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Bengals turn back Colts’ brief challenge

Andy Dalton, BenJarvus Green-Ellis AP

The Bengals are playing like a club that knows a first-round playoff bye is within the realm of possibility.

In a second half dominated by the offenses, the Bengals have pulled to a 35-21 fourth-quarter lead against the Colts n Cincinnati.

After the Colts had cut the Bengals’ lead to 21-14 in the third quarter, the Bengals responded with two straight TDs. First, they extended their lead to 28-14 on a one-yard TD pass from Andy Dalton to tight end Jermaine Gresham. Then, after forcing a three-and-out, the Bengals added another touchdown, with Dalton hitting A.J. Green for a nine-yard score.

The Colts, who have stayed in the game on the strength of their passing game in the second half, would rebound to draw within 35-21 with 9:54 left on a Luck-to-Lavon Brazill TD pass. The touchdown was Brazill’s second of the half.

With a win against the Colts and a Patriots loss to Cleveland, the Bengals would move into the No. 2 seed in the AFC. The Patriots are currently losing 19-11 to the Browns early in the fourth quarter.

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12 Responses to “Bengals turn back Colts’ brief challenge”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Dec 8, 2013 4:00 PM

    It’s the refs fault.

    42 points

    275 passing yards

    157 rushing yards

    Blame it on the refs.

  2. turtlehut says: Dec 8, 2013 4:00 PM

    Colts are losing, but Jeff Triplett saw something the announcers and I didn’t when deciding not to call an obvious intentional grounding on the home team!

  3. brudog says: Dec 8, 2013 4:03 PM

    Shows you that the loss of Wayne was too much for the Colts to overcome. Saint Luck has regressed to a middle of the pack QB

  4. cmgww says: Dec 8, 2013 4:32 PM

    Triplett’s crew needs to be fired. Not only for the TD that shouldn’t have been, but several other questionable calls that helped the Bengals. That said, the Colts lost to the better team today…but Triplett made 100% sure of it.

  5. coltsreign says: Dec 8, 2013 4:47 PM

    Cmgww
    Im with you.
    It should be 28-35.
    Brudog luck threw 4 Tds for 300+yards

  6. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Dec 8, 2013 5:02 PM

    You lost by 14 points and that was only because the defense played lax at the end of the game with a 21 point lead. Cry all you want about the Law Firm TD, you wouldn’t have been in the game either way.

  7. joetoronto says: Dec 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    Triplett has to be investigated, there’s no way he had irrefutable evidence to overturn the call on the field.

    That could have changed the game completely, it’s not as simply as saying “You lost by 14 points.”

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 8, 2013 6:47 PM

    Congrats on your pending 9-7 tainted season.

  9. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 8, 2013 7:04 PM

    2013 Cincinatti Bengals MVP = Jeff Triplett

  10. mikebrownfeedsondreams says: Dec 8, 2013 8:00 PM

    lol, you clowns have too much free time to always troll Bengals threads. Cincinnati dominated that game start to finish. If you really think the call changed the game, you’re an idiot.

  11. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 8, 2013 9:41 PM

    “the call”, as in one call? Hmm.

  12. junglerat524 says: Dec 9, 2013 1:14 PM

    Like that call even mattered. The Bengals dominated that game from start to finish (minus the up 21 3rd qtr letdown)

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