ST. LOUIS – After appearing to be in a daze in the first half, the Bengals finally got back on track during the second half and rallied for a 20-13 victory over the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome to snap a two-game winning streak and keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Bengals improve to 8-6 with two games left to play. It is also their fifth win on the road, giving them their first winning record away from Paul Brown Stadium since 2001, when they went 6-2. It is also the seventh time in the franchise’s 44 seasons that they have had a winning road record.
After sputtering in the first half, the Bengals scored on three of their six second-half possessions. Mike Nugent tied the game with a 41-yard field goal and after Brandon Tate’s 56 yard punt return and subsequent facemask put the ball on the Rams 12, Bernard Scott scored three plays later with a 1-yard run off left tackle.
Midway through the fourth quarter, a Cedric Benson 4 yard run put it away. Benson, who had 21 yards at halftim...