Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
We talked about how the Bengals might stand up and play in this game, and now they may win it. I found a restaurant here in Green Bay to watch Redskins-Cardinals and Giants-Bengals, but I've been enthralled by what's happening in the Meadowlands.
Everyone in the stadium thought the Giants were going to throw with Derrick Ward in the backfield, but he just sprung a huge run. I know Giants fans don't want to hear this, but this is exactly what they needed. They've begun the season with an easy schedule, and it's obvious that they underestimated the Bengals.
Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was trying to bring everyone on that last drive, but the Bengals did a nice job with their max-protect look. The Giants had to settle for too many field goals. Check that. Giants are about to take the lead.
The Bengals need to think about using some timeouts right now to preserve some time for quarterback Carson Palmer.