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

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.

40 responses to “Bengals hit late field goal, win 23-22 in Jersey

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

  2. 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!
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    Andy is an intelligent playcaller. Changing plays like Peyton did

  3. 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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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!

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

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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

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    Happened in the AFC championship last year

  12. 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.

  13. .
    Revis Island is beginning to look like a retirement community. Would you sign him today for 16 million a year?
    .

  14. 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?

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

    Pats are going to get slapped around bad tonight by Arizona. Lots of sacks
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    Candygram for Mongo. Ha Ha. Pats 23 AZ 21

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