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OS Vets Week 2 Wrapup: CIN @ DEN 
Posted on September 20, 2011 at 01:50 AM.
SACK ATTACK: Orton Dropped Nine Times as Bengals Earn Tough Win



Bengals D-Lineman Mike Patterson celebrates a 4th down sack, ending any hopes of Orton leading a comeback

Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos
Sep 19, 20111234F
CIN (1-0)3371023
DEN (1-0)373013
Top Performers
PASS: Kyle Orton - 12/20, 113 Yds Passing, 1 TD, 1 INT
RUSH: Cedric Benson - 9 Carries, 80 Yards, 1 TD
REC: Jermaine Gresham - 4 Catches, 55 Yards
Team Stats Comparison
CINDEN
First Downs129
3rd Down Efficiency4-113-11
4th Down Efficiency0-00-1
Total Yards271260
Passing Yards8856
Rushing Yards16792
Penalties-Penalty Yards0-02-20
Turnovers01
Time of Possession19:2320:37
Scoring Summary
FIRST QUARTER SCORINGCINDEN
6:27(CIN) Nugent 38 Yd FG03
2:14(DEN) Prater 41 Yd FG33
SECOND QUARTER SCORINGCINDEN
5:15(DEN) B. Lloyd 9 Yd Pass from K. Orton310
0:00(CIN) Nugent 42 Yd FG610
THIRD QUARTER SCORINGCINDEN
9:39(CIN) C. Benson, 52 Yd Run1310
2:50(DEN) Prater 49 Yd FG1313
FOURTH QUARTER SCORINGCINDEN
9:21(CIN) L. Weaver 11 Yd Run2013
2:09(CIN) Nugent 30 Yd FG2313
Cincinnati Bengals
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Andy Dalton11/2010400
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Cedric Benson9808.81
Bernard Scott14634.40
Leonard Weaver21891
Andy Dalton351.60
A.J. Green1111
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Jermaine Gresham45513.70
Jerome Simpson22512.50
Bernard Scott32170
A.J. Green1220
Jordan Shipley1110
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Leon Hall3010
Rey Maualuga6300
Carlos Dunlap3200
Mike Patterson2100
Reggie Nelson2100
Michael Johnson3100
Keith Rivers8100
Bruce Johnson5000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLG
Mike Nugent3/42/21143
PUNTINGTOTYDSAVG-20
Kevin Huber4184461
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Troy Williamson0000
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Troy Williamson21680
Denver Broncos
PASSINGC/AYDSTDINT
Kyle Orton12/2011311
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGTD
Knowshon Moreno15664.30
Spencer Larsen114140
Kyle Orton111110
Willis McGahee1110
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGTD
Daniel Fells342140
Brandon Lloyd22311/51
Demariyus Thomas119190
Knowshon Moreno4133.20
Eddie Royal1990
Julius Thomas1770
DEFENSETACKSACKINTTD
Von Miller5100
Elvis Dumervil3100
Brian Dawkins7000
Rahim Moore6000
DJ Williams5000
KICKINGFGXPPTSLG
Matt Prater2/21/1750
PUNTINGTOTYDSAVG-20
Britton Colquitt418145.21
KICK RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Eddie Royal5110220
PUNT RETURNRETYDSAVGTD
Eddie Royal1220


The Broncos knew they were going to face pressure from the Bengals front 7, but they likely didn't expect this. Kyle Orton was sacked 9 times, the heavy majority coming in the 2nd half, as Cincinnati's defense smothered the Bronco's passing attack en route to a 23-13 victory.

Week 1 Player of the Week Rey Maualuga had another huge game, claiming 3 of the sacks. Carlos Dunlap, Mike Patterson, and Reggie Nelson also joined in the fun. The secondary made a statement as well, allowing Orton to throw for just 113 yards and also intercepting him for the first time this season.

Denver's defense was no slouch today either, as neither offense was able to get much going throughout the game. But the biggest play of the game followed immediately after Leon Hall's interception, with the Broncos leading 10-6 - Cedric Benson caught the Broncos on a blitz and took off on a 52 yard run to the endzone. From that point the Bengals' D took over the game.

Field goals were the story of the first half as both teams could move the football but were unable to punch it in. Denver did manage to score one TD as Orton found Lloyd for his 2nd TD catch of the season. The Broncos were unable to establish the running game , with most of HB Knowshon Moreno's 66 carry yards coming on passing downs.

The win may have come at a cost for Cincinnati - Andy Dalton's go-to Tight End Jermaine Gresham left the game in the 4th quarter with an apparent elbow injury.

1-1 Denver goes on the road for the first time next week to take on the Tennessee Titans while the 2-0 Bengals head home for their home opener against the 49ers.

Highlights and full game will be up in the arena shortly.
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