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Bengals Fall Way Short Against 49ers

Raheem Mostert - photo by Brendon D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

49ers defeat Cincinnati soundly 41-17

CINCINNATI – September 15, 2019 – Bradley Charles – Bluegrass Sports Nation

It was a sunny and clear as 50,666 people filed into Paul Brown Stadium for the Cincinnati Bengal’s home opener. The game was between the (0-1) Bengals and the (1-0) San Francisco 49ers.

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The Bengals got the ball to start the game. A sack, a fumble, and an eight-yard pass to Tyler Eifert resulted in a punt. San Francisco’s drive began at their own 49-yard line. It took just four plays for the 49ers to get into the endzone, thanks to a 38-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Marquise Goodwin. San Francisco led 7-0 with 11:21 to go in the first quarter.

The Bengals responded with a nine-play drive, capped off by a one-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Tyler Eifert. The score was tied 7-7 with 6:43 remaining in the opening quarter.

The 49ers were not to be out done, answering back with a touchdown drive that covered 84 yards in eight plays. The touchdown was scored on a 39-pass from Garoppolo to Raheem Mostert. San Francisco led 14-7 with 2:36 to play in the first quarter.

On the ensuing possession, the Bengals were forced to punt. The Bengals defense came up with a big play, on an interception by William Jackson III. Jackson’s return set up the Bengals at the San Francisco 26-yard line. The Bengals were forced to attempt a 52-yard field goal. Randy Bullock’s field goal attempt was no good, and the 49ers took over at their own 42-yard line.

San Francisco marched down the field on a six-play, 58-yard drive; capping off the drive with a two-yard touchdown run by Jeff Wilson. The 49ers led 21-7 with 10:09 to play in the first half.

On the following possession, Andy Dalton connected with John Ross III for a 34-yard gain. The gain put the Bengals at the 49ers 39-yard line. A 14-yard pass from Dalton to Alex Erickson on third down set up Cincinnati at the San Francisco 24-yard line. San Francisco held strong, forcing the Bengals to settle for a field goal. Randy Bullock connected from 37-yards out. San Francisco led 21-10 with 6:57 to go in the second quarter.

San Francisco began their drive with a 38-yard gain but was ultimately forced to punt. Cincinnati’s drive began on their own three yard line. The Bengals put together a nine play drive, but an interception by Kwon Alexander gave the 49ers the ball at their own 33-yard line with 1:14 to play in the first half.

San Francisco added to their lead by marching down the field, setting up Robbie Gould for a 33-yard field goal. San Francisco led 24-10 at halftime.

San Francisco got the ball to start the second half. The drive started at their own 25-yard line. The 49ers marched down the field with ease, adding to their lead with a three-yard touchdown pass from Jimmy Garoppolo to Deebo Samuel. San Francisco led 31-10 with 12:10 to go in the third quarter. At this point, the 49ers’ offense was averaging 9.4 yards per play.

On Cincinnati’s following drive, Dalton was sacked twice and the Bengals were forced to punt. San Francisco’s drive began at their own 31-yard line. The 49ers drive and resulted in a 38-yard field goal by Gould. San Francisco led 34-10 with 4:38 to play in the third quarter.

On the ensuing possession, the Bengals were forced to punt. San Francisco continued their offensive display with a six-play, 82-yard scoring drive; capped off by a four-yard touchdown run by Jeff Wilson. San Francisco led 41-10 with 14:56 left in the game.

The Bengals were forced to punt on their next possession. San Francisco drove into Cincinnati territory, but ultimately their field goal attempt was no good. Cincinnati’s drive began at their own 29-yard line. The Bengals drive ended via a turnover on downs in San Francisco territory.

After San Francisco was forced to punt, the Bengals scored on a 66-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to John Ross. San Francisco proceeded to kneel out the clock. The final score was 41-17 in favor of San Francisco.

Cincinnati’s next game is at Buffalo on September 22nd. The game is scheduled to start at 1:00 and will air on CBS.

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