Bengals 34, Eagles 13
How it happened
Score at halftime: Eagles 13, Bengals 10
Score after third quarter: Bengals 24, Eagles 13
Team rushing yardage: Bengals 147, Eagles 42
Team passing yardage: Bengals 93, Eagles 179
Penalties-yards: Bengals 11-94, Eagles 9-76
Time of possession: Bengals 37:30, Eagles 22:20
Eagles' best number: 2 (turnovers forced by Eagles' defense after having none in the previous five games)
Eagles' worst number: 5 (turnovers by the Eagles' offense, special teams)
You had to be there
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, a Millville native and the American League Rookie of the Year, was at the game and was shown on the giant video screen.
1. Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry (25-yard fumble return for touchdown)
2. Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (two and a half sacks, forced fumble)
3. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (one touchdown pass, one TD run)
The Bengals turned a close game into a runaway by scoring 24 points off four Eagles turnovers in as many possessions in the second half. An interception by Nick Foles and fumbles by running back Bryce Brown, tight end Clay Harbor and defensive tackle Cedric Thornton on a kickoff return led to three Bengals touchdowns and a field goal.
Eagles' best play
Foles found wide receiver Jeremy Maclin open down the right sideline in the second quarter and hit him with a 46-yard pass that helped set up his 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Riley Cooper.
Eagles' worst play
Punter Mat McBriar's first kick of the game hit teammate Marvin McNutt in the backside. McNutt, who was playing end on the punt team, got shoved into the backfield by Bengals running back Daniel Herron.
Did you notice?
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin lost his first fumble of the season on the second play. ... Defensive end Brandon Graham had two sacks and a forced fumble in the first half. Rookie fullback/tight end Emil Igwenagu made his NFL debut at tight end in the first quarter. ... Safety Colt Anderson was very active in the first quarter. ... Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins forced a fumble in the second quarter. ... Foles aimed a pass toward Matt Tennant in the second quarter. Tennant, who is normally a backup center, was lined up as tight end in the goal-line offense. ... The Eagles committed turnovers on four straight possessions.
Maclin: "Every loss is embarrassing. There's no such thing as an OK loss."
David Weinberg, 609-272-7186