Bengals’ late pick 6 of Peyton helps seal berth

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton warms up for the Bengals’ NFL football game against the Denver Broncos…

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Team Stat Comparison




1st Downs 22 20

Passing 1st downs

15 8

Rushing 1st downs

6 10

1st downs from penalties

1 2

3rd down efficiency

5-12 2-11

4th down efficiency

0-0 1-1
Total Plays 65 63
Total Yards 385 353
Yards per play 5.9 5.6
Total Drives 14 14
Passing 300 146


28-44 17-26

Yards per pass

6.5 5.6

Interceptions thrown

4 1

Sacks-Yards Lost

2-11 0-0
Rushing 85 207

Rushing Attempts

19 37

Yards per rush

4.5 5.6
Red Zone (Made-Att) 3-4 1-4
Penalties 6-72 7-45
Turnovers 4 2

Fumbles lost

0 1

Interceptions thrown

4 1
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 1 1
Possession 28:22 31:38

Passing Leaders

Manning 28/44 311 7.1 2 4 2-11
Dalton 17/26 146 5.6 2 1 0-0

Rushing Leaders

Receiving Leaders

Scoring Summary

den TD 10:32 Aqib Talib 33 Yd Interception Return (Connor Barth Kick)

Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:11

7 0
cin TD 10:09 Jeremy Hill 85 Yd Run (Mike Nugent Kick)

Drive info: 1 plays, 85 yds, 0:23

7 7
cin FG 10:23 Mike Nugent 37 Yd Field Goal

Drive info: 10 plays, 26 yds, 5:23

7 10
cin TD 7:56 Jermaine Gresham 2 Yd pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent Kick)

Drive info: 4 plays, 22 yds, 1:54

7 17
cin FG 1:03 Mike Nugent 49 Yd Field Goal

Drive info: 10 plays, 54 yds, 3:27

7 20
den TD 14:12 C.J. Anderson 1 Yd Run (Connor Barth Kick)

Drive info: 3 plays, 21 yds, 0:48

14 20
cin TD 12:35 Giovani Bernard 22 Yd pass from Andy Dalton (Mike Nugent Kick)

Drive info: 3 plays, 27 yds, 1:37

14 27
den TD 9:08 Emmanuel Sanders 4 Yd pass from Peyton Manning (Connor Barth Kick)

Drive info: 9 plays, 79 yds, 3:27

21 27
den TD 1:29 Emmanuel Sanders 5 Yd pass from Peyton Manning (Connor Barth Kick)

Drive info: 8 plays, 91 yds, 3:31

28 27
cin FG 7:49 Mike Nugent 23 Yd Field Goal

Drive info: 4 plays, 7 yds, 1:54

28 30
cin TD 2:41 Dre Kirkpatrick 30 Yd Interception Return (Mike Nugent Kick)

Drive info: 3 plays, 9 yds, 1:23

28 37

Research Notes

Jeremy Hill’s 85-yard TD is the 2nd-longest rushing TD ever allowed by the Broncos. The longest was a 98-yarder by Green Bay’s Ahman Green in 2003.
Andy Dalton finished with 17 completions Monday with 15 coming on passes 10 yards or fewer downfield. Dalton entered the game with more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (5) on such passes.


*Peyton Manning threw 4 interceptions, his most in a game since Week 13, 2010 with the Colts. It was only the 2nd time in his career Manning threw 3 interceptions in the 4th quarter (Week 6, 2000 vs Patriots). Manning’s turnovers came on both short and downfield throws Monday. – Both of Manning’s deep attempts (15 yards or more downfield) in the 4th quarter resulted in an interception. During the last 3 weeks, Manning has 1 touchdown to 4 interceptions on deep passes. – On passes 5 yards or fewer, Manning was 18-of-28 (64.3%) with 2 interceptions, his most in a game in the last 6 seasons. – Manning threw 3 of his interceptions when targeting Demaryius Thomas. Entering Monday, Manning had 3 interceptions all season when targeting Thomas.
–Dalton was 0-of-4 when targeting A.J. Green. All of the incompletions came on overthrows, including his 1st-quarter interception returned for a touchdown. –Dalton threw 2 touchdown passes outside the pocket, his first career game with multiple TD passes outside the pocket. Dalton had 1 such TD this season entering Monday.
Andy Dalton is 2-6 in primetime games in his career, with a 19.4 Total QBR.
Jeremy Hill is only the 2nd RB to rush for 100+ yards against the Broncos this season. The other was another SEC rookie…Tre Mason.
Andy Dalton has targeted A.J. Green 4 times tonight. All of them have been overthrown, including his 1st-quarter pick six.

The Bengals enter Week 16 with the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL, as they’ll host the 11-3 Broncos and visit the 9-5 Steelers in their final 2 games.

The Broncos forced a three-and-out to open the game. Denver has held opponents without a first down on 42% of their drives this season, the best rate in the league.

A.J. Green has been targeted on 34.1 percent of the routes he has run this season, the highest target pct in the NFL this season.
Peyton Manning is 6-0 as the Broncos QB in December/January road games in the regular season, and has won 8 straight going back to his time with the Colts.

The Broncos’ offense has looked completely different over the last 4 games. Denver is doing it on the ground, running it 55.1% of the time, ranking 1st in the NFL since Week 12, after only running it 34.6% of the time previously. And the Broncos have benefited greatly from their newfound ground game, running for about 165 yards while averaging almost 66 yards after contact per game.


Peyton Manning averaged 84.5 passing yards in the 1st quarter in the first 10 games this season. In the last five, Manning’s averaged 48.2 in the 1st quarter.
Peyton Manning’s 4-game streak without at least 300 passing yards is already his longest stretch with the Broncos. If he doesn’t throw for 300 tonight, it’ll be his longest drought in a season since 2008, when he went 7 straight games without reaching that mark. That stretch is tied for the longest of his career.
The 86 yards after contact on Jeremy Hill’s rush TD is the most on ANY run in the last 5 seasons.
Jeremy Hill had 86 yards after contact on his rush TD, the most on any run this season.
Entering today, the Bengals were tied with the Buccaneers for the fewest receiving touchdowns by non-receivers (3). They already have 2 today (1 by TE Jermaine Gresham and 1 by RB Giovani Bernard).

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