Dalton, Jones Mild Up Jets
CINCINNATI – Marvin Jones usually tosses his receiver gloves into the stands on his method to the locker room, a means of letting followers share in the moment.
This pair – and this second – was all his.
Jones caught four of Andy Dalton’s career-excessive five landing passes on Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals drubbed the New York Jets forty nine-9, a dominant efficiency that will turns heads across the NFL.
As Jones ran off the sector, he turned down the fans who needed a souvenir glove.
“I’m maintaining those,” mentioned Jones, who had profession highs with eight catches for 122 yards. “I will frame ‘em or no matter. I normally dish them out. Not this sport.”
The second-year receiver and third-yr quarterback went into the membership’s report ebook as its top landing mixture. Jones set a Bengals file for landing receptions, scoring on catches of 9, 6, 17 and 6 yards. He is the primary NFL receiver with 4 touchdown catches in a recreation since Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did it in 2007.
Dalton’s 5 touchdown passes gave him eleven in his final three video games, his best such span. He is the first quarterback to throw for five TDs in opposition to the Jets since Dan Marino in 1988.
“That is the place I wish to be,” said Dalton, who was 19 of 30 for 325 yards in little greater than three quarters. “That is how I want to be taking part in. It’s tough to do.”
The Bengals (6-2) won their fourth in a row and padded their AFC North lead by profiting from New York’s step-slow pass defense and its rookie quarterback, who had his worst day but. Geno Smith threw two interceptions that had been returned for touchdowns before heading to the bench early within the fourth quarter.
It was Cincinnati’s most lopsided victory during coach Marvin Lewis’ eleven seasons. The Bengals are 2½ games forward of second-place Baltimore, which had its bye week.
“It is a assertion,” defensive end Carlos Dunlap mentioned. “This is likely one of the first video games we had been in a position to finish as a result of we jumped on them early. This was only a assertion recreation.”
New York (4-4) couldn’t break its sample of win-one, lose-one. The Jets took their most lopsided loss since a forty five-3 loss to New England in 2010.
“It’s been up-down, up-down all 12 months,” stated Smith, who was 20 of 30 for 159 yards. “That is the way in which it has been up to now. Typically we do it, different instances we don’t. That’s part of growing consistency.”
This one slipped away fast.
The Bengals bought touchdowns on their first two possessions whereas the Jets managed only one net yard in the first quarter – their fewest for 1 / 4 since 2009.
The Bengals figured they could benefit from New York’s man-to-man protection by throwing deep. Dalton’s line gave him loads of time and he was on target more often than not, setting up loads of massive performs.
The largest came from Jones, a fifth-spherical draft choose with a number of velocity. In his breakout game, he showed a very good pair of hands and some nifty strikes, too. His 30-yard catch arrange Dalton’s 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jermaine Gresham, who was uncovered at the back of the tip zone.
A.J. Inexperienced additionally had two catches that went for more than 50 yards each as Dalton confirmed he can full the lengthy throw – one in every of his largest deficiencies in his first two seasons.
“I might say that absolutely surprised me,” coach Rex Ryan mentioned of his protection’s collapse. “We got beat in each protection known to man. 5 touchdown passes? I don’t know what number of instances that is occurred in my lifetime. Not fairly often.”
Smith confirmed he’s nonetheless obtained an terrible lot to be taught. With the Jets trailing 28-6 popping out of halftime, Smith made two extra obvious mistakes.
Chris Crocker returned his first go of the second half 32 yards for a touchdown. Early within the fourth quarter, Adam “Pacman” Jones ran another back 60 yards for a score, sidestepping the diving Smith to achieve the top zone.
Smith has had three interceptions returned for touchdowns within the final two games. New England’s Logan Ryan ran one again 79 yards for a score in the course of the Jets’ 30-27 overtime victory last week.
was taken off the field on a cart within the first half after hurting his left knee and apparently struggling a concussion whereas making an attempt to make a tackle. Lewis stated Maualuga wasn’t critically injured… It was the primary time the Bengals returned two interceptions for a touchdown since Dec. sixteen, 1984, against Buffalo… Ryan stated he benched cornerback
during the recreation as a result of “he wasn’t getting it accomplished.”
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