Bengals lucky to open season with a victory


By Steve Stout - [email protected]



The Cincinnati Bengals were very fortunate to pull out a season-opening 23-22 win over the New York Jets last Sunday.

Teams that give up 152 rushing yards and allow seven sacks generally don’t win, but quarterback Andy Dalton persevered and had a very good day.

Dalton completed 23 of 30 pass attempts for 366 yards, and receiver A.J. Green had a field day, catching 12 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown.

The victory over the Jets was the first for the Bengals in 10 meetings in New Jersey.

This Sunday, the Bengals face an early-season showdown in Pittsburgh.

Cincy’s offensive line and run defense both need to get a whole lot better by then.

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The Cleveland Browns just can’t catch a break.

Before they could find out if RG3 was the answer at quarterback, he broke a bone in his left shoulder in a season-opening loss to the Eagles and will miss at least the next two months.

He didn’t look good in the game before the injury … in fact, he looked like the same RG3 who was benched by the Redskins.

This Sunday, the Browns will set a dubious record by becoming the first NFL team to use more than one starting quarterback in 15 consecutive seasons.

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Long-time Urbana University public address announcer Roger Wilson proved he is a real trouper by waiting out the four-hour lightning delay during last Saturday’s UU-West Virginia State football game.

He hung in there in the press box until the game – which began at 1 p.m. – finally ended at almost 8 p.m.

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Trivia Time – The last time the Cleveland Browns had a winning record was in 2007 (10-6).

This week’s question – Where did RG3 play college football?

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By Steve Stout

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Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

Reach Steve Stout at 652-1331 (ext. 1776) or on Twitter @udcstout

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