Bengals thump Jets for their first win of the season

Cincinnati Bengals v New York Jets
Getty Images

The Bengals got stunned by Mike White and the Jets in 2021, but there would be no upset this time around.

Joe Burrow threw three touchdowns and the Jets never made it into the end zone over the course of the afternoon. That added up to a 27-12 win for a Bengals team that is now 1-2 on the season.

Burrow finished the day 23-of-36 for 275 yards and he was only sacked twice in what might have been the biggest accomplishment of the day for the Bengals offense. After being dropped 13 times in the first two weeks, the change of fortunes allowed Burrow to show what he can do with a little time to make plays.

Tyler Boyd had four catches for 105 yards, including a 56-yard score, and Tee Higgins posted five catches for 93 yards. Ja'Marr Chase had a quieter day and lost a fumble, but he was able to get free for a touchdown in the third quarter.

The Bengals will return home for a short week before they host the 3-0 Dolphins, so keeping things rolling would be a welcome way to wipe out memories of the two early losses.

Joe Flacco had some success throwing to Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore at points on Sunday, but he was just 28-of-52 overall and he turned the ball over four times. A report before kickoff indicated that Zach Wilson will be cleared to return for Week Four against the Steelers and there’s little reason to think the Jets would second guess putting him on the field after Sunday’s offensive performance.

4 responses to “Bengals thump Jets for their first win of the season

  1. The Jets are who we thought they were. How is that receipt collecting going, Saleh?

  2. Saleh looks way in over his head. It would be an upset at this point if he isn’t fired by Black Monday

  3. Robert saleh needs to wake up to save his job…he needs to bench John Franklin Myers and Corey Davis to make the point that he won’t tolerate losing players..he needs to admit mistakes and release Lamarcus Joyner..he needs to understand that schemes only work if you have the right players can’t play the San Francisco defense without good defensive ends and he has to acknowledge that ..I don’t think you need to give coaches years to develop was obvious after one year that Todd Bowles wasn’t any good and we’ve seen enough from Saleh..Joe Douglas had made mistakes but I think he gets it but if he doesn’t change the Head coach he has to go as well..this time s not rocket science

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.