Andy Dalton's day is done, and it was another solid outing, completing all eight passes for 144 yards and a touchdown. He led Cincinnati on two other scoring possessions, which included Giovani Bernard's touchdown run and Mike Nugent's 42-yard field goal.
Matt Scott entered the game during Cincinnati's fourth possession with 11:23 remaining in the second. It was an inauspicious start for Scott, who subsequently fumbled after a backside blitz went unaccounted for by Cincinnati's blocking scheme. New York eventually scored a touchdown to reduce their deficit, 17-10.
Scott failed to complete two passes on the ensuing possession, generating a three-and-out while the New York Jets are threatening again.