Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 12/19/11
PASS OFFENSE (B-) Solid, not great or awful. Andy Dalton (15 of 26 for 179 yards) had a passer rating of 62.8, but the number took a big hit due to his second quarter interception and not throwing a touchdown pass for the first time in 11 games. A.J. Green had 6 catches for 115 yards, including a 55-yard grab in single coverage in the first quarter and a 30-yard reception on a bubble screen on the second drive. Ryan Whalen got his first NFL catch and converted a key third down in the third quarter. Penalties continue to be a big problem with two on right guard Mike McGlynn on passing plays and three false starts by Jermaine Gresham. RUN OFFENSE (C+) Utterly pathetic in the first half before a big rebound in the second. Cedric Benson got 55 of his 76 yards in the second half as 20 of the Bengals 33 plays in the second half were runs. For the first time since the Baltimore game, the Bengals scored two touchdowns on goal-to-go situations with Bernard Scott and Benson. The right sid...
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