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4-6, 3rd in AFC North
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Bengals still have a glimmer of hope

By FPI's measure, Cincy nearly doubled its playoff chances with last week's win in Denver. That said, the Bengals' odds are just 10th in the AFC, with FPI giving them a better shot (9.3 percent) at picking in the top five of April's draft.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have re-signed veteran DT Pat Sims and waived rookie DT Josh Tupou.

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Power Rankings: Bengals jump nine spots

The Bengals play four of their next five games at home and have three more division matchups, so they're still very much in the AFC playoff picture. They've gone 4-3 since dropping their first three games.

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Grading the quarterback play for the Bengals

The Bengals came into the season sparking hopes that the offense could be turned around from a poor 2016, but it has regressed. Though it hasn't been all Andy Dalton's fault, he certainly takes his share of the blame.

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Bengals do just enough to win

The Bengals played a turnover-free game during Sunday's victory vs. the Broncos, who coughed up the ball twice. That negated Denver's yardage edge in both rushing (112-49) and passing (229-141). The Bengals had won just two of the previous 51 regular-season games in which their opponents compiled a 50-yard edge in both rushing and passing. (Elias Sports Bureau)

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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

"Everybody got jokes," Dre Kirkpatrick posted on his Instagram account after someone put an oxygen tank on his seat, referring to him running out of gas and fumbling what would've been a 100-yard pick six against the Broncos.

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Bengals CB returns INT 100 yards without TD

An amused Dre Kirkpatrick can already "see the memes [and everything]" coming at his expense after the Bengals cornerback picked off Broncos QB Brock Osweiler in the end zone and ran it back 100 yards, only to fumble just shy of the end zone.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dre Kirkpatrick was asked what was going on when he fumbled his interception return. "Pacman was cussing me out," he said, laughing.

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Dalton's 3 TDs lead Bengals past Broncos 20-17

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes in the Cincinnati Bengals' 20-17 win over the Broncos on Sunday, their first win in Denver since 1975 when franchise founder Paul Brown was their head coach.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals improve to 4-6 with their win against the Broncos, and closing out the game was big for them, but their offense continues to be a problem with less than 200 net yards. Today, they did enough to win.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals extend their lead to ten points after Andy Dalton finds A.J. Green for an 18-yard touchdown on third-and-2. That ends a streak of six straight punts for Cincinnati. The offense hasn't been very good today, but that was a solid throw by Dalton. It was set up by a forced fumble by linebacker Vontaze Burfict. The Bengals' star players are back to making things happen after Green and Burfict were ejected in back-to-back weeks.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals ice kicker Brandon McManus (61-yarder would've been good), then KeiVarae Russell blocks his second attempt at the end of the half. Russell was active because of injuries to William Jackson and Adam Jones. The first half featured a 100-yard interception return by Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick, that didn't result in a touchdown, a blocked punt by Bengals P Kevin Huber, the blocked kick and a missed PAT by Randy Bullock. Bengals are leading despite having only 95 net yards and possessing the ball only 9:58 minutes to the Broncos' 20:02.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Erickson scores his first career touchdown, a 29-yard pass from Andy Dalton, and Randy Bullock knocks though the PAT to put the Bengals back up 13-7. Erickson has come a long way from last year when he made the team as a kick returner. Bengals went the unusual route of keeping seven wide receivers this year after Erickson had another solid camp.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Broncos went 75 yards on 14 plays to take a 7-6 lead over the Bengals after a 3-yard C.J. Anderson touchdown. Bengals offense is going to have to find a way to stay on the field to keep the defense from getting gassed. That's been a problem all year.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals get on the board first with a one-yard touchdown from Andy Dalton to Tyler Kroft. Weird sequence of events to get there. Bengals had a punt blocked in their territory, then Dre Kirkpatrick picks off Brock Osweiler in the end zone and runs it back to the Broncos 14-yard line. He then somehow fumbled and recovered his own fumble at the one-yard line. Bengals also missed an extra point and are leading 6-0. All of this happened and there's still 7:06 in the first quarter.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals rookie WR John Ross is a healthy scratch again. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis wasn't happy with him last week after he stopped running on a go route against the Titans and said "he let his teammates down." So it's not a big surprise the Bengals elected not to activate him this week but is a bit surprising to see the Bengals go with six wideouts. CB William Jackson (toe) is also inactive, along with CB Adam Jones (concussion), which is going to make the Bengals very shorthanded at that position. Kevin Minter (elbow), Alex Redmond (healthy), Christian Westerman (healthy) and Josh Tupou (healthy) are also inactive.

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FPI: Struggling Broncos favored at home

Denver has lost five straight, but FPI gives the Broncos nearly a 2-1 edge over the visiting Bengals on Sunday. Cincy is 1-4 as an FPI underdog this season, with the lone victory coming in a virtual coin flip (49.1 percent chance to win) in Week 4 at Cleveland.

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Bengals WR Brandon LaFell

Bengals WR Brandon LaFell speaks with Kevin Winter about how his team is poised to make a second half run.

Team Stats

Passing Yards197.629th
Rushing Yards68.032nd
Points For16.929th
Points Against19.9Tied-10th