Cincinnati 27, Indianapolis 17

Sunday, October 16, 2011 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 16, 2011
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 71°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 52068

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Indianapolis 0 7 0 10 17
Cincinnati 7 3 10 7 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indianapolis 0-6 0-3 0-3 L6
Cincinnati 4-2 2-1 2-1 W3

Recap


Andy Dalton threw for 264 yards and a touchdown as the surprising Cincinnati Bengals picked up their third straight victory with a 27-17 triumph over the visiting Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Cedric Benson rushed for 57 yards and a score and rookie wide receiver A.J. Green picked up his fourth touchdown for the Bengals (4-2).

The Colts (0-6), who are still searching for their first win, had a chance after Mike Nugent missed a 43-yard field goal attempt with 2:36 left. But Pierre Garcon fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and Carlos Dunlap recovered the ball, returning it 35 yards for a touchdown.

After the ensuing kickoff, Leon Hall intercepted Curtis Painter’s first pass attempt, giving Cincinnati the ball again and allowing it to run out the clock.

Dalton completed 25 of 32 passes and got the Bengals off to a strong start when he turned a first-quarter Colts fumble into a touchdown. Dalton capped a six-play drive by hitting Green with an 11-yard scoring pass.

Donald Brown rushed for a touchdown, and Painter hit Dallas Clark for another score for Indianapolis, which remains one of three winless teams.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Indianapolis   Cincinnati
Delone Carter Player Cedric Benson
14 Attempts 16
45 Yards 57
3.2 Avg Yards 3.6
0 Touchdowns 1
9 Long 9
Receiving
Indianapolis   Cincinnati
Reggie Wayne Player Jerome Simpson
5 Receptions 6
58 Yards 101
11.6 Avg Yards 16.8
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 32

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Indianapolis 273 94 179 2 1 0 0.0 0
Cincinnati 358 94 264 3 2 1 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

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