Jones-Dalton connection lead Bengals to dominate Jets

10/28/2013 11:21 AM

It was a career day for both Marvin Jones and Andy Dalton as the Bengals won their fourth straight game by beating the Jets 49-9 on Sunday. Dalton threw for a career-best five touchdowns, while Jones caught a club-record four. Dalton finished the day with a 125.7 passer rating after going 19-of-30 for 325 yards. He became only the ninth quarterback since 2001 to pass for 300 yards and three touchdowns in three consecutive regular-season games.

The scoring started immediately with Dalton throwing for touchdowns on their first two drives; the first was a 9-yard pass to Jones, followed by a 4-yard pass to Jermaine Gresham. Sunday marks the third straight game that the Bengals have scored on their opening drive this season.

In addition to a dominant offense, the Bengals defense and special teams also had fantastic performances. Both Chris Crocker and Adam Jones had pick-sixes, and Brandon Tate returned a second quarter kickoff 71 yards to set up the Bengals fourth touchdown.

Cincinnati won Sunday in an impressive and dominant fashion, but now enter into a short week with a quick turn-around as they head to Miami to play the Dolphins on Thursday night.

Kaci Kust

Kaci is a Production Specialist based out of the Northern Kentucky Spectrum News bureau. When she’s not working at the station she is covering high school sports, Bengals or EKU games for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. She played basketball for Hope College in Michigan where she earned a degree in journalism. She says if she wasn’t covering athletics for a living, she’d still be up early checking scores and stats. You can get the latest on the Bengals, EKU or high school sports in Northern Kentucky by following Kaci on Twitter @Kacikust.

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