Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/24/11
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals had just enough left to stay in the thick of playoff contention. Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Cincinnati withstood yet another fourth-quarter comeback by Arizona, holding on for a 23-16 victory Saturday that kept the Bengals in the running for a wild card. Another small crowd at Paul Brown Stadium saw the Bengals (9-6) secure only their third winning record in the last 21 years and keep up their postseason hopes. They pulled it off with another solid performance by their rookie quarterback and a close call in the closing minutes. Dalton threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jermaine Gresham and a 19-yarder to Jerome Simpson, who did a somersault over a defender and landed on both feet in the end zone. Dalton joined Peyton Manning (26), Charlie Conerly (22) and Dan Marino (20) as the only NFL rookies to throw 20 touchdowns. Down 23-0 heading into the fourth quarter, the NFL's best comeback team nearly pulled off its most improbabl...
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