Texans-Bengals play forgettable first quarter

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How bad was the first quarter of Thursday night’s game?

The teams had combined for two first downs, 60 yards, five penalties, five punts and one turnover in the first 14 minutes before Andy Dalton threw up a prayer to A.J. Green, which he caught for a 50-yard gain on the next-to-last play of the quarter.

The punts and the turnover created the biggest excitement besides Green’s catch.

Adam Jones had a 33-yard punt return, nearly breaking it with Dylan Cole making a saving tackle. Later, Alex Erickson had a punt return for 26 yards after he bounced off the biceps of Brennan Scarlett.

But the Bengals wasted Erickson’s return when rookie receiver John Ross, in the first touch of his career, fumbled at the end of a 12-yard run as Kareem Jackson caused it and Jadeveon Clowney returned it 49 yards. Dalton made a touchdown-saving tackle at the Cincinnati 20, and the Texans ended up kicking a field goal for a 3-0 lead.

26 responses to “Texans-Bengals play forgettable first quarter

  1. The NFL is dying a slow and painful death. I’m at this game right now and this place is like a morgue. I was at the Ohio St./Oklahoma game last weekend and that place was a circus, complete bedlam. You could not have stuffed another human in that place with a shoehorn. The garbage the NFL put on the field in Week 1 was unwatchable. This dumpster fire tonight with the Bengals/Texans is not helping matters…

  2. It’s relaxing watching the Bengals offensive offensive line ignore their jobs.

    Thanks again, mike brown.

  3. If the NFL is trying to improve its image, please explain why Adam Jones is still allowed to play? NFL will cease to exsist after the current CBA.

  4. Andy Dalton is pathetic. How can they keep running this guy out there. And don’t get me started on Marvin Lewis. The guy in the first post is right. The NFL is slowly dying

  5. Andy Dalton is pathetic. How can they keep running this guy out there. And don’t get me started on Marvin Lewis. The guy in the first post is right. The NFL is slowly dying. The only reason anybody would watch this is if they bet on it or if they have fantasy action on it.

  6. skins99 says:
    September 14, 2017 at 9:34 pm
    Andy Dalton is pathetic. How can they keep running this guy out there. And don’t get me started on Marvin Lewis. The guy in the first post is right. The NFL is slowly dying. The only reason anybody would watch this is if they bet on it or if they have fantasy action on it.

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    but sheriff goebbels actually thinks that is enough to expand
    into europe

  7. jj watt might be the most overrated defensive “star” i have ever seen

    flat out disappears in most games

    only does well against medioce or bad offensive lines

  8. Yeah… it’s all Andy Dalton’s fault.

    Defensive lineman and linebackers are running untouched through the line… but… Dalton should connect on every play with a receiving corps that is useless (other than Green).

  9. Free Agency has killed any kind of team Chemistry, just a bunch of Divas playing not to get hurt. There are so many different types of penalties the game has slowed to a crawl. Instant replay is still not effective, Scoring is scoring but the NFL does not want field goals, so instead it has shrunk the width of the goal posts to tuning forks.So we have
    touchback punts….yawn. The first bad rule was missing a field goal cost the team an extra 7 yards where they place the ball down from the kick.. Again instead of watching teams try for record setting tries, we have guys catching a punt…YAWN again..
    Before Free Agency players got hosed for pay, but all they would need to do is use stats.
    We used to be able to name our teams players, now it is 1/2 of the team moving around with about the only stable players are QB’s if they are good every year.
    Football has gone down the same Politically correct Vanilla don’t hurt feelings crap as America has. And again instead of 8 or 10 interesting kicking plays, yawn punt/catch…Kick off from the 10.. LET the Play, Football isn’t as fun or worth the money anymore. Unless you are rich or take out a 2nd Mortgage on the house to see live games. So what Billy and Ashley don’t get to go to College.. We got to see Brady play live.

  10. but sheriff goebbels actually thinks that is enough to expand
    into europe

    I understand if you don’t like Goodell but making that comparison is ludicrous and pathetic.

  11. What does it say about the Bengals that they are getting beat at home by a team that made the Jaguars look like a Super Bowl team?

  12. I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been watching a lot of great defense tonight. Pass rushing has been phenomenal. Good coverage and pass break ups too, nearly a couple pick sixes. Oh wait, they haven’t been throwing 80 touchdowns every play. I guess it’s all just garbage football the. Better turn on your Xbox and go back to Madden.

  13. Thursday Night Football needs to go away.
    When the prime time used to happen, it was an event worth watching with compelling match-ups.
    Now, every cellar dwelling team gets a shot. It’s killing the NFL.
    Prime time used to be an event you planned for. Now it’s just bad football.

  14. You people are lame. I prefer low scoring games opposed to the arena crap that’s been displayed over the last several years. Give me 17-14 over 45-41 any day.

  15. I love all of the complaining about Thursday night games . This game could be on a Sunday and the teams would still suck. And guess what, no one would be forcing you to watch that either. Turn if off if you don’t care. If the ratings get bad enough it might go away, but you shouldn’t care if it does.

  16. dohczeppelin says:
    September 14, 2017 at 10:05 pm
    I don’t know about you guys but I’ve been watching a lot of great defense tonight. Pass rushing has been phenomenal. Good coverage and pass break ups too, nearly a couple pick sixes. Oh wait, they haven’t been throwing 80 touchdowns every play. I guess it’s all just garbage football the. Better turn on your Xbox and go back to Madden.
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    It’s not our fault that you can’t tell the difference between truly great defense and defense that LOOKS great because the offenses are so terrible.

  17. Jm91rs… You understand that if it was on Sunday, it would only be televised in local markets right?
    I wouldn’t have to watch it.

  18. They need to stop Thursday games for sure. They should actually retract 4-6 teams and put those players in a retraction draft for the remaining teams. Overload the teams with talent. I can’t believe how boring the first week plus tonight has been.

  19. Teams should only play on Thursday after a bye; and if be hsppy to see it go away : no time for coaches to prepare and players to recover ; overexposure with a crap 💩 product

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