Folks who just wake up to see the final score won't realize how misleading that is.
Trailing 13-10 late in the third quarter, the Bengals scored 24 points in a dizzying stretch that lasted just three and a half minutes yet included three lost fumbles by the Eagles. Philadelphia allowed one Cincinnati drive to continue after an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty for making "disconcerting signals" before a field-goal attempt.
Andy Dalton missed a ton of throws and did not handle pressure well, completing less than half of his passes for just 127 yards. The offensive line gave up six sacks and six more quarterback hits. The Bengals also had a number of drops.
The defense certainly played well overall, forcing five turnovers, but this was a fortunate game against a struggling opponent. At one point, the Eagles punted the ball into the back of their own player.@greggrosenthal.