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Bengals start fast in Philly

Marvin Lewis, Andy Reid AP

The Bengals are fighting for a playoff spot, and they opened their Thursday night game in Philadelphia like they mean business.

After the Bengals kicked off, it took their defense just two plays to get the ball back, with Carlos Dunlap stripping Jeremy Maclin from behind and Domata Peko recovering Maclin’s fumble. Just a minute into the first quarter, the turnover-prone Eagles had lost yet another turnover, and the Bengals were in business in Eagles territory.

And then the Bengals’ offense marched down the field with running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis doing most of the work. Green-Ellis gained 36 yards on five carries, the last of which was a one-yard touchdown plunge up the middle to give the Bengals a 7-0 lead.

After that, the Eagles’ offense went three-and-out, and the Eagles’ punt team messed up, rushing to get their proper personnel on the field and then having the punt blocked. That set up the Bengals in great field position, where they kicked a field goal and increased the lead to 10-0.

It’s a silent night in Philadelphia, where the fans sound like they’ve resigned themselves to the fact that their team is playing out the string. If the Eagles don’t start playing better, this one could get ugly.

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22 Responses to “Bengals start fast in Philly”
  1. mojosmagic says: Dec 13, 2012 8:56 PM

    And the national media still thinks Andy Reid is a great coach. Reality check, Reid Eagles are probably the worst coached team in football and he has a mediocre record since the Superbowl team of 2004.

  2. stevenray72 says: Dec 13, 2012 9:05 PM

    The Eagles are just awfull. Come on! There is no way with all the talent over the last few years and no playoff run. Not to mention zero Superbowl wins ever!! Fire Andy Reid and bring in someone that knows how to coach. Everyone knows that Jim Johnson is the real reason for the Eagles early success and that Andy along with Jeffrey Lurie were just there simply to enjoy the ride. When Jeffrey fires Andy he should immediately FIRE himself! Maby then the wins and the trophies will start happening.

  3. bengalskuta82 says: Dec 13, 2012 9:07 PM

    Andy Reid is a fine Coach.Its the players that aren’t executing well enough for them to win games..anyways hope they suck 2nite coz we need this

  4. melonheadsdaddy says: Dec 13, 2012 9:07 PM

    Maclin should have been benched for holding the ball like he did. A veteran should set an example for Bryce brown. That’s COACHING 101…

  5. marcg1957 says: Dec 13, 2012 9:18 PM

    Why aren’t the Eagles giving the ball to V. Brown more often? All they do is try to pass the ball!!! I need fantasy points from SB. Brown.

  6. jaredo10 says: Dec 13, 2012 9:18 PM

    wow you no nothing about football to say Andy Reid isnt a great coach.. take a nap

  7. bleedgreen says: Dec 13, 2012 9:42 PM

    Its a tie game now, btw.

  8. EJ says: Dec 13, 2012 9:43 PM

    I am not a Bengals fan, but I am rooting for them to catch one of those wildcard spots. Since my team is already out of the chase, the Bengals are the team I am backing to the Superbowl. I would love to see a young team like Cincinnati take out the Patriots and Texans en route to the big game.

  9. anyonebutbrady says: Dec 13, 2012 9:45 PM

    It’s hard to believe the eagles have scored any touchdowns at all this year, they are a whole new brand of suck in the redzone…

  10. djigel says: Dec 13, 2012 9:58 PM

    Started fast – sure did slow down pretty quick

  11. negadelphian says: Dec 13, 2012 10:06 PM

    Start fast and stall hard….GO BIRDS !!!!!

  12. sgtr0c says: Dec 13, 2012 10:07 PM

    Cincy can’t close a game. Also haven’t had any real offense. bunch of penalties. Playing foe aplayoff spot. hahahaha

    Yeah, Eagles are worried…

  13. rawhead08 says: Dec 13, 2012 10:08 PM

    Eagles have a lot of good young players. Any coach would be dumb not to take that job if Reid is canned

  14. rawhead08 says: Dec 13, 2012 10:13 PM

    Bengals blow

  15. rawhead08 says: Dec 13, 2012 10:14 PM

    Keep picking against Philly. I like to laugh at dummies losing money hahaha

  16. sbmcintosh36 says: Dec 13, 2012 10:14 PM

    Need to correct your posts it should read Andy Reid WAS a great coach he’s mediocre at best last 4 years he needs to go immediately this team has completely quit on him they’re undisciplined and near lazy

  17. moerawn says: Dec 13, 2012 10:16 PM

    Looks like the Bengals decided not to wait until the 4th quarter to choke.

  18. melonheadsdaddy says: Dec 13, 2012 10:17 PM

    Jared. Andy is and has been garbage since 2005. This I “no” to be a fact. Clown.

  19. mojosmagic says: Dec 13, 2012 11:08 PM

    What kind of imbecile would say Andy Reid is a fine coach but his players don’t execute. And who is responsible for that? Me, you? How about the head coach!

  20. eaglesfan29 says: Dec 13, 2012 11:10 PM

    Foles game last week was a fluke this kid is not good, he makes some bad decision the eagles are now 1 and 4 with him. I guess some of you are going to blame the 4 turnovers tonight on vick. Foles is a Avg QB and he may be decent in Az but not philly. Someone said last week this guy is the real deal lol, he’s not. Please andy put vick back in for the last couples of game cause these games are getting really boring.

  21. rawhead08 says: Dec 14, 2012 6:03 AM

    Is that why they went to the NFC title game in 08?

  22. holdthemayo123 says: Dec 14, 2012 6:27 AM

    Great coaches win Super Bowls. I’d classify Reid as very good.

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