The Cincinnati Bengals take to the road to face the 7-2 Arizona Cardinals. While both teams have struggled mightily in the past, both are doing quite well this season. The experts lean in favor of the Cardinals, but I like to trust my personal expert, Super Tecmo Bowl. So far the game has predicted the Bengals to be 7-2 for the season while the real Bengals are 8-1.
The Cardinals start with the ball and look to attack through the air. Former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham catches a pass from another former Bengals player, Carson Palmer.
The one catch is about all Arizona can accomplish and they are forced to punt.
The Bengals decide to attack on the ground. Jeremy Hill is able to find chunks of yards in the running game.
Then Andy Dalton goes up top and finds Marvin Jones with a step on his defender.
Cincinnati's defense pressures Palmer. He isn't able to find any time in the pocket.
First Carlos Dunlap sacks him.
Then Geno Atkins sacks him.
Then he misses his receiver.
Then the Cardinals punt.
At the end of the first, the Bengals lead 7-0.
Again Cincinnati finds room in the running game.
As the defense shifts, Marvin Jones again hauls in a pass from Dalton for a score.
On the next series, the Cardinals lose running back Chris Johnson.
Then Vontaze Burfict ends the drive for Arizona. They really can't do much on offense due to the Bengals' incredible pass rush.
The Cardinals also have a formidable front and Calais Campbell gets to Dalton for the sack.
But Jeremy Hill keeps on moving the chains.
With little time left in the quarter, the Bengals opt for a field goal try.
At the half the Bengals hold a comfortable 17-0 lead.What stands out on the stat sheet is the success in the running game.
To open the second half, the Bengals come out firing. A.J. Green pulls in a long pass to set up the Bengals for another score.
On the next play, Marvin Jones delivers.
The Bengals are on fire on both sides of the football. The defense is stifling the Cardinals offense.
Once again a punt from Arizona.
Not taking their foot off the gas, Dalton again finds Green for a huge gain.
Jeremy Hill finishes the drive with a touchdown.
It starts to get uncomfortable as the Cardinals can do nothing on offense and are getting desperate.
The pressure forces a poor throw from Palmer for a Reggie Nelson interception.
At the end of the third the Bengals are running away with this one, 31-10.
A familiar face in Frostee Rucker gets to Dalton for the sack.
It just doesn't matter. On the next play A.J. Green toasts his defender for the long touchdown.
On Arizona's next possession, Palmer is hit and fumbles the football away.
The Bengals recover.
Then Marvin Jones scores yet another touchdown.
Finally, something positive for Arizona. A long run broken for a touchdown by Andre Ellington.
Just to add insult to injury, the Bengals heave up a long pass at the end of regulation. A.J. Green brings it down and takes it in for the score.
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