Bengals dominate Raiders, win 33-13
09/13/2015 07:32 PM
The Bengals got their 2015 season off to a good start in Oakland. They won their first game in Oakland in franchise history and did it in dominant fashion.
The defense started the game with a three and out, which the offense followed up with a 59-yard, 11-play touchdown drive. Jeremy Hill ran the ball in for the score. 7-0 Bengals.
In the second quarter, the offense continued to show just how good they can be when they’re healthy. Dalton led them on an uptempo drive that resulted in a field goal after an A.J. Green touchdown drop. The made field goal put them up 10-0 early in the second quarter. The drive was 78 yards on 9 plays in 4 minutes.
Things got chippy as the game continued. An Adam Jones penalty (that could likely become a fine or suspension later this week) started a fight. Soon after, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr left the game with a right hand injury.
When the Bengals offense took over again, Jeremy Hill found the end zone for his second touchdown of the day. The 2-yd score put Cincinnati up 17-0 with 2:21 to play in the second quarter. The offense got the ball one more time before half and made the most of it. Tyler Eifert caught a touchdown pass and the Bengals went up 24-0 before heading into the locker room. Dalton finished the half 18 of 23 for 202 yards and a TD.
The dominance continued into the second half. Reggie Nelson intercepted Matt McCloin early in the third quarter. And then the Bengals started to run away with it. Another solid drive by the Bengals offense resulted in another Tyler Eifert touchdown. Gene Atkins followed it up with a sack and a fumble recovery by defensive end Michael Johnson.
The Raiders finally took their first snap in Bengals territory to start the fourth quarter. They finally got on the board with a Marcel Reese touchdown catch to make it 33-7 with 7:55 to play. Cincinnati started to work in some of their back-ups and eventually the Raiders found the end zone again but failed to complete the two-point conversion. The Bengals won 33-13 and will head back to Cincinnati 1-0.