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Postby Cl11234566 » February 20th, 2020, 1:08 am

DETROIT -- Jeremy Hill scored a touchdown on Cincinnatis first possession, but that was it for the Bengals when their top offensive players were in the game.I think we need to score more points, Hill said. We left too many on the field when we were out there. We did finish one drive, which we didnt do last week, but we need to do a better job of converting third downs.Hill ran for a 9-yard touchdown, and the Bengals went on to a 30-14 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thursday night, but this was not a great offensive show by either teams first stringers. Cincinnati benefited from a defensive touchdown and didnt really put the game away until the second half.Hill hurt his left hand in Cincinnatis preseason opener last week, but he had three carries for 16 yards against the Lions and also caught a pass.Former Cincinnati wide receiver Marvin Jones, signed by the Lions in the offseason, had four catches for 65 yards against his former team.It was neat seeing them, Jones said. Those are the guys Ive gone against every day for four years, so it was good to kind of be on the other side and go against them.Detroits Matthew Stafford was 8 of 11 for 113 yards, but the Lions went without a touchdown until the final minute of the game.Cincinnatis Derron Smith returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.Andy Dalton was 7 of 9 for 78 yards for the Bengals.LACK OF BALANCEDetroit has struggled for years to develop a running game good enough to complement Stafford and his receivers. In the first quarter Thursday when the top players were in, the Lions passed for 103 yards and rushed for 14.I think across the board, I dont think we did a lot of things well, Detroit coach Jim Caldwell said. I dont think we tackled well, I dont think we ran the ball well, I dont think we stopped the run very well. So weve got work to do.ROOKIESBengals: WR Tyler Boyd continues to impress. After a 40-yard catch in last weeks game, he made a nice diving grab of Daltons pass for a 26-yard gain on Cincinnatis first possession. Boyd later caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from AJ McCarron with 12 seconds left in the first half.Thats why hes here -- hes supposed to make plays, Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis said. Hes a smart kid who understands how to play this game, and hes done a good job of taking advantage of the opportunities hes getting.Lions: TE Cole Wick was beaten by a pass rusher in the first quarter on a play in which Stafford was hit and fumbled, but he also had two catches for 26 yards.INJURY UPDATEBengals: T Jake Fisher walked off slowly in the first half with a sprained right ankle. He took over at RT after Cedric Ogbuehi injured his toe last week, so now Cincinnatis depth could be tested even further.Lions: The absences of TE Eric Ebron and LB DeAndre Levy werent huge surprises, and Detroit didnt appear to have any major health issues among those who played.POSITON BATTLESBengals: Mike Nugent missed a field goal on the opening drive last week against Minnesota, and he missed an extra point and a field goal against Detroit. There was no real competition for his job, but if he falls into an extended slump, perhaps there could be. Nugent did make a 50-yard kick in the fourth quarter.Lions: Theres some uncertainty at the backup quarterback spot, with Dan Orlovsky doing little to inspire confidence when his interception was returned for a touchdown. Rookie Jake Rudock received a nice hand when he came on in the fourth quarter, but the University of Michigan product was also intercepted on just his third pass attempt.QUOTABLEIve never seen anything like this. Im going to start triple-taping my ankles, and Ive never taped them at all in my career, Cincinnati T Andrew Whitworth on the teams injury issues.---AP NFL website: and Red Wings Store . President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. Red Wings Jerseys 2021 . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. . Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. Detroit Red Wings Shirts . After Martin Skrtel put the Reds in front from close range at Stamford Bridge after only four minutes, Hazard hit back in the 17th with a superb strike. Etoo gave Jose Mourinhos team a decisive lead from Oscars back pass in the 34th. Fake Red Wings Jerseys .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker has a mild right hamstring strain and hopes he can play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Thursday. Parker had an MRI on Wednesday that revealed the Grade 1 strain. He is listed as day-to-day. He says he views the diagnosis as good news. He was concerned that the hamstring could have been torn, whichh would have made it very difficult for him to play.dddddddddddd Parker was injured early in the second half of Game 3, which the Spurs won 113-77 to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. He was limited to six points and eight assists in 27 minutes and left the game early in the fourth quarter with the outcome already decided. ' ' '
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