1:00 PM ET, October 26, 2003
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Corey Dillon was all but forgotten, along with the last 12 years of Bengals follies.Dillon wasn't even in the stadium Sunday as his downtrodden team pulled off a reputation-changing win. Jon Kitna's 53-yard touchdown pass to Chad Johnson and two tipped interceptions gave Cincinnati a 27-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seahawks don't have a championship mentality and it showed Sunday. Championship teams are able to play in any conditions and win, and they don't seem to have the mind-set to do that yet. This is a game they should've won, but instead they gave one away.
Question on the Bengals: How big of a win was this for Kitna?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Seahawks LB Chad Brown (foot) and DT Norman Hand (turf toe) didn't play. LB Randall Godfrey left the game with a strained neck. ... The Bengals have won back-to-back games for the first time since the end of the 2001 season. They opened 4-3 that season, then lost seven in a row and finished 6-10. ... Cincinnati has already surpassed its victory total from last year, when it went 2-14.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.7||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||4:21||ITULA MILI 46 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 8 plays, 76 yds, 4:21
|TD||9:27||RUDI JOHNSON 18 YD RUN (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 67 yds, 5:06
|TD||4:21||KELLEY WASHINGTON 8 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 75 yds, 3:07
|TD||8:26||SHAUN ALEXANDER 2 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 72 yds, 4:05
|FG||14:01||SHAYNE GRAHAM 30 YD |
Drive: 7 plays, 27 yds, 2:52
|FG||15:00||JOSH BROWN 27 YD |
Drive: 8 plays, 53 yds, :59
|TD||5:44||ITULA MILI 6 YD PASS FROM MATT HASSELBECK (JOSH BROWN KICK) |
Drive: 10 plays, 62 yds, 4:16
|FG||14:54||SHAYNE GRAHAM 25 YD |
Drive: 17 plays, 76 yds, 9:10
|TD||6:57||CHAD JOHNSON 53 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA (SHAYNE GRAHAM KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 61 yds, :57