Jets vs. Bengals: Andy Dalton sensational in first half

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Spor

Cincinnati's quarterback is having his best career game against a stout Jets defense.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is having one of his best career games against an aggressive New York Jets defense adept at rushing opposing passers. At halftime, the Bengals lead the Jets, 28-6.

Dalton completed 62.5 percent of his passes in the first half, throwing for 257 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. It's easy to assume wide receiver A.J. Green is having a monster day given the stat line, but he's been relatively quiet -- heading to the locker room with 62 yards on two receptions. Instead it's Marvin Jones breaking out against the Jets. Working against rookie cornerback Dee Milliner, Jones has totaled 116 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Geno Smith is trying to answer back, but is struggling with a subpar receiving corps. He has 81 yards passing on the day, while getting no support from his running backs as both Bilal Powell and Chris Ivory have been unable to make an impact against a tough Bengals defensive line.

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