San Francisco vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Scott SewellCorrespondent ISeptember 25, 2011

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals scrambles with the ball against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 18, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Bengals 24-22.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Final Score: 49ers 13, Bengals 8.

The San Francisco 49ers visit the Cincinnati Bengals today in a battle between two teams with storied history.  The 49ers have beaten the Bengals twice for Super Bowl titles and hold a 10-3 series edge against them all-time.

This is an important game for Cincinnati since they are facing a long stretch of games without their sure-handed slot receiver Jordan Shipley (injury), Cedric Benson (possible suspension) and Jerome Simpson (possible suspension).

San Francisco comes into the after a tough loss at home against Dallas.  They match up well against this Bengals team that has historically struggled against good tight ends.  Vernon Davis will be the key player to watch as the home opener for the Cincinnati Bengals unfolds.  

Can the Bengals cornerbacks tackle Vernon Davis?

Can the 49ers defense continue to shut down opposing running backs they way they have the past two weeks?

Stay tuned to Bleacher Report, as we'll be updating all game long for those of you unfortunate enough to be stuck in the dreaded "blackout zone."

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