PHILADELPHIA – It wasn’t pretty, but the Cincinnati Bengals are alive and well and still control their own destiny in the AFC playoff race after a 34-13 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday Night Football.
Cincinnati trailed 13-10 at halftime, but pulled away with 24 unanswered points in a 3:13 span bridging the third and fourth quarters. The Bengals scored 31 points in all off of five Eagles turnovers.
The Bengals are now 8-6 and, with games against fellow playoff contenders Pittsburgh and Baltimore to come, will make the playoffs if they win out.
Ian Eagle and Boomer Esiason called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(BenJarvus Green-Ellis plunges in to give the Bengals a 7-0 lead)
(Riley Cooper’s 11-yd TD reception from Nick Foles cuts the Philadelphia deficit to 10-7)
(Andy Dalton’s 11-yd TD run puts the Bengals up 17-13)
(Wallace Gilberry’s 25-yd fumble return for a TD makes it 24-13)
(Dalton hits A.J. Green for a 5-yd TD and a 34-13 lead)
(Listen to Andy Dalton’s postgame interview with DGS sideline reporter Rocky Boiman)
(Postgame recap from Ian Eagle and Boomer Esiason)
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