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Jets DT: Bengals owed blowout payback

CINCINNATI -- New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson remembers the butt-kicking quite well.

He hopes his teammates do, too.

"We owe them one. We owe them one big time," Richardson said Saturday, according to the Jets website, referring to last October's 49-9 Jets loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals and Jets meet Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium in both teams' second preseason game.

Cincinnati completely dominated the Jets on both sides of the ball that day. Receiver Marvin Jones emerged as a legitimate No. 2 receiver, catching a franchise-record four touchdown passes. Quarterback Andy Dalton completed just 19 passes, but he threw for 325 yards while the Bengals racked up 402 total yards. The Bengals' offense was so strong in the red zone that it converted five of its six series that ended inside the New York 20. The team's defense was so dominant that it didn't even allow the Jets a red zone possession of their own.

It was one of the hardest drubbings the Bengals have given an opponent in coach Marvin Lewis' 11 years as head coach.

"That was pretty much the only team that dog-walked this defense like that, honestly, to me personally," Richardson said.

For that reason, Richardson is looking for payback when his team visits for the second time in 10 months.

Look for the Bengals to try to just get through next week's game healthy, and to do so with their backups providing them quality work, win or lose.