Dalton to Green At 00:07 Lifts Bengals Past Falcons, 37-36
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, brilliant all day, hit sliding wide receiver A.J. Green in the right corner of the end zone with seven seconds left Sunday for a 13-yard touchdown pass that gave them a surreal 37-36 victory over the Falcons and capped a soul-searching 16-play drive in a confounding 4:08.
Quick Hits: 'It Felt Like The Playoffs'
ATLANTA - After Sunday’s 37-36 gem over the Falcons secured in the final seven seconds on quarterback Andy Dalton’s magical 16-play drive in the final 4:08, Bengals running back Giovani Bernard fought back tears.
Postgame Quotes: Week 4 At Atlanta
“It was a good win for us. It was tough to overcome ourselves in a lot of spots but we kept fighting. It was tough to overcome a blocked punt and a kick getting to the 50-yard line but we kept overcoming them."
Fourth and T.B.
It is fourth and T.B. Tyler Boyd’s fingerprints were all over this one Sunday. Never mind the career-high 11 catches and the two ice-cold fourth-down conversions in the final 57 seconds. Try the thigh injury that drove him from the game a few times, symbolizing the gutty Valley Forge slog from their own 25 that consumed 4:08 and 75 yards while overcoming a sack that turned into an incomplete pass, a penalty on left tackle Cordy Glenn and a depleted cupboard. Even with running back Giovani Bernard and wide receiver John Ross on the sidelines, quarterback Andy Dalton scrambled and dodged and bobbed and weaved brilliantly to save the day.
Hotlanta for emotional Bengals
ATLANTA_ The implacable Green-Dalton Bengals have never been nearly as emotional as their Chad-Carson forefathers and maybe that’s one of the reasons why they went to the postseason during their first five seasons in the NFL. But Sunday’s Kings Island-sized rollercoaster that ended on quarterback Andy Dalton’s 16-play thrill ride stretched their emotions raw.
Bengals, Falcons Run It Up As Eifert Feared Lost For Season
ATLANTA - The Red Rifle went shot-for-shot with Matty Ice in Sunday’s first half that was as shoot-out advertised with no punts when quarterback Andy Dalton hit 14 of 16 passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 passer rating to stake the Bengals to a 28-24 half-time lead.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert suffers gruesome leg injury
Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was carted off the field in Cincinnati's 37-36 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday with a gruesome leg injury. Eifert suffered a broken ankle and is expected to undergo surgery, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
John Ross had rebound game after chats with Johnson, Houshmandzadeh
Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh helped bring Cincinnati Bengals wideout John Ross to a great place. Much maligned after a pair of costly mistakes in Week 3, few players entered Week 4 with more to lose than Ross, the former top-10 pick playing in essentially his rookie season.
Falcons' season on the brink after Bengals' stunning win
ATLANTA — Every football coach at every level likes to talk about the “next man up.” Even in the NFL, where the salary cap ensures that teams don’t have a stash of blue chippers waiting for their opportunity, teams don't like to blame injuries for whatever problems they might incur.
What Dan Quinn said after the 37-36 loss to the Bengals
"The last two weeks have been tough as hell. All three phases, we had opportunities to close it. At the end of the day, we have to get these moments right. Both New Orleans and Cincinnati, it’s some of the best parts of playing and coaching are those times and it comes down to the end to do it. We’ve got to nail those. Through the first quarter of the season, our record doesn’t show that we have that part down. We’ve got work to do. We are a good team and record doesn’t show it at this point. So, those three tough losses, we are going right back to it, to get the work and get the things corrected that we’d like to get corrected so that we are playing our best during those moments.”
Cincinnati Benglas: Final drive proves Bengals have the guts for glory
When A.J. Green slid in the corner of the end zone, hauling in the game-winning 13-yard touchdown strike from Andy Dalton, Tyler Boyd didn’t run over to join Joe Mixon sprinting to tackle his teammate in the Mercedes-Benz Stadium sideline after a 37-36 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
NFL: Bengals A.J. Green says of winning TD, "That's why I'm here."
ATLANTA — For a variety of reasons, beginning with the market he plays in, Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is arguably the NFL’s most understated superstar. You’re not going to see him in a bunch of national commercials like Odell Beckham, Jr. He lacks the Q rating of Julio Jones and the magnetism of Antonio Brown. Generally speaking, Green avoids the off-field drama that often seems inherent to the league’s diva position.
Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl Window Is Closing—And Fast
The Pittsburgh Steelers no longer operate on a Super Bowl standard. Their current trajectory doesn't even place them in the playoff picture, let alone championship contention. Sunday's 26-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field merely highlighted all the deficiencies found on the Steelers ros
Joe Flacco, Ravens Beat Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers in 26-14 SNF Road Win
Baltimore is now 3-1, while its archrival is 1-2-1 and looking up at both the Ravens and the 3-1 Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North. Joe Flacco torched Pittsburgh's defense with 363 passing yards and two touchdowns, while Ben Roethlisberger finished 27-of-47 for 274 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Derek Carr, Raiders Come Back to Beat Baker Mayfield, Browns in OT for 1st Win
Cleveland lost its 23rd straight road game Sunday even though it led the Oakland Raiders 42-34 with less than a minute remaining. Derek Carr (35-of-58 for 437 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions) directed a game-tying drive in regulation and moved the offense into Matt McCrane's range for the winning field goal in overtime to clinch the 45-42 victory at Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.