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Bengals Lay it on Titans 35-6

Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson runs after catching a pass against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, in Cincinnati. Johnson caught 12 passes, three for touchdowns, as he became the Bengals all-time leading receiver. Cincinnati won 35-6.

For at least one Sunday, the Bengals played as the team that a lot of people thought they would see in 2007.  Sunday’s 35-6 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans at home showed that the Bengals have the talent, they just have to play like it week in and week out.  The Titans Sunday ran into a motivated Bengals team that jumped on them early, and got a big day from wide out Chad Johnson in a runaway 35-6 win for the cats from the Queen city.

The Bengals played their best overall game of the season.  Johnson came out of nowhere for three TD catches to go along with 12 catches and 103 yards.  They finally ran the ball as well as any day in 2007, with Rudi Johnson going for 88 yards on 25 carries, and the team scored twice on the ground.  Overall they put up 426 yards of offense. 

That’s a far cry of where the Titans stand right now.  Yes, they did have 305 yards of total offense, but they were just 2-10 on third downs, had just 61 yards on the ground, and only were able to hold the ball for 21:30 as compared to 38:30 for the Bengals.  To say that the Titans are not playing well right now is an understatement.

Vince Young was 19-for-31 for 246 yards with a pick.  He was sacked once, and also fumbled deep in Cincy territory.  The Titans trailed 14-6 at the half, but then Cincy scored twice in the third quarter and once again in the fourth to put the blowout in the books.

The Bengals will be on the road in Pittsburgh on Sunday night to take on the Steelers.       

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