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Bengals Bytes (9/10): Carlos Dunlap used his frustration to spark comeback

Carlos Dunlap was called for a few roughing the passer calls, but he didn’t let that slow him down.

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Mixon, Bengals grind for win
Now, everyone was praising everyone else for changing the momentum in one of the biggest road comebacks in the Green-Dalton Era. It certainly had to be the most gutty and resourceful, given they survived an ejection, and two turnovers by their stars in a brutal first quarter, overcame a 13-point deficit with 20 minutes left to win by 11 and watched two backups (safety Clayton Fejedelem and middle linebacker Hardy Nickerson) team up for the winning play.

Quick hits: Fej scoops and scores; Dalton toughs it out; Revenge of Carlos
So naturally the Bengals’ wild 34-23 Opening Day victory over the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium came courtesy of safety Clayton Fejedelem’s 83-yard scoop-and-score of Colts tight end Jack Doyle’s fumble to interrupt Andrew Luck’s comeback comeback with 24 seconds left.

What An Opener, Bengals Win 34-23
INDIANAPOLIS - Bengals safety Clayton Fejedelem’s forced fumble on Colts tight end Jack Doyle and his ensuing 83-yard return for a touchdown with 24 seconds left capped one of Cincinnati’s greatest road comebacks in an enthralling and intriguing 34-23 Opening Day victory as they scored the last 24 points.

Cincinnati Bengals' Carlos Dunlap channels anger into big play
He had just been flagged for roughing the passer on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, or more specifically, using his full body weight to try to get the sack. Not only did it give the Colts a first down on a key third-and-7 play, but it was the second time Dunlap had been flagged for roughing the passer in a game.

Defense scoops Colts to make score 1-0
INDIANAPOLIS _ It was quite a Bengals debut for defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who was true to the scouting report and brought the blitz more than his predecessors during Sunday’s draining 34-23 Opening Day victory over the Colts. But it was persistence rather than pressure that gave the Bengals their first victory ever at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Clayton Fejedelem comes up big for Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1
Right after Sunday’s game – after he had saved the day for the Cincinnati Bengals at Lucas Oil Stadium – Clayton Fejedelem stood bare-chested and still a bit dazed in the dressing room as he tried to explain his unlikely path to NFL stardom.

This Team is not the Same Old Cincinnati Bengals
We have all seen it too many times before. The Bengals have a chance to put a game away but fail to do so. We then watch helplessly as the opposing team drives down field at the end of the game to win it.

Bengals offseason of turnover talk shows at Indy
When the ball hit the ground, running back Joe Mixon and teammates watching anxiously on the Bengals sideline on Sunday replicated the sound they’ve heard at every practice since returning in April.

Bengals highlights: John Ross scores first NFL touchdown
The Cincinnati Bengals wideout scored his first NFL touchdown Sunday in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts, undressing a cornerback with hesitation before zipping past him for a score:


Aaron Rodgers Reminds NFC North Who Runs the Division
Rodgers' one-legged performance Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field cemented his deity-like status. His mere presence gives the Green Bay Packers a chance to win every time he's on the field, and the team's latest miracle comeback win further proved it.

Monday Morning Digest: The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell Are Risking It All
Bell tweeted the "monocle" emoji after the frustrating, sloppy draw in the rain, in which the Steelers frittered away a 21-7 fourth-quarter lead on turnovers and mistakes.

Pat Mahomes, Tyreek Hill Are Taking over the NFL as Next Superstar Tandem
The team's new franchise quarterback has the size, strength and mobility to become something special, but Mahomes attempted just 35 passes as a rookie. He's a risk-taker who will likely always be prone to mistakes, and he made several notable miscues this summer.

Browns Are the NFL's Biggest Week 1 Winners—and They Didn't Even Win
In what was a glorious and fun day of football, the center of the NFL universe was, of all places, the losingest, sorriest, most inept, most laughed at, most mocked, most quarterback-deprived place on Earth.

Titans vs. Dolphins Longest Game in NFL History After 2 Weather Delays
After two extended weather delays, the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans will take part in the longest game in NFL history. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sunday's game broke the five-hour, 16-minute mark set by the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens in 2013.