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Bengals News (9/26): Fast start leads to win

The Bengals quick start is what they attributed to their first win of the season.

Cincinnati Bengals v New York Jets Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

For Starters, Bengals See Undefeated Dolphins Next
The Bengals' first win of the season was authored by Joe Burrow and Trey Hendrickson, but it was autographed by the toughness of La'el Collins and Tee Higgins and Samaje Perine and a rebounding offensive line and the resiliency and resourcefulness of a defense that is sniffing around the top five.

Bengals Quick Hits: Burrow, Quick Start, Big Finish Lift Bengals Over Jets
But it was the last drive of the game they wanted to talk about as they savored their first win of the year, what wide receiver Tyler Boyd called "a must-have," 27-12 win over the Jets with the unbeaten Dolphins looming at Paycor Stadium Thursday night.

Everything Zac Taylor and Joe Burrow Had To Say After Beating The Jets
That's something sorted early in the week and we solidified that in our situational meeting on Saturday mornings and talk through all that stuff with the coordinators. That was something we were leaning to all week and committed to it yesterday.

Burrow, Hendrickson Lead Bengals to 27-12 Win Over Jets
Quarterback Joe Burrow threw three third-down touchdown passes to three different receivers and sack ace Trey Hendrickson came up with his first 2.5 of the season that included two huge sack-strip as they channeled the big plays from the AFC title run. Burrow finished with a steady-hand 23 of 36 for 275 yards, with slot receiver Tyler Boyd catching a game-high 105 that included a 56-yard touchdown on a YAC special to end the first quarter. The Jets couldn't cover wide receiver Tee Higgins and he physically dominated them with five catches for 93 yards, all in the first half.

Tyreek Hill Warns Eli Apple Ahead of Bengals-Dolphins Game
Tyreek Hill wasted no time starting the trash talk Sunday after the Dolphins’ nail-biting win over the Bills. His beef with Bengals cornerback Eli Apple stretches back to last year’s postseason, and he clearly hasn’t forgotten about it.

Cincinnati Bengals' Tyler Boyd scores TD on 56-yard catch-and-run
That was the recipe for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd to reel off a 56-yard touchdown in Sunday's game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.

New York Jets Offensive Line Was Overwhelmed Against Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati logged 4.0 sacks on Sunday afternoon. It could have been a lot worse as the Bengals' ferocious pass rushers spent about as much time in the pocket as Jets' quarterback Joe Flacco did.

Around the league

'The Pro Bowl Games' reimagine NFL's all-star game by virtue of flag football
All of this is intended to create a fresh take on what had become quite stale. At its core, the purpose of the Pro Bowl is to show off the abilities of the best football players on the planet. But with the game comes a risk of injury, and the top athletes in today's game are understandably unwilling to give it their all in a game that matters for nothing but, well, bragging rights.

Giants could look to trade WR Kenny Golladay if situation doesn't improve
The highly paid pass catcher is expected to be active for tonight's game against the Cowboys, hoping for more productivity than he has provided during the first two weeks and another chance to show New York's new coaching staff that he can get it done.

Jimmy Garoppolo's safety encapsulates 49ers' 'sloppy day' in loss to Broncos
Leading 7-3 with just over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter, facing a second-and-10 at their own 2-yard line, Jimmy G dropped back and retreated under pressure, stepping out of the back of the end zone for a safety, ending the play before he threw a potential pick-six to Bradley Chubb.

Josh Allen, Bills 'take it on the chin' after dominating box score in loss to Dolphins
"This is one game. We'll learn from this one tomorrow, take it on the chin and again prepare for next week," quarterback Josh Allen said after the loss. "That's all we can do. We can move forward. Again, we're 2-1. I'd like to be 3-0, but 2-1 we can still accomplish everything we want to accomplish."