Bengals hold on for 20-16 win over Bills

AP

The Bills had a chance for a comeback victory, but Tyrod Taylor was sacked, completed a pass for no gain and then threw an interception to safety George Iloka with 2:14 remaining. The Bengals ran out the clock.

Wide receiver A.J. Green caught a 77-yard touchdown from Andy Dalton in the first quarter to get the Bengals rolling. He finished with seven catches for 189 yards and also lost a fumble. He also took the blame for Dalton’s two interceptions.

Dalton was 22-of-36 for 328 yards with one touchdown besides the two interceptions. Bills safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer had the picks.

The Bills managed only 221 yards as the Bengals had six sacks to go with Iloka’s interception. Defensive end Michael Johnson had two of Cincinnati’s sacks.

Taylor went 20-of-37 for 166 yards with one interception and one touchdown. LeSean McCoy rushed for 63 yards on 19 carries.

The Bills led 13-10 to start the fourth quarter, but Joe Mixon gave the Bengals the lead for good on a 5-yard touchdown run only five seconds into the final period.

23 responses to “Bengals hold on for 20-16 win over Bills

  1. The 2017 Bengals Defense is very good… until… Vontaze Burfict gets suspended again
    for not putting his turn signal on when moving his car in his own driveway.

  2. Despite Daltons flaws he still gives the Bengals the best chance to win. Is he great? He never will be but he is above average. The defense is insanely good with a young stud Carl Lawson coming into the fold. Their o line is not there yet but it’s getting better. Joe Mixon was able to get some more running room today. A few weeks ago it was looking like a lost season. With the Steelers suddenly looking mediocre this could still be wide open. The offensive coordinator change really did this team good. Zampese was awful it had to be done.

  3. Power rankings won’t ever show it but the Bengals are the best team in the AFC north right now.

  4. I’ll take Dalton, McCarron, Kevin Hogan, Deahone Kizer, even Wally Pip over Tyrod. There is a line to be drawn between efficient and conservative. Tyrod is about as conservative as it gets, and it is wildly inefficient. However, Buffalo fans will continue to tell you it’s his receivers. This is the NFL, guys don’t run wide open. If you can’t give them a chance when they get a step, then you deserve to be benched. The defense keeps you in every single game, games you probably should have no business being in. You have to reward them. Tyrod needs to take a seat.

  5. Imagine Andy Dalton with 2 decent wide receivers.

    A.J. Green is great… but… brandon lafell and tyler boyd are useless.

    Mixon and Bernard need to be on the field together on all offensive plays.

  6. The 2017 Bengals Defense is very good… until… Vontaze Burfict gets suspended again
    for not putting his turn signal on when moving his car in his own driveway.
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    I’m thinking major fine and 5 game suspension for sacking Taylor and allowing Lawson to hit him late.

  7. .
    Bengals have a bye, then their next three:

    @Pittsburgh
    Indianapolis
    @Jacksonville

    If they win all three, they’re right in the race.

  8. rabidbillsfan says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:59 pm
    I’ll take Dalton, McCarron, Kevin Hogan, Deahone Kizer, even Wally Pip over Tyrod. There is a line to be drawn between efficient and conservative. Tyrod is about as conservative as it gets, and it is wildly inefficient. However, Buffalo fans will continue to tell you it’s his receivers. This is the NFL, guys don’t run wide open. If you can’t give them a chance when they get a step, then you deserve to be benched. The defense keeps you in every single game, games you probably should have no business being in. You have to reward them. Tyrod needs to take a seat.
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    Tyrod absolutely has his flaws but this is the worst WR group in the NFL now that Matthews is out, and it’s really not that close.

  9. “… but this is the worst WR group in the NFL now that Matthews is out”

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    Cleveland’s receivers are much worse.

  10. Dude, stop. Tyrod is terrible. Stop with this receiver nonsense. You see what Seattle has? How about Jacksonville? Chicago? Let’s not forget that Tyrod was still losing games with Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Give me back Ryan Fitzpatrick, he’ll at least give his guys a chance. Like, you aren’t even watching the games if you think what you just said is even believable. Last week, Tyrod double clutched on the Matthews TD because he didn’t see him WIDE OPEN. He has no anticipation. He literally has to see his man wide open before pulling the trigger. Beyond that, he leaves his guys hanging out to dry. Good QB’s make their WR’s better, it’s fact.

  11. stillabengalsfan says:
    October 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    Andy’s picks are both on AJ. The running game has GOT to get going. D looks good. Cincy is right back in the race for the north division.
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    No, the 1st one was on Dalton, the ball was way too high and was tipped.

  12. Tyrod Taylor never was and never will be the answer at QB. The Bills have a good D, run game and special teams. Out Peterman in and if doesn’t look like he has potential you draftva QB either one of your first 6 picks in the top 90 next year. Enough is enough. Buh bye Tyrod

  13. “No, the 1st one was on Dalton, the ball was way too high and was tipped”

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    No… the first one was on the pouring rain.

  14. Taylor has never lead a successful two minute comeback drive to win the game. And until or if he ever does, then I will have a little more confidence in him. However, he has had three seasons. This season he has had two chances and he didn’t get it done. Z Jones is the EJ Manual of the receiver corps. Dump him and bring in anyone else who can catch.

  15. doctorrustbelt says:
    October 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    “No, the 1st one was on Dalton, the ball was way too high and was tipped”

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    No… the first one was on the pouring rain.
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    You must be related to Dalton, the way you cough up excuses for him.

  16. Tyrod is deer in headlights, all day taking long reads. He will never learn to anticipate and throw quick and timely. I still foresee 8-8 with Tyrod, receivers were open watching replays. Hope to see Peterman soon getting his shot.

  17. Upside is the Bills are headed the right direction..the defense looks solid with upside still…but offense is woeful…sure the WR’s don’t scare anyone, but Tyrod still misses the open WR’s. It’s not really a debate, he’s an exciting backup and a guy who CAN make plays, but not a playmaker if that makes sense. Id like to see Peterman in action to get a live look at him vs NFL competition..if he’s adequate/decent/good we have a lot more flexibility in the draft to get the best talent with our first 6 picks

  18. eroschmidt says:
    October 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm
    Tyrod Taylor never was and never will be the answer at QB. The Bills have a good D, run game and special teams. Out Peterman in and if doesn’t look like he has potential you draftva QB either one of your first 6 picks in the top 90 next year. Enough is enough. Buh bye Tyrod

    Tyrod Taylor was a sixth round draft pick cut by the Ravens. With good reason.

    Only Buffalo would try and make a reject into a franchise QB. They did they same thing with Fitzpatrick. Yes, they swung and they missed with the EJ Manuel pick but for crying out loud, try again buffalo. You can actually try and draft for your future. You’re not required to give the every bargain bin QB available the keys to the offense.

  19. This was a poorly played game by both teams. Either one of these teams would have been easily beat by a good team. The Bengals very easy schedule my save them.

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