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Bengals hit late field goal, win 23-22 in Jersey

Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green (18) catches a pass in front of New York Jets' Darrelle Revis (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 in East Rutherford, N.J. Green scored a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) AP

If the Bengals and the Jets come down to a battle for a Wild Card spot later this year, the Jets are going to feel even more regretful about letting their season opener get away than they likely do on Sunday afternoon.

The Jets came away with just 13 points on four trips inside the Bengals’ 10-yard-line and Nick Folk missed an extra point that looms large in a 23-22 home loss to the Bengals. Mike Nugent scored the winning points of the game on a 47-yard field goal with 54 seconds left to play and a costly Brandon Marshall drop was followed by a Josh Shaw interception to seal the deal a few plays later.

Nugent missed a 52-yard field goal earlier in the fourth quarter, but got a closer chance as time ran out when A.J. Green picked up 11 yards on a third down play. Green was a problem for the Jets all day, beating Darrelle Revis more than once on his way to 12 catches for 180 yards and a touchdown.

Green’s big plays helped the Bengals overcome a Jets pass rush that dropped Andy Dalton seven times and kept the running game in relative check over the course of the afternoon. 2015 first-round pick Leonard Williams had 2.5 of those sacks and the Jets didn’t appear to miss a beat without the suspended Sheldon Richardson and departed Damon Harrison.

The secondary had too many breakdowns, however, and the offense failed to take advantage of too many chances to get the ball into the end zone. Marshall and Eric Decker had quiet days — five catches for 69 yards between the two of them — and Ryan Fitzpatrick was just 16-of-35 overall. Matt Forte’s 155 yards from scrimmage in his first Jets outing was what they signed him to do, but there wasn’t enough help this Sunday.

Credit the Bengals for doing a good job on the big guns in the passing game and for realizing that there were plays to make through the air when the blocking held up. They threw it deep when coverage was tight and then switched it up when the Jets backed off, which added up to a big day for Green and Dalton, who ended up 23-of-30 for 366 yards. The sacks will need to come down, but it’s always nicer to fix those problems with a 1-0 record.

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40 Responses to “Bengals hit late field goal, win 23-22 in Jersey”
  1. natijim235 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:32 PM

    Let’s hear it bengal haters….redhead gets sacked 7 times and still find a way to win!

  2. lanman11 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:33 PM

    Revis is washed up.

  3. chuckshontaspads says: Sep 11, 2016 4:34 PM

    Same old same old.

  4. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:36 PM

    Oh Andy and AJ,,you never cease to amaze Who Dey Nation

  5. nufcedmcgreevey says: Sep 11, 2016 4:36 PM

    Even with getting the cheap calls jets find a way to lose. Even good ell can’t help the jets.

  6. grogansheroes says: Sep 11, 2016 4:37 PM

    LOL. Looks like when the Pats lose tonight, they’ll still be in first place!! Ha Ha Herr Roger!

  7. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:38 PM

    natijim235 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:32 PM
    Let’s hear it bengal haters….redhead gets sacked 7 times and still find a way to win!
    ____________________________
    Andy is an intelligent playcaller. Changing plays like Peyton did

  8. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 11, 2016 4:39 PM

    The Bungals can thank the Jets for handing them this one… especially Marshall dropping that last pass right in his hands. And gift-blowing the coverage on the cheap long TD to Green. Uh, note to natijim235: maybe you should be asking yourself how long Dalton can stay upright getting sacked that many times each week.

    #NotImpressed

  9. peytonwantsaflag says: Sep 11, 2016 4:43 PM

    Suspicious reffing aside that was a good, fun, game to watch. Jets are a good team and will have a good year. Go bengals

  10. oddte says: Sep 11, 2016 4:45 PM

    and suddenly the patriots already have a half game lead in the division. (yes the dolphins are going to lose in Seattle)

  11. jjfootball says: Sep 11, 2016 4:45 PM

    Raiders beat the Officials, and the Saints!

  12. Iknowitall says: Sep 11, 2016 4:46 PM

    Darrell MEvis is the most overrated player in the game.
    the media has made him out to be better than in reality

  13. bengalskuta82 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:47 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:39 PM
    The Bungals can thank the Jets for handing them this one… especially Marshall dropping that last pass right in his hands. And gift-blowing the coverage on the cheap long TD to Green. Uh, note to natijim235: maybe you should be asking yourself how long Dalton can stay upright getting sacked that many times each week.

    #NotImpressed
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    Oh looks like somebody’s not having a good Sunday..I feel for bro

  14. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Sep 11, 2016 4:49 PM

    Craig Carton,,,, booyakasha !!!!!

  15. tylawspick6 says: Sep 11, 2016 4:50 PM

    Jetsies! Classic stuff!

    Revis and Marshall = OVERPAID

    Good thing Marshall is on Inside the NFL though! lmao

  16. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Sep 11, 2016 4:52 PM

    Good game Jets! You’ll win a lot of games, you’ve got a good team.

    Nice road win fellas!!! 1-0!!!

  17. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Sep 11, 2016 4:56 PM

    lanman11 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:33 PM
    Revis is washed up.
    —–

    Nah, AJ is a beast.

  18. Moudabo says: Sep 11, 2016 5:00 PM

    Bengals were lucky to escape with the win.
    They were getting mauled in the trenches.

  19. absolutevisuals says: Sep 11, 2016 5:02 PM

    natijim235 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:32 PM

    Let’s hear it bengal haters….redhead gets sacked 7 times and still find a way to win!

    —-

    Oh yeah, he’s a great regular season QB. And then – one & done.

  20. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Sep 11, 2016 5:06 PM

    I knew the day would come when a missed extra point costs a team a game.

  21. Deb says: Sep 11, 2016 5:06 PM

    Jet, Jets, Jets … oh pooh!

  22. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 11, 2016 5:06 PM

    Wonder if Marshall still feels good about that bet he challenged Antonio Brown to?

  23. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 11, 2016 5:08 PM

    bengalskuta82 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 4:47 PM

    Oh looks like somebody’s not having a good Sunday..I feel for bro
    —————————————

    Actually I’m having a rather nice Sunday… knowing that if the Bungals have to struggle like this against teams like the Jets, they won’t be much of a factor this season.

  24. chrispin53 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:09 PM

    It was a really good game between two quality AFC squads. They both left points on the board (the jets more than Cincy) and the bengals won a tough opening road game without Eifert and Burfict.

    Got a feeling these teams will play again in January.

  25. shoesfinest says: Sep 11, 2016 5:17 PM

    Bengals will fix the O line issues. Nice win minus the defensive captain (Burfict) and the TE who led the NFL in TD’s last year. Who dey

  26. tylereifertisunstoppable says: Sep 11, 2016 5:27 PM

    ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Sep 11, 2016 5:06 PM
    Wonder if Marshall still feels good about that bet he challenged Antonio Brown to?
    —-

    No, he knows AB has to face Adam Jones twice.

  27. bengalsfan73 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:37 PM

    Congrats to both teams for a hard fought game on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. The Bengals won a tough game against a really good Jets team in an emotional environment today. However, AJ made Revis look really bad. He basically bought Revis Island and evicted him today. He definitely showed that Revis is no longer the shutdown corner he once was. The Jets will definitely be much better when they get Richardson back next week but today I will take the win by my beloved Bengals. For all of the haters that predicted they will have a rough year this year, you might want to look again because wait till they get Eifert and Burfict back they will be even stronger. Who Dey

  28. oddte says: Sep 11, 2016 5:39 PM

    twoteamsforlosangeles says:
    Sep 11, 2016 5:06 PM
    I knew the day would come when a missed extra point costs a team a game.

    ——–

    Happened in the AFC championship last year

  29. bengalsfan2079 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:46 PM

    Despite the ugly offensive line performance they found a way to close it out. It will take a little time I think with a new offensive coordinator to get everything in sync but AJ ate up Revis today and Dalton had a strong performance despite the sacks.

  30. tylawspick6 says: Sep 11, 2016 5:52 PM

    The utter joy of watching the Jets fail time and again.

  31. 6ball says: Sep 11, 2016 6:09 PM

    .
    Revis Island is beginning to look like a retirement community. Would you sign him today for 16 million a year?
    .

  32. stoogy says: Sep 11, 2016 6:27 PM

    Ampatsisahypocrite,

    Don’t stress fanboy, I’m sure Martavis Bryant will lead the league in receiving yards and td’s. He is the greatest wr to ever come out of Clemson right?

  33. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 11, 2016 6:39 PM

    Week one. Looooooong way to go. A lot can happen.

  34. PFT loves the Steelers says: Sep 11, 2016 6:40 PM

    Andy Dalton is an elite QB.

  35. mongo3401 says: Sep 11, 2016 6:44 PM

    Pats are going to get slapped around bad tonight by Arizona. Lots of sacks

  36. corvuscrassirostris says: Sep 11, 2016 6:44 PM

    Anybody remember when Tebow beat the Steelers in the playoffs? Yinzer’s never wanna talk about that piece of history huh?

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 11, 2016 9:45 PM

    Too bad Nugent can’t play QB too.

  38. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 11, 2016 11:38 PM

    mongo3401 says:
    Sep 11, 2016 6:44 PM

    Pats are going to get slapped around bad tonight by Arizona. Lots of sacks
    —————————————————

    Candygram for Mongo. Ha Ha. Pats 23 AZ 21

  39. ktimmmtb says: Sep 12, 2016 1:47 PM

    Question? After the blocked 22 yard field goal (4 yard scrimmage), why did the Bengals get the ball at the 20?

  40. burfictisabeast says: Sep 13, 2016 2:04 AM

    After the block the ball went out of bounds in the endzone.

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