Bengals stay perfect, shut the Falcons down for 24-10 win | ProFootballTalk
Falcons wide receiver Roddy White said last week they planned to score 30 a game this season. He missed that one by a whole lot Sunday. The Bengals man-handled the Falcons, beating them 24-10 to improve to 2-0.
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Sunday's win should have sent a strong message to the rest of the league. That message? That even after having to replace both their coordinators, the Bengals still have a smooth and fluid offense and the same intimidating defense that ended last season ranked third in the NFL. After placing fifth in ESPN's Power Rankings last week, the Bengals certainly proved in this win that they deserve to be considered a top-five team at this early stage of the season.
Cincinnati lost wide receiver Marvin Jones to injury before the season even started, then last Sunday, it lost tight end Tyler Eifert to a gruesome elbow injury and linebacker Vontaze Burfict at least temporarily to a concussion. Sunday, it lost wide receiver A.J. Green to a foot injury in the first quarter and offensive guard Kevin Zeitler to a calf injury in the first half.
ive days after the Bengals officially moved defensive tackle Devon Still off the practice squad and placed him on the 53-man active roster, they kept him on the 46-man game-day roster Sunday when the Bengals hosted the Atlanta Falcons in their home opener.
Without receiver A.J. Green on the field to make a big play, Andy Dalton called out to his running back whenever he was in a bind. Somehow in all the commotion, Giovani Bernard heard his name and looked for the ball.