Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis (9) jumps in the crowd to celebrate his touchdown during the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills halftime recap


 

After getting off to a slow start, the Cincinnati Bengals were able to take control of their game against the Buffalo Bills, but mistakes and miscues have allowed the undermanned Bills to stay in the game, as the score is just 17-10 at the half after Cincinnati scored 10-straight points to end the half.

The Bills got off to a hot-start after going 73 yards in six plays on their first possession, capped by a Thad Lewis 3-yard touchdown run to take 7-3 lead and break an amazing streak by the Cincinnati Bengals defense:

 

 

By the end of the first quarter, the Bills had 74 yards rushing on just 17 carries, and average of 4.4 yards per touch by the 3-headed attack of C.J> Spill, Fred Jackson and the seldom-used Tashard Choice.

The Bengals would take control of the game through the air as Andy Dalton was finding All-Pro wide receiver A.J. Green early and often, as they hooked up three times for 80 yards and a highlight-reel touchdown through just a quarter-and-a-half of play, including one play that will surely make the top-10 of most sporting network’s highlight reels at the end of the day.

Courtesy of GIFD Sports:

Halftime Team Stat Comparison

Cincinnati
Buffalo
1st Downs 12 11
Passing 1st downs
6 3
Rushing 1st downs
6 5
1st downs from penalties
0 3
3rd down efficiency
3-5 6-9
4th down efficiency
0-0 0-1
Total Plays 31 34
Total Yards 285 145
Yards per play - -
Total Drives - -
Passing 177 59
Comp-Att
9-14 8-11
Yards per pass
12.6 5.4
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Sacks-Yards Lost
0-0 2-8
Rushing 108 86
Rushing Attempts
17 21
Yards per rush
6.4 4.1
Red Zone (Made-Att) 1-1 1-2
Penalties 4-43 0-0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles lost
0 0
Interceptions thrown
1 0
Possession 15:05 14:33

CIN Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
A. Dalton 9/14 177 12.6 2 1 117.6
Team 9/14 177 12.6 2 1

BUF Passing

C/ATT YDS AVG TD INT RAT.
T. Lewis 8/11 67 6.1 0 0 88.1
Team 8/11 59 5.4 0 0

Cincinnati Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
B. Green-Ellis 7 51 7.3 0 25
M. Jones 1 34 34.0 0 34
G. Bernard 5 12 2.4 0 3
A. Dalton 4 11 2.8 0 6
Team 17 108 6.4 0 34

Buffalo Rushing

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
C. Spiller 5 29 5.8 0 10
T. Choice 4 24 6.0 0 13
F. Jackson 7 20 2.9 0 11
T. Lewis 4 14 3.5 1 5
M. Goodwin 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1
Team 21 86 4.1 1 13

Cincinnati Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
A. Green 3 80 26.7 1 54 4
M. Jones 1 42 42.0 0 42 3
G. Bernard 2 35 17.5 1 20 2
M. Sanu 1 10 10.0 0 10 1
B. Tate 1 6 6.0 0 6 1
J. Gresham 1 4 4.0 0 4 2
T. Eifert 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
Team 9 177 19.7 2 54 14

Buffalo Receiving

REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS
T. Graham 2 51 25.5 0 47 3
C. Spiller 2 11 5.5 0 8 2
T. Choice 1 5 5.0 0 5 1
R. Woods 1 3 3.0 0 3 1
S. Chandler 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
C. Hogan 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
F. Jackson 2 -3 -1.5 0 0 2
Team 8 67 8.4 0 47 11

Cincinnati Fumbles

FUM LOST REC
Team 0 0 0

Buffalo Fumbles

FUM LOST REC
Team 0 0 0

Cincinnati Tackles

TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
V. Burfict 7 6 0 1 0 0 0
A. Jones 5 4 0 0 1 0 0
G. Iloka 5 4 0 0 0 0 0
J. Harrison 3 2 1 2 0 1 0
W. Gilberry 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
G. Atkins 3 1 0 0 0 1 0
V. Rey 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Newman 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
D. Peko 2 1 1 1 0 1 0
L. Hall 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Maualuga 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Dunlap 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
D. Still 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Nelson 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Mays 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Thompson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team 45 29 2 5 2 3 0

Buffalo Tackles

TACKLES MISC
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL PD QB HTS TD
K. Alonso 8 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. Searcy 7 6 0 0 0 0 0
M. Lawson 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Williams 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Hughes 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Bradham 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Branch 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
L. McKelvin 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
J. Byrd 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
M. Williams 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
M. Dareus 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Williams 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
S. Gilmore 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Leonhard 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team 37 24 0 1 4 0 0

Cincinnati Interceptions

INT TD
Team 0 0

Buffalo Interceptions

INT TD
J. Leonhard 1 0
Team 1 0

 

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