Cincinnati's offense is all of the place... and we mean that as a matter of description. Positive description. When you think the Bengals are going to throw it, they run. When you believe that they're going to run, they throw. When you believe that they're going to throw the football to Jeremy Hill on a screen to the right, Dalton throws a screen pass to the left with Brandon Tate following his blockers.
Hue Jackson kept up with the high tempo deception on Cincinnati's fourth possession of the game, which began at their own 35-yard line to open the second quarter. Cincinnati moved the football 55 yards on 11 plays on the drive, even reaching Baltimore's 10-yard line with 10:25 remaining in the first half. Unfortunately Andy Dalton and Jermaine Gresham are unable to hook up on a sure-touchdown on second and eight. Dalton overthrew A.J. Green in the back of the endzone on third down.
Mike Nugent converted the 28-yard field goal with over ten minutes remaining to give Cincinnati a 9-0 lead.