Bengals-Jets: Cincinnati Comes Close but Falters

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 12, 2008

Jets 26, Bengals 14


Another “close but no cigar" game for Cincinnati, as they fell to the New York Bretts, I mean Jets, 26-14. Brett Favre was at it again for New York, gunslinging his way to a touchdown pass to Thomas Jones near the goal line. There was also something we don’t see too much from Brett, and that was a two-interception game for him.

Favre had two interceptions, one to Marvin White and the other to Cory Lynch. However, neither of them turned into scores for Cincinnati, as their only scores came on lucky plays.

Defensive back Chinedum Ndukwe returned a fumble for a touchdown on New York’s first drive of the game. The second score came from a Ryan Fitzpatrick “Harvard Sneak” play on the one-yard line.

Fitzpatrick’s game wasn’t stellar; he was 20/33 with a 152 yards. Cincy’s rushing game was obsolete. Fitzpatrick led the team with 23 rushing yards and the touchdown, even though it looked like he was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. Chris Perry had 14 yards rushing and Cedric Benson had six yards on four attempts.

The Jets controlled the running game. Thomas Jones ran for two touchdowns and 65 yards. Leon Washington had seven yards and Brad Smith even contributed with 11. Receiving, Favre spread the ball around to his wideouts. Jericho Cotchery had eight receptions for 85 yards. Laveranues Coles also had eight receptions for 61 yards.

Fitzpatrick did get some of the grass and dirt out of his eyes for find Chad Ocho Cinco five times for 57 yards. T.J. Houshmandzadeh had seven receptions for 49 yards but was limping for most of the second half.

The Bengals drop to a miserable 0-6. When’s the bye week?


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