Cincinnati 42, Indianapolis 28

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 8, 2013
Location - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Temperature - 25°
Head Official - Jeff Triplette
Attendance - 62507

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Indianapolis 0 0 14 14 28
Cincinnati 7 7 14 14 42

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indianapolis 8-5 4-2 4-3 L1
Cincinnati 9-4 6-0 3-4 W3

Recap


Bengals 42, Colts 28:
Andy Dalton passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns and added a rushing score as Cincinnati outlasted visiting Indianapolis.

Dalton went 24-for-35 and A.J. Green made six catches for 72 yards and a score as Cincinnati (9-4) maintained a two-game lead over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North with three games left. BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Giovani Bernard picked up 148 yards from scrimmage out of the backfield.

Andrew Luck completed 29-of-46 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns as the Colts (8-5) missed a chance to clinch the AFC South. Lavon Brazill and Da’Rick Rogers each caught a pair of scores for Indianapolis, which can still clinch with a Tennessee loss later Sunday.

The Bengals went for it on fourth-and-goal late in the second quarter and Green-Ellis appeared to be tripped up short of the goal line before bouncing across but was given the touchdown after a review could not conclusively reveal that he had been touched down by contact, giving Cincinnati a 14-0 lead at the break. Green-Ellis’ 1-yard burst on the opening drive of the third quarter made it 21-0.

Luck needed only three plays and 44 seconds on the ensuing drive to get the Colts on the board, hitting Rogers for a 69-yard TD pass. Indianapolis forced a quick punt on the next drive and Luck again got his team into the end zone in only three plays with a 19-yard TD pass to Brazill before Dalton took advantage of a pair of key penalties and got the Bengals back into the end zone with a 1-yard pass to Jermaine Gresham.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cincinnati S George Iloka went to the locker room in the third quarter after taking a hit to the helmet on Brazill’s first TD grab. … The Bengals can clinch the division with a win at Pittsburgh next week. … Rogers was making his NFL debut and finished with six catches for a game-high 107 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Indianapolis   Cincinnati
Andrew Luck Player Giovani Bernard
2 Attempts 12
32 Yards 99
16.0 Avg Yards 8.2
0 Touchdowns 0
29 Long 20
Receiving
Indianapolis   Cincinnati
Da'Rick Rogers Player A.J. Green
6 Receptions 6
107 Yards 72
17.8 Avg Yards 12.0
2 Touchdowns 1
69 Long 22

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Indianapolis 389 63 326 4 0 0 0.0 0
Cincinnati 430 155 275 6 0 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Bengals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against Houston. The Colts have a W/L % of .375 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.