Bengals beat 49ers to clinch playoff berth
Bengals better 49ers to clinch playoff berth But the AFC North Division championship celebration with have to wait after the gambling rallied to beat the Denver Broncos 34 27. One win by Bengals(11 3) Or one loss by the pittsburgh steelers(9 5) Over the final two weeks will give Cincinnati it second division crown in many years and fourth under Marvin Lewis. The Bengals defense forced s. fransisco into four turnovers, With three of them coming in the second quarter to spark a seeking Cincinnati offense. The Bengals transformed two of three turnovers into touchdowns to break a scoreless tie by outscoring the 49ers 21 0 in a span of three minutes and 51 seconds. The defense also came up big on third down all mid-day, Blocking the 49ers on their first 12 tries one week after allowing Pittsburgh to convert 8 of 14. Silicon valley finished 2 of 14 on third down. The Bengals also logged four sacks against 49ers qb Blaine Gabbert. Geno Atkins had two sacks to give him 10 for the summer season, Domata Peko extended his career high with his fifth and linebacker Vontaze Burfict added his first to complement first interception. McCarron completed 15 of 21 passes for 192 yards a touchdown to become the first Alabama qb to win an NFL start since 1987. His landing pass was a 20 yarder to rookie tight end Tyler Kroft to cap the 21 0 spurt after running back Jeremy Hill, Who didn start in my ballet shoes this season, Scored on established 1 yard touchdowns. It was the first career landing catch for Kroft, Who was starting instead the injured Tyler Eifert(Concussion), And it was developed by Burfict interception. Adam Jones also had an interception for the associated with all the four turnovers, But the Bengals couldn transform that into any points. On the 49ers next closet, Cincinnati defending end Carlos Dunlap chased down wide receiver Anquan Boldin and stripped him of the ball. Dunlap went back the ball to the 49ers 11, Hits the mark is Bengals needed five plays to punch the ball into the end zone on Hill first 1 yard plunge. An 18 yard shank punt build up Hill second score for a 14 0 lead with 1:17 left forward of halftime. Twenty four mere just a few a few moments later McCarron hit Kroft for a 21 0 lead. Mike Nugent added a 22 yard field goal on the creating drive of the third quarter, But silicon valley made things interesting late with a pair of late touchdowns and an onside kick recovery. San diego took advantage of a Hill fumble late in the third quarter to drive 46 yards for a 1 yard touchdown run by fullback Bruce Miller. And Gabbert hit Anquan Boldin with a 15 yard rating strike with 2:17 to move. Bengals wide recipient Mohamed Sanu muffed the onside kick, But Shawn Williams intercepted a Gabbert pass at span. line to seal the win. Phoenix outgained Cincinnati 318 to 242 but couldn overcome the four turnovers. Hill carried out with 30 yards on 19 carries(1.6) As the Bengals not been as successful to run the ball all afternoon. Cincinnati carried out with 65 yards on 35 carries(1.9), As the 49ers loaded the box and dared McCarron to beat associated with his arm.