Cincinnati 20, Carolina 7

Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 26, 2010
WHERE: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
TEMPERATURE: 67°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Peter Morelli
ATTENDANCE: 72887

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Cincinnati 7 3 0 10 20
Carolina 0 0 7 0 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cincinnati 2-1 1-0 1-1 W2
Carolina 0-3 0-2 0-1 L3

Recap

Cedric Benson scored two touchdowns and the Cincinnati Bengals forced four turnovers, ruining rookie quarterback Jimmy Clausen's first NFL start with a 20-7 victory Sunday at Bank of America Stadium.

Benson opened the scoring with a 1-yard run in the first quarter and capped it with a 7-yard touchdown reception from Carson Palmer in the fourth. He finished with 81 yards on 27 carries.

Palmer threw for 195 yards on 19-of-37 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Clausen was responsible for three of Carolina's four turnovers, throwing an interception and losing two fumbles. He completed 16 of 33 passes for 188 yards.

DeAngelo Williams rushed for 64 yards on 10 carries for the Panthers (0-3), and Jonathan Stewart scored Carolina's lone touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter.

Mike Nugent kicked field goals of 33 and 50 yards for Cincinnati (2-1).

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Cincinnati   Carolina
Cedric Benson Player DeAngelo Williams
27 Attempts 10
81 Yards 64
3.0 Avg Yards 6.4
1 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 26
Receiving
Cincinnati   Carolina
Jermaine Gresham Player Mike Goodson
4 Receptions 4
59 Yards 47
14.8 Avg Yards 11.8
0 Touchdowns 0
27 Long 20

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Cincinnati 305 120 185 2 2 1 1.0 1
Carolina 267 87 180 1 0 2 1.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Carolina will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Panthers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Bengals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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