Cincinnati 31, N.Y. Giants 13

Sunday, November 11, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 11, 2012
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 69°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Mike Carey
ATTENDANCE: 56614

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Giants 3 3 0 7 13
Cincinnati 14 3 14 0 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Giants 6-4 3-2 3-2 L2
Cincinnati 4-5 2-3 2-2 W1

Recap


Bengals 31, Giants 13: Andy Dalton threw a career-high four touchdown passes and the host Bengals snapped a four-game losing streak by routing the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Dalton finished 21-of-30 for 199 yards and threw for two early touchdowns to stake Cincinnati (4-5) to a 14-0 lead before putting away turnover-riddled New York (6-4) with a pair of scoring passes less than 2 1/2 minutes apart in the third quarter.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning had another dismal performance, throwing for 215 yards with two interceptions and a fumble as he failed to throw a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game for the first time since his rookie season in 2004.

The Bengals seized control in the third quarter, forcing a fumble by Ahmad Bradshaw deep in their territory and getting interceptions by Pat Sims and Nate Clements on consecutive possessions.

Dalton needed only three plays to turn each pick into six points, tossing a 16-yard scoring pass to Jermaine Gresham and a 20-yard strike to rookie Mohamed Sanu to extend a 17-6 halftime lead to 31-6 with 4:20 left in the quarter.

Bengals wideout A.J. Green had seven catches for 85 yards and a 56-yard touchdown reception.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, who has been bothered by foot and knee injuries all season, had nine catches for 75 yards. ... Green, who entered the game tied for the league lead with eight scoring passes, has a touchdown reception in eight consecutive games. ... Giants WR Victor Cruz dropped a sure scoring pass on the opening play of the fourth quarter that marked the 86th straight pass attempt by Manning without throwing a TD - the longest of his career.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Giants   Cincinnati
Andre Brown Player BenJarvus Green-Ellis
7 Attempts 15
65 Yards 50
9.3 Avg Yards 3.3
1 Touchdowns 0
29 Long 7
Receiving
N.Y. Giants   Cincinnati
Hakeem Nicks Player A.J. Green
9 Receptions 7
75 Yards 85
8.3 Avg Yards 12.1
0 Touchdowns 1
16 Long 56

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Giants 318 129 189 1 2 0 0.0 1
Cincinnati 275 76 199 4 1 2 4.0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Bengals have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game at home against Green Bay. The Giants have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.