Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bengals take 14-7 lead over Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati continues to dominate the Panthers' defense and has taken a 14-7 lead midway through the second quarter on a 40-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to A.J. Green.

The Bengals took only four plays to go 63 yards on the drive -- a short pass to Green, two good runs by the backup tailback Bernard Scott and then the deep sideline pass in which Green beat Chris Gamble in one-on-one coverage.

The Panthers have gotten little pass rush for the most part, but more troubling is their very bad run defense so far. The Bengals keep getting in situations like second-and-2 -- that's the play the touchdown pass was thrown on -- as the Panthers can't stop the run.

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