I’m bummed that the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, when they had an opportunity to win! Unfortunately the game was not on the networks, where I am. I had to catch the brief highlights in between the games that the stations were airing. I do think they put up a great fight and played a great game. As a fan of Ohio Football, I do look forward to a few more wins this season from the Bengals!
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Bengals lose shootout in Atlanta
ATLANTA – How it can all change so quickly and how it all did in Sunday’s wild and terribly frustrating game for the Bengals.
After staring at a devastating blowout, the Bengals scored the first 22 points of the second half to erase a 24-3 halftime lead and take a 25-24 lead over the Falcons with 1:16 left in the third quarter on Atlanta native Adam Jones’ 59-yard strip and fumble return before the stunned gathering at the Georgia Dome.
But after quarterback Carson Palmer misfired on what would have been a tying 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrell Owens with less than 10 minutes left, the Falcons finished off a 14-0 run of their own on running back Michael Turner’s three-yard touchdown run to take a 39-25 lead with 4:33 left.
The Bengals came back to score a late touchdown on an eight-yard pass from Palmer to wide receiver Chad Ochocinco to cut it to 39-32 but the ensuing onside kick failed and Atlanta took over possession. The Bengals forced Atlanta to punt but returner Quan Cosby fair-caught the ball at the four-yard line with 28 seconds left. Out of timeouts, the Bengals couldn’t muster anything down the field and the Falcons hung on for the 39-32 win.Read more at www.bengals.com
Original: Charlie Profit