Notes: Green, Dalton start in sync; Defense Geathers itself
August 8, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
KANSAS CITY _ When you cut through all the 188-minute preseason hiccups, only two things really mattered in Bengaldom after the 41-39 run-and-gun loss to the Chiefs in the opener at Arrowhead Stadium. Quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green are on the same page, 53 yards worth, and the Bengals’ first-team defense doesn’t look much different than the one that finished third in the NFL last season.
“It’s what we wanted,” Dalton said. “A good start.”
Dalton and crew started backed up at their own 7, but that 53-yard bomb to Green down the middle of the field says it all. It ignited the nine-play drive that gobbled up 81 yards and a 30-yard Mike Nugent field goal that sent the first team to the showers.