Things would go the Bengals' way from then on out. Dalton responded later in the first half, throwing a pair of scores to open the second quarter. His first went to Jermaine Gresham, who caught a pass along the sideline and made an acrobatic turn to go in for a 25-yard score. The Bengals then took a one-point lead when Dalton hit Mohamed Sanu from six yards out.
Special teams and defense then took turns putting points up for the Bengals. They blocked a punt in the second quarter, and special teamer Tony Dye scooped the ball and scored from 24 yards out. On the ensuing possession, linebacker Vontaze Burfict grabbed a fumble by Chris Ogbonnaya and rumbled for a 13-yard score to put the Bengals up 31-13 heading into halftime.
Did they cover?
The Bengals came in favored by 4½ points, according to Oddsshark.com, and easily covered with the big win.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
The Bengals are on bye in Week 12.