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Lindsay leads Denver to 3rd straight win, 24-10 over Bengals

CINCINNATI (AP) Nobody's overlooking 5-foot-8 Phillip Lindsay anymore, not with the way he's run the Broncos right back into playoff contention.

The rookie rushed for a career-high 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday as Denver adapted to a windy afternoon and got its third straight victory, 24-10 over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Broncos (6-6) have emerged from their bye week and knocked off the Chargers, Steelers and Bengals to stay in contention in December.

''Four games left, and they've got to be our best four,'' linebacker Von Miller said. ''We took a long way to get there, and there's still a long way to go.''

Denver handled an unseasonably warm day: 66 degrees at kickoff with wind gusts up to 40 mph that redirected kicks and throws. The plan was to give it to their 190-pound running back and let him live up to his new nickname.

They've started calling him ''Pit Bull.''

''I like it,'' said Lindsay, who really didn't have a choice in the matter. ''The defensive line gave me the name. When the defensive line gives you a name, you take it.''

He took it and ran with it, just like he has since he joined the Broncos as an undrafted rookie from Colorado.

''Oh man, I'm so happy he's on our team,'' defensive lineman Domata Peko said. ''In training camp and OTAs he was wearing No. 2 and all the guys were like, `Who the hell is No. 2? He's making all these plays on us, man.'

''And now the whole word knows it's Phillip Lindsay, man.''

Lindsay ran for TDs of 6 yards and 65 yards - the longest of his career - as Denver got up 21-3 in the third quarter and closed it out against the unraveling Bengals (5-7), who lost for the sixth time in seven games. Lindsay's two touchdowns matched his career high.

Lindsay also became the first undrafted rookie in Broncos history to top 1,000 combined yards rushing and receiving in a season.

''I don't know what else to say about him except the league knows about him, opponents know about him and key on stopping him, but he continues to do so,'' said Case Keenum, who completed 12 of 21 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. ''He's having a heck of a year.''

The Bengals' season continues to implode under 16th-year coach Marvin Lewis, who has also coordinated the defense in the last three losses. The crowd of 44,392 was the smallest at Paul Brown Stadium since 2011.

The Bengals lost Andy Dalton to a torn ligament in his passing thumb last week. Jeff Driskel made his first NFL start Sunday and went 25 of 38 for 236 yards with a touchdown, an interception, a fumble and four sacks.

Standout receiver A.J. Green returned after missing three games with an injured toe on his right foot, hoping to give the Bengals' offense a lift, but he lasted only one quarter. Green reinjured the foot while running a route and came off the field for perhaps the last time this season, slamming his helmet on the ground before leaving on a cart.

''He was obviously battling just to play,'' Bengals receiver Alex Erickson said. ''I'm sure it's devastating to him and to the team.''

INJURIES

Broncos: LB Brandon Marshall was inactive for the fourth straight game with a knee injury. He practiced last week and was listed as questionable. CB Chris Harris Jr. broke his lower right leg in the first quarter. DE Derek Wolfe suffered a rib injury in the second quarter.

Bengals: LB Vontaze Burfict suffered a concussion in the second half.

FLAGS

Cincinnati was penalized eight times in the first half, its most in an opening half since 2009. The Bengals finished with 12 penalties for 100 yards.

LINE DANCE

LT Cordy Glenn was inactive for a second straight game with a bad back, prompting the Bengals to juggle their line. Guard Clint Boling started at left tackle, and Trey Hopkins started at guard. The line got three penalties for holding, two for false starts and one for an illegal block.

FEELING THE LOVE

Peko was one of the Bengals' most popular players during his 11 seasons in Cincinnati, when he'd urge the crowd to get loud during games. Fans cheered him throughout his first game back at Paul Brown Stadium.

''It felt really good to get the love from the fans,'' Peko said. ''Being here for 11 seasons, I was always getting the crowd loud.''

NOTHING TO SAY

Fans in the upper deck tape a large banner to the front of a seating section before each game. On Sunday, they taped up a blank banner - nothing left to say about this season.

UP NEXT

Broncos: play at the 49ers next Sunday.

Bengals: play at the Chargers next Sunday.

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Key Players
P. Lindsay 30 RB
157 RuYds, 2 RuTDs, 2 ReYds, REC
27
FPTS
J. Driskel 6 QB
236 PaYds, PaTD, INT, 3 RuYds
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:27
B.McManus 29 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-C.Wadman.
4
plays
7
yds
2:16
pos
24
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:45
R.Bullock extra point is GOOD Center-C.Harris Holder-K.Huber.
plays
yds
pos
21
10
Touchdown 2:45
J.Driskel pass short middle to C.Core for 30 yards TOUCHDOWN [S.Cravens].
8
plays
75
yds
4:50
pos
21
9
Point After TD 7:35
B.McManus extra point is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-C.Wadman.
plays
yds
pos
21
3
Touchdown 7:35
P.Lindsay left end for 65 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
85
yds
2:01
pos
20
3
Point After TD 11:27
B.McManus extra point is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-C.Wadman.
plays
yds
pos
14
3
Touchdown 11:27
C.Keenum pass deep right to C.Sutton for 30 yards TOUCHDOWN.
2
plays
33
yds
00:40
pos
13
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:16
R.Bullock 35 yard field goal is GOOD Center-C.Harris Holder-K.Huber.
12
plays
58
yds
1:44
pos
7
3
Point After TD 1:56
B.McManus extra point is GOOD Center-C.Kreiter Holder-C.Wadman.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 1:56
P.Lindsay right tackle for 6 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
55
yds
3:01
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:40 31:20
1st Downs 16 20
Rushing 9 6
Passing 6 12
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 5-13 5-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 361 307
Total Plays 57 65
Avg Gain 6.3 4.7
Net Yards Rushing 218 111
Rush Attempts 34 23
Avg Rush Yards 6.4 4.8
Net Yards Passing 143 196
Comp. - Att. 12-21 25-38
Yards Per Pass 6.8 5.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-8 4-40
Penalties - Yards 7-60 12-100
Touchdowns 3 1
Rushing TDs 2 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-42.7 7-39.6
Return Yards 6 33
Punts - Returns 3-6 2-4
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 1-29
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 4/5 2/2
Extra Points 3/3 1/1
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 0-1 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Broncos 6-6 0714324
Bengals 5-7 037010
143 PASS YDS 196
218 RUSH YDS 111
361 TOTAL YDS 307
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
C. Keenum 4 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 151 1 0 95.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.3% 2953 14 10 85.1
C. Keenum 12/21 151 1 0 12
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Lindsay 30 RB
27
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 157 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
154 937 8
P. Lindsay 19 157 2 65 27
R. Freeman 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
96 397 5
R. Freeman 12 48 0 10 2
C. Keenum 4 QB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 41 1
C. Keenum 2 9 0 10 12
D. Booker 23 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 148 1
D. Booker 1 4 0 4 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Sutton 14 WR
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 85 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 558 3
C. Sutton 7 4 85 1 30 14
D. Booker 23 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 206 0
D. Booker 2 2 38 0 30 3
E. Sanders 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 19 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 71 868 4
E. Sanders 6 4 19 0 14 1
A. Janovich 32 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 71 0
A. Janovich 2 1 7 0 7 0
P. Lindsay 30 RB
27
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 25 189 1
P. Lindsay 1 1 2 0 2 27
M. LaCosse 83 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 171 1
M. LaCosse 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Davis 51 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
67-25 1 0.0
T. Davis 9-1 0.0 0 0
J. Simmons 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-18 3 0.0
J. Simmons 7-2 0.0 1 0
S. Cravens 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
S. Cravens 4-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jones 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-1 0 0.0
J. Jones 4-0 0.0 0 0
B. Chubb 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-14 0 10.0
B. Chubb 3-0 1.0 0 1
D. Stewart 26 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-12 1 1.0
D. Stewart 3-1 0.0 0 0
I. Yiadom 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 0.0
I. Yiadom 3-0 0.0 0 0
W. Parks 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-14 0 0.0
W. Parks 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Gotsis 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 0 1.0
A. Gotsis 2-1 0.0 0 0
V. Miller 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-17 1 12.5
V. Miller 2-1 1.5 0 0
K. Bierria 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
K. Bierria 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Harris 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 1 1.5
S. Harris 1-1 1.5 0 0
C. Harris 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-9 3 1.0
C. Harris 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Roby 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
29-4 1 0.0
B. Roby 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Wolfe 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-8 1 1.0
D. Wolfe 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Jewell 47 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-12 0 0.0
J. Jewell 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. McManus 8 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
16/20 30/30
B. McManus 1/2 29 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Wadman 3 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.3 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 44.0 16
C. Wadman 6 43.3 4 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Cracraft 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 2.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 3.4 6 0
R. Cracraft 3 2.0 3 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Driskel 6 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.8% 236 1 1 80.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 475 2 1 86.3
J. Driskel 25/38 236 1 1 11
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Mixon 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 82 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
154 755 5
J. Mixon 12 82 0 23 9
G. Bernard 25 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 190 3
G. Bernard 5 14 0 4 4
M. Walton 32 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 34 0
M. Walton 1 10 0 10 1
J. Driskel 6 QB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 52 2
J. Driskel 3 3 0 5 11
J. Ross 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
J. Ross 1 2 0 2 1
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
A. Erickson 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Boyd 83 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 97 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 69 938 6
T. Boyd 8 6 97 0 23 9
C. Uzomah 87 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 320 2
C. Uzomah 7 5 33 0 20 3
G. Bernard 25 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 27 172 0
G. Bernard 8 6 32 0 16 4
C. Core 16 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 30 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 84 1
C. Core 4 1 30 1 30 9
J. Ross 15 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 189 5
J. Ross 3 2 13 0 11 1
J. Mixon 28 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 33 256 1
J. Mixon 2 2 13 0 9 9
M. Lengel 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 17 1
M. Lengel 2 1 9 0 9 0
A. Green 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 46 694 6
A. Green 1 1 7 0 7 0
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 46 0
A. Erickson 1 1 2 0 2 0
J. Franks 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 37 0
J. Franks 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Williams 36 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-24 4 1.0
S. Williams 7-2 0.0 0 0
D. Kirkpatrick 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-6 0 0.0
D. Kirkpatrick 5-0 0.0 0 0
H. Nickerson 56 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-14 0 0.0
H. Nickerson 3-1 0.0 0 1
J. Evans 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-21 1 1.0
J. Evans 3-2 0.0 0 0
A. Billings 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-6 0 2.0
A. Billings 3-2 0.0 0 0
M. Johnson 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 1 0.0
M. Johnson 2-2 0.0 0 0
D. Dennard 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-10 0 0.0
D. Dennard 2-1 0.0 0 0
V. Burfict 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-16 0 0.0
V. Burfict 2-0 0.0 0 0
S. Hubbard 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-10 0 4.0
S. Hubbard 2-0 1.0 0 0
J. Bates 30 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
59-28 3 0.0
J. Bates 2-0 0.0 0 0
N. Scott 69 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
N. Scott 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Willis 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 1.0
J. Willis 1-0 1.0 0 0
W. Jackson 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-6 0 0.0
W. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Dunlap 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-13 0 7.0
C. Dunlap 1-2 0.0 0 0
N. Vigil 59 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
41-12 0 0.0
N. Vigil 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Bullock 4 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
10/14 34/36
R. Bullock 1/1 35 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
K. Huber 10 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 43.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
52 43.7 22
K. Huber 7 43.3 1 69
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 29.0 29 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 25.9 51 0
A. Erickson 1 29.0 29 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Erickson 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 2.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
15 12.1 38 0
A. Erickson 2 2.0 4 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DEN 25 4:25 8 32 Punt
4:13 DEN 19 1:04 3 5 Punt
0:21 DEN 20 1:37 3 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:00 DEN 38 3:37 8 30 FG Miss
4:57 DEN 45 3:01 8 55 TD
0:12 DEN 25 0:12 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:41 DEN 18 1:34 3 2 Punt
12:07 CIN 33 0:40 2 33 TD
9:36 DEN 15 2:01 4 85 TD
2:45 DEN 25 2:24 4 29 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:54 DEN 26 2:33 4 25 Punt
6:31 DEN 20 3:16 7 42 Punt
2:39 CIN 18 2:16 4 7 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:35 CIN 5 6:22 11 45 Punt
3:09 CIN 12 2:48 5 16 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:44 DEN 16 2:44 4 12 Punt
7:23 CIN 40 2:26 4 -21 Punt
1:56 CIN 25 1:44 12 58 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CIN 25 1:19 3 -7 Punt
11:27 CIN 25 1:51 5 45 INT
7:35 CIN 25 4:50 8 75 TD
0:21 DEN 46 3:27 6 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:21 CIN 12 2:50 5 19 Punt
3:15 CIN 15 0:36 2 3 Fumble
0:23 CIN 26 0:23 1 10 Game