paying attention to the game.

Terence Newman... on the other hand, was.

After Newman's interception, a scrum broke out that led to a personal foul and the Bengals resuming their offense on the Jets 32-yard line with 14 seconds remaining in the first. Unable to generate a first down, and Domata Peko forgetting that he's on the field goal unit (forcing the team to call a time out), Mike Nugent eventually converts the 42-yard field goal to take a 17-3 lead with 13:37 remaining in the first half.