Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 12/19/11
GAME BALLS A.J. Green: Considering that he was playing the second half with a Grade 3 sprain of his right shoulder, the rookie had six receptions for 115 yards. It his his fourth 100-yard game of the season, which is a new team rookie record. Geno Atkins: Was very active with five tackles, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits. His sack in the fourth quarter gives him eight for the year, which ties him with Dan Wilkinson for the single-season team record among defensive tackles. Brandon Tate: His 56 yard punt return late in the third quarter gave the Bengals excellent field position which they used to go ahead. UPON FURTHER REVIEW A big key to the second half revival was the running game. After averaging a pitiful 1.7 yards per carry against the league’s worst run defense in the first half, the Bengals had 90 yards in the second half as 20 of their 33 plays were runs. Cedric Benson had 55 of his 76 yards in the final 30 minutes, including a 4-yard touchdown six minutes into ...
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