Cincinnati Bengals – 20, St. Louis Rams – 13
The Bengals mostly looked like they were sleepwalking through this game, which was still good enough to secure a win. This was definitely not one of Andy Dalton’s (179 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT) better games, but he did ok and that’s all that’s needed to beat the Rams these days. Kellen Clemens (238 total yards, 1 TD) got the start this week for an injured Sam Bradford and he looked, well… at least as good as Bradford has looked this year. Bradford is supposed to be a difference maker, but if he load his play from this season up against the play by Clemens and AJ Feeley, you’d have a tough time telling which one was the franchise QB.
Even though it was a slow day for Dalton, AJ Green (6-115) was extremely busy as the top target in the Bengals’ attack. Even in Dalton’s worst days Green is still a good play as long as he’s healthy. Jermaine Gresham (3-16) was the second target, but that wasn’t worth a whole lot this week.