Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 12/27/11
REPORT CARD VS. CARDINALSPASSING OFFENSE: B -- The grade could be an "A" based on the Jerome Simpson 19-yard flip for a touchdown alone, but that would be easy. Andy Dalton was 15 of 22 for 136 yards and two TDs in the first half (his second best first half of the season) but was three of nine for 18 yards in the second half. Jermaine Gresham (five receptions, 56 yards) had a great catch for a first-quarter touchdown with Daryl Washington providing tight coverage. A.J. Green had two catches, but it's clear his shoulder is still bothering him. RUSHING OFFENSE: C -- The Bengals ran for a season-high 165 yards and averaged nearly 5 yards per carry. Surprisingly, the two longest runs of the day were by Green (22 yards on a reverse) and Dalton (17 yards on a quarterback sneak). Bernard Scott averaged 2.8 yards per carry but was solid on most of the runs. The biggest concern lies with Cedric Benson. Yes, he went over 1,000 yards for the season, but he had two fumbles on Cincinnati's side ...
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