Cincinnati 34, Oakland 10

Sunday, November 25, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, November 25, 2012
WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
TEMPERATURE: 41°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Alberto Riveron
ATTENDANCE: 56503

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Oakland 0 0 10 0 10
Cincinnati 14 10 0 10 34

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 3-8 2-3 1-5 L4
Cincinnati 6-5 3-3 3-2 W3

Recap


Bengals 34, Raiders 10:
BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for a season-high 129 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries as host Cincinnati spoiled Carson Palmer’s return by rolling over Oakland.

Palmer, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the Bengals in 2004, forced his way out of Cincinnati via trade to the Raiders last season. He continued a rough season for Oakland by throwing for just 146 yards with one touchdown and an interception.

Palmer’s replacement, Andy Dalton, went 16-of-30 for 210 yards and three touchdowns while Mohamed Sanu caught two scoring passes for the Bengals (6-5), who have won three straight to climb back into wild-card contention in the AFC.

Green-Ellis gave Cincinnati a quick lead with a 1-yard touchdown plunge 5:48 into the first quarter and Dalton found Sanu for a 2-yard scoring pass on the next drive to make it a 14-0 advantage. Oakland (3-8) was forced to punt on each of its first four possessions, and Dalton and Sanu hooked up again on a 5-yard scoring play with 7:28 left in the second quarter to extend the lead.

Palmer cut it to 24-10 with a 20-yard touchdown pass to Denarius Moore with 2:21 left in the third quarter, but Dalton found Jermaine Gresham for a 7-yard TD with 3:39 remaining to put away the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati WR A.J. Green caught three passes for 111 yards but was kept out of the end zone, snapping a streak of nine straight games with a TD. … Green-Ellis has gone over 100 yards in two straight games after failing to reach the century mark in any of the Bengals’ first nine contests. … Oakland RBs Darren McFadden (ankle) and Mike Goodson (ankle) remained out.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Oakland   Cincinnati
Marcel Reece Player BenJarvus Green-Ellis
15 Attempts 19
74 Yards 129
4.9 Avg Yards 6.8
0 Touchdowns 1
15 Long 48
Receiving
Oakland   Cincinnati
Brandon Myers Player A.J. Green
5 Receptions 3
37 Yards 111
7.4 Avg Yards 37.0
0 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 48

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Oakland 218 99 119 1 1 0 2.0 0
Cincinnati 415 221 194 4 2 1 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Bengals have a W/L % of .545 after a win and .545 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Raiders have a W/L % of .273 after a win and .273 after a loss.