Bengals douse Jets to get their first win of 2019

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The Jets were the opponent when the Dolphins got their first win of the season after seven straight losses and they remained the opponent a losing team wants to see in Cincinnati on Sunday.

After 11 losses in 11 ties, the Bengals finally found their way to a win over a Jets team that seemed to have taken their season in a better direction with three straight wins. That progress crashed to a halt in a 22-6 loss that drops them to 4-8 on the season.

Andy Dalton became the franchise’s all-time touchdown pass leader in the first quarter and moved the team well during a first half that ended with the Bengals up 17-6. They slowed down in the second half, but the play of their defense and the Jets’ willingness to shoot themselves in the foot made sure that didn’t come back to haunt them.

The Bengals kept the Jets out of the red zone for the entire game, sacked Sam Darnold four times and never really let Le'Veon Bell get going on the ground. There were occasions when the Jets would make big plays, but they were called back by penalties and the Jets finished with 10 fouls for 106 yards.

One was a holding call on left tackle Kelvin Beachum in the end zone that handed the Bengals two points and a short field they used for a field goal in the third quarter. Another was a pass interference call on linebacker Neville Hewitt as he tried to cover wide receiver Tyler Boyd near the end zone. That set up a Joe Mixon touchdown and helped set the stage for the Bengals’ first win since Week 15 of last season.

Dalton ended the day 22-of-37 for 243 yards in his first start since getting benched in favor of rookie Ryan Finley after Week Eight. Beyond any numbers, there was a clear spark to the Bengals that wasn’t in evidence in the last few weeks and defensive end Carlos Dunlap provided further jolts with three sacks.

Darnold wasn’t hurt on any of those sacks, but did seem to twist his ankle late in the fourth quarter. He remained in for the team’s final offensive play, but they’ll surely take a closer look before next week’s visit from the Dolphins.

The Bengals, meanwhile, will go to Cleveland for the first of two meetings with the Browns in the final four weeks of the season.

27 responses to “Bengals douse Jets to get their first win of 2019

  1. The Jets should not have traded Teddy Bridgewater and took a gamble on an unproven draft pick.

  2. Andy Dalton became the franchise’s all-time touchdown pass leader…

    What does that say about your franchise when Andy Dalton is the all-time TD pass leader. I would have thought Boomer, or even Ken Anderson.

  3. @ Kolo
    What it says is that Andy Dalton is a fine NFL caliber QB. Just so your aware…..he would be the career passing leader on 12 other franchises! Just sayin!
    WHO DEY!!!!

  4. bengalguy says:
    December 1, 2019 at 4:34 pm
    @ Kolo
    What it says is that Andy Dalton is a fine NFL caliber QB. Just so your aware…..he would be the career passing leader on 12 other franchises! Just sayin!
    WHO DEY!!!!
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    The question: “What does that say about your franchise…”

    Your answer: Says nothing about the Bengals as a franchise.

    I did not say that Mr. Dalton is not a decent NFL QB. Emphasis on decent.

  5. As long as Johnson and Johnson own this franchise, nothing will ever change… The greatest moment in Jets history, in the last 50 years, was watching Broadway Joe handing the Lombardi over to the Patriots after SB win #6. Best moment in the next 50 next years too.

  6. Yabbadabbadoo says:
    December 1, 2019 at 5:09 pm
    Hey Kolo, sounds like you fear the Bengals. They are one of the best franchise in NFL history.
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    Well, I have been a Steelers fan since 1968.

    The Steelers have a 65-35 overall series lead over the Bengals. Pittsburgh is 33-16 at home against the Bengals, 32-19 on the road. None of that inspires much fear.

    0-2 in the playoffs v Steelers, still not too scared. 5-14 over all playoff record, not nervous over that. 0-2 in the Super Bowl, nope, not worrisome.

    Bengals all-time record including playoffs: 363-452. Now that is scary for one of the best franchises in the 100 year history of the NFL.

    Scariest of all? 0 (zero) playoff wins since 1990. Were you even born then?

  7. “Hey Kolo, sounds like you fear the Bengals. They are one of the best franchise in NFL history.
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    Well, I have been a Steelers fan since 1968.

    The Steelers have a 65-35 overall series lead over the Bengals. Pittsburgh is 33-16 at home against the Bengals, 32-19 on the road. None of that inspires much fear.

    0-2 in the playoffs v Steelers, still not too scared. 5-14 over all playoff record, not nervous over that. 0-2 in the Super Bowl, nope, not worrisome.

    Bengals all-time record including playoffs: 363-452. Now that is scary for one of the best franchises in the 100 year history of the NFL.

    Scariest of all? 0 (zero) playoff wins since 1990. Were you even born then?”
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    You’re taking this a little too seriously.

  8. cardinealsfan20 says:
    December 1, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    You’re taking this a little too seriously.
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    Yeah, that’s what my wife says about my fanaticism with the Steelers. You are both right, I suppose.

  9. Darnold is a inaccurate rookie whom should still be riding the bench ! Gase needs to be fired from a cannon out of New York ! How the hell is your BEST pass possession wr on the field and you cant connect to him yet you keep force feeding a crappy Anderson for HomeRun plays ?????????!

  10. Bengal fans have seen the scenario many times, the Bengals will a win a few meaningless games to end the season and Mike Brown will proclaim the team is headed in the right direction. Except this time the Bengals will lose out on getting the number one draft pick. Guaranteed the Bengals will screw up getting the number one draft pick. It’s who they are.

  11. Crazy eyes Gase got off to a bad start in New York and things have only gone downhill sense. Jets gotta get a new head coach, no doubt about it. Will they, probably not cause they’re the Jets.

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