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Nugent's 47-yarder field goal leads Bengals past Jets 23-22

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Andy Dalton got hit hard by the New York Jets, early and often. In the end, the quarterback and the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals were the ones standing.

Mike Nugent kicked a 47-yard field goal with 54 seconds left, lifting the Bengals to a back-and-forth 23-22 season-opening victory Sunday.

Dalton threw for 366 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked a career-high seven times by the Jets, including 2 1/2 by Leonard Williams and two by Steve McLendon.

''Any time you can get a win on the road, you've got to take these games,'' Dalton said. ''This one was big.''

A.J. Green caught 12 passes for 180 yards, mostly against Darrelle Revis to help the Bengals beat the Jets for the first time in 10 meetings in New Jersey.

''The whole week everybody was saying A.J. vs. Darrelle,'' Green said. ''Revis is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. It's my honor going against him. I was just trying to make plays anytime the ball came my way.''

Josh Shaw sealed the victory with an interception of Ryan Fitzpatrick in the closing seconds, helping Cincinnati improve to 7-7 in openers under coach Marvin Lewis.

Nick Folk kicked a go-ahead 23-yard field goal with 3:23 remaining, but Dalton marched the Bengals (1-0) downfield for the winning drive. The first missed extra point in Folk's career and a blocked 22-yard attempt came back to haunt the Jets (0-1).

Dalton finished 23 of 30 with the TD and an interception, and Jeremy Hill ran for 31 yards and a touchdown. The Bengals took the lead in the third quarter when Hill bulldozed his way up the middle for a 12-yard TD run. The drive was aided by Brandon LaFell's 49-yard catch over Marcus Williams on third-and-18.

The Jets drove to the Bengals 1 on their next possession, but stalled, leaving it to Folk to kick a 20-yard field goal to make it 20-19. After Nugent, a former Jet, was wide right on a 52-yard attempt, the Jets drove down the field and went ahead on Folk's go-ahead 23-yarder.

Fitzpatrick finished 19 of 35 for 189 yards and touchdown passes to Quincy Enunwa and Eric Decker. The Jets were hurt by drives sputtering in the red zone and having to settle for field-goal attempts rather than touchdowns.

''We had our opportunities,'' Fitzpatrick said. ''We were winning in the fourth quarter and we just couldn't shut the door.''

PREGAME TRIBUTE

The Jets held a pregame tribute for the families and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga led the entire team out of tunnel carrying the American flag. Moments later, Jets safety Rontez Miles did the same to huge cheers from the MetLife Stadium crowd.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was an honorary captain, along with representatives from the FDNY, NYPD and PAPD and the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Tower Foundation. Former wide receivers Wayne Chrebet and Laveranues Coles and linebacker Marvin Jones, members of the Jets' 2001 team, were also at midfield for the pregame coin toss.

Every member of both teams stood on the sideline during the singing of the national anthem.

INJURIES

Jets linebacker David Harris continued his playing streak after being questionable with a bruised shoulder. He started his 117th straight regular-season game.

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert was out, still recovering from an ankle injury in the Pro Bowl. He was replaced in the starting lineup by C.J. Uzomah.

THAT'S RIGHT

The Jets rotated backups Ben Ijalana and Brent Qvale at right tackle with starter Breno Giacomini out for at least six weeks with a back injury.

FORTE'S DEBUT

Matt Forte, signed as a free agent in the offseason, ran for 96 yards on 22 carries for the Jets, and caught five passes for 59 yards.

FOLK'S MISSES

Folk's missed extra point went wide right after a 15-yard touchdown catch by Decker with 9:38 left in the first half - ending a streak of 312 straight made PATs.

Folk had set the NFL record for most extra points without a miss with 322 overall, including the playoffs. The reliable veteran, who held off Duke rookie Ross Martin in training camp, also had a 22-yard attempt blocked in the first quarter by Margus Hunt's tip of a low kick.

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Key Players
M. Forte 22 RB
96 YDs, 0 TDs
A. Green 18 WR
180 YDs, 1 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:54
M.Nugent 47 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
9
plays
55
yds
2:29
pos
23
22
Field Goal 3:23
N.Folk 23 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Purdum, Holder-L.Edwards.
9
plays
52
yds
5:39
pos
20
22
Field Goal 11:26
N.Folk 20 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Purdum, Holder-L.Edwards.
12
plays
73
yds
6:43
pos
20
19
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 12:50
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
20
16
Touchdown 3:09
J.Hill left tackle for 12 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
92
yds
4:09
pos
19
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
M.Nugent 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber. Penalty on NYJ, Illegal Formation, declined.
12
plays
82
yds
3:19
pos
13
16
Field Goal 3:19
N.Folk 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-T.Purdum, Holder-L.Edwards.
9
plays
28
yds
4:42
pos
10
16
Missed Point After Touchdown 8:08
N.Folk extra point is No Good, Wide Right, Center-T.Purdum, Holder-L.Edwards.
plays
yds
pos
10
13
Touchdown 9:38
R.Fitzpatrick pass short right to E.Decker for 15 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5
plays
39
yds
1:45
pos
10
13
Point After TD 11:23
M.Nugent extra point is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
10
7
Touchdown 11:23
A.Dalton pass deep middle to A.Green for 54 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
78
yds
2:11
pos
9
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:29
M.Nugent 33 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-C.Harris, Holder-K.Huber.
6
plays
65
yds
2:13
pos
3
7
Point After TD 7:40
N.Folk extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Purdum, Holder-L.Edwards.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:40
R.Fitzpatrick pass short left to Q.Enunwa for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
78
yds
4:49
pos
0
6
Time of Pos 25:07 34:53
1st Downs 18 22
Rushing 5 8
Passing 11 11
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 3-11 4-12
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 381 340
Total Plays 56 66
Avg Gain 6.8 5.2
Net Yards Rushing 57 152
Rush Attempts 19 30
Avg Rush Yards 3.0 5.1
Net Yards Passing 324 188
Comp. - Att. 23-30 19-35
Yards Per Pass 10.8 5.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 7-42 1-1
Penalties - Yards 5-44 7-95
Touchdowns 2 2
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 1 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 3-48.0 3-51.3
Return Yards 71 135
Punts - Returns 2-21 2-11
Kickoffs - Returns 3-50 3-110
Int. - Returns 1-0 1-14
Kicking 5/6 4/6
Extra Points 2/2 1/2
Field Goals 3/4 3/4
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 2-5 -40%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-1 -0% 1-3 -33%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Bengals 1-03107323
Jets 0-1790622
324 PASS YDS 188
57 RUSH YDS 152
381 TOTAL YDS 340
Bengals
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Dalton 14 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.7% 366 1 1 114.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.7% 366 1 1 0.0
A. Dalton 23/30 366 1 1 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Hill 32 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 31 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 31 1
J. Hill 9 31 1 12 9
G. Bernard 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 25 0
G. Bernard 5 25 0 11 2
A. Dalton 14 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
A. Dalton 3 7 0 5 18
J. Wright 86 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -6 0
J. Wright 2 -6 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Green 18 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 12 180 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 180 1
A. Green 13 12 180 1 54 24
B. LaFell 11 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 91 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 91 0
B. LaFell 4 4 91 0 49 9
C. Uzomah 87 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 59 0
C. Uzomah 5 2 59 0 54 5
T. Boyd 83 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 24 0
T. Boyd 3 2 24 0 14 2
J. Wright 86 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 7 0
J. Wright 1 1 7 0 7 0
G. Bernard 25 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 5 0
G. Bernard 4 2 5 0 4 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Jones 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
A. Jones 5-1 0.0 0 0
V. Rey 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
V. Rey 5-4 0.0 0 0
K. Dansby 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
K. Dansby 5-6 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-5 0 0.0
S. Williams 4-5 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
C. Dunlap 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
J. Shaw 3-1 0.0 1 0
G. Atkins 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
G. Atkins 3-1 1.0 0 0
G. Iloka 43 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
G. Iloka 2-2 0.0 0 0
C. Lewis-Harris 37 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
C. Lewis-Harris 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Wright 86 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Wright 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Flowers 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Flowers 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Hunt 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Smith 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Vigil 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Vigil 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Boyd 83 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Boyd 1-0 0.0 0 0
P. Sims 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
P. Sims 0-2 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
M. Johnson 0-2 0.0 0 0
D. Peko 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
D. Peko 0-2 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Nugent 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 2/2
SEASON FG XP
3/4 2/2
M. Nugent 3/4 47 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 48.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 48.0 1
K. Huber 3 48.0 1 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jones 24 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 17.5 19 0
A. Jones 2 17.5 19 0
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
A. Erickson 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jones 24 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 6.0 6 0
A. Jones 1 6.0 6 0
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
A. Erickson 1 15.0 15 0
Jets
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.3% 189 2 1 77.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.3% 189 2 1 0.0
R. Fitzpatrick 19/35 189 2 1 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Forte 22 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 96 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 96 0
M. Forte 22 96 0 14 14
B. Powell 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 41 0
B. Powell 4 41 0 16 4
R. Fitzpatrick 14 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 15 0
R. Fitzpatrick 4 15 0 9 18
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Forte 22 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 59 0
M. Forte 7 5 59 0 24 14
Q. Enunwa 81 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 54 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 54 1
Q. Enunwa 8 7 54 1 23 11
E. Decker 87 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 2 37 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 37 1
E. Decker 7 2 37 1 22 9
B. Marshall 15 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 3 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 32 0
B. Marshall 8 3 32 0 18 3
B. Powell 29 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 7 0
B. Powell 4 2 7 0 7 4
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. McLendon 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 2.0
S. McLendon 5-0 2.0 0 0
M. Wilkerson 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 1.5
M. Wilkerson 5-2 1.5 0 0
D. Revis 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
D. Revis 5-2 0.0 0 0
M. Williams 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
M. Williams 3-1 0.0 1 0
L. Williams 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 2.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 2.5
L. Williams 3-3 2.5 0 0
D. Lee 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
D. Lee 3-3 0.0 0 0
M. Gilchrist 21 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Gilchrist 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Harris 52 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Harris 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. Skrine 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
B. Skrine 2-1 0.0 0 0
L. Thomas 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
L. Thomas 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Martin 95 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Martin 2-1 0.0 0 0
L. Mauldin 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
L. Mauldin 1-2 1.0 0 0
E. Henderson 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
E. Henderson 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Decker 87 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Decker 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Miles 45 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Miles 0-1 0.0 0 0
K. Davis 47 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Davis 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
N. Folk 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/4 1/2
SEASON FG XP
3/4 1/2
N. Folk 3/4 45 1/2 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
L. Edwards 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 51.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
3 51.3 1
L. Edwards 3 51.3 1 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Marshall 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 36.7 65 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 36.7 65 0
J. Marshall 3 36.7 65 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Marshall 89 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 5.5 8 0
J. Marshall 2 5.5 8 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 25 2:31 3 3 Punt
7:40 CIN 21 1:38 4 10 INT
3:42 CIN 20 2:13 6 65 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 CIN 22 2:11 4 78 TD
9:38 CIN 25 1:37 3 -10 Punt
3:19 CIN 15 3:19 12 82 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:49 CIN 36 1:56 3 -5 Punt
7:18 CIN 8 4:09 9 92 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:26 CIN 25 2:24 6 41 FG Miss
3:23 CIN 16 2:29 9 55 FG
0:40 NYJ 25 0:40 1 0 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:29 NYJ 22 4:49 10 78 TD
6:02 CIN 35 2:20 7 31 FG Miss
1:29 NYJ 23 2:55 5 16 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:23 CIN 39 1:45 5 39 TD
8:01 NYJ 45 4:42 9 28 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYJ 11 3:11 5 12 Punt
9:53 NYJ 16 2:35 5 23 Punt
3:09 NYJ 25 6:43 12 73 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:02 NYJ 42 5:39 9 52 FG
0:54 NYJ 25 0:14 3 0 INT