Monday, October 28, 2013
Drive of the Game: Can't keep up with Jones
By Rich Cimini
CINCINNATI -- A look back at the key drive in the New York Jets' 49-9 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals:
The Drive: The Bengals marched eight plays in 86 yards, taking a 21-3 lead on Andy Dalton's 6-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter.
The Situation: The Jets wasted a chance to regain the momentum. They had closed to within 14-3, a field goal set up by Muhammad Wilkerson's first career interception. On the previous drive, the staged a nice goal-line stand. Another defensive stop would've given them another chance to cut into the lead. Instead, the Jets' defense went back to playing dead.
What Happened: Dalton continued his career day, dissecting the defense with three completions and sending Jets rookie CB Dee Milliner to the bench. WR Mohamed Sanu beat Milliner for 24 yards. One play later, Jones beat Milliner for 45 yards, thanks to some shoddy tackling by the secondary. Milliner was benched in favor of Darrin Walls. Dalton went back to Jones from the 6-yard line, connecting with him for the touchdown on a back-shoulder pass against Walls. It was the second of four scoring receptions by Jones, who set a Bengals record.
The Impact: The Jets were cooked right there, allowing the Bengals to score three touchdowns on their first five possessions. Against the Jets' inept offense, that was more than enough to cruise to an easy win.