New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Live Score and Analysis

Aidan MackieSenior Analyst IAugust 16, 2014

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New York Jets 25, Cincinnati Bengals 17

The New York Jets moved to 2-0 on the preseason with a road win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday night. 

The Jets and the Bengals both played their starting lineups for a good chunk of the first half, and the latter definitely had the edge between the two. Cincinnati marched down the field for 17 points on their first three drives, and Andy Dalton managed to end his night with a perfect passer rating. 

However, Gang Green's starters got it together when Dalton and the Bengals' starting lineup left the field, and New York's backups carried that momentum to a victory in the second half. 

The Jets biggest question mark after the game has to be its secondary. The unit was burned by Dalton, and put up little resistance to Cincy's wideouts. Granted, both Dee Milliner and Dimitri Patterson were out with injuries, but it was an awful performance nonetheless. 

New York's running game was probably the most impressive component of the game. Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell combined to shred apart the Bengals' defensive front throughout the first half, especially against the backups.

Looking ahead, the Jets will play the annual MetLife Bowl against crosstown rival Giants on Friday, before kicking off their regular season at home against the Oakland Raiders

I hope you enjoyed the live highlights and analysis, and be sure to check back for every Jets game throughout the season for more live blogs.