(CINCINNATI) — The Cincinnati Bengals were in desperate need of a victory, and got one at the expense of the defending Super Bowl champions.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a career-high four touchdown passes as Cincinnati cruised past the New York Giants, 31-13, at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.
Wide reciever A.J. Green was the receipient of one of the Dalton touchdown passes, getting the scoring started on the Bengals’ first drive with a 56-yard touchdown catch. “I just feel like this is a good stepping block for us,” said Green. “I put a lot of pressure on myself.”
Cincinnati (4-5) stopped a four-game losing streak while racking up 318 yards of total offense.
For the Giants (6-4), it was their second straight defeat. They could not recover from an early 14-0 deficit.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw two interceptions and no touchdowns in a second straight subpar performance. He was also sacked four times.
The Giants and Bengals now go into their bye week.
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Jill Martin, CNN