4:15 PM ET, October 25, 2009
Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
CINCINNATI -- Cedric Benson smiled as he greeted his old Bears teammates and coaches at midfield, warmly pumping their hands or wrapping a beefy arm around their shoulder pads for a hug.No need to rub it in. Everyone knew what he'd just done.
Palmer's great half
Carson Palmer had five touchdown passes -- all in the red zone -- against the Bears. He was most impressive in the first half.
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Cedric Benson rushed for a career-high 189 yards and a touchdown against his former teammates.
• Carson Palmer threw for five touchdowns (one shy of his career high set in 2007) and completed 20 of 24 passes for 233 yards as the Bengals moved to 5-2 on the season, one more victory than they had in 2008.
• The Bengals scored 31 points in the first half, their most in the first half since scoring 31 on Sept. 23, 1990, vs. New England.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
It was Chicago's most lopsided loss since a 49-7 defeat at San Francisco in the first game of 2003. ... The Bears' record for most points allowed in a first half is 34 at Baltimore on Oct. 4, 1958. They gave up 33 in the first half of that 49-7 loss to San Francisco in 2003. They've given up 31 points four times. ... Palmer threw six touchdown passes in Cleveland for his career high. ... It was Cincinnati's most lopsided win since a 38-3 victory over the Texans in 2002.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||6.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||6-7|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||11:08||Chris Henry 9 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 77 yds, 4:00
|TD||1:13||Chad Ochocinco 8 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 4:09
|TD||11:20||J.P. Foschi 3 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 63 yds, 3:04
|TD||2:55||Laveranues Coles 8 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 66 yds, 6:52
|FG||1:15||Shayne Graham 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 0:56
|FG||0:01||Robbie Gould 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 70 yds, 1:10
|TD||4:53||Chad Ochocinco 13 Yard Pass From Carson Palmer (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 61 yds, 4:30
|TD||15:00||Cedric Benson 1 Yard Run (Shayne Graham Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 53 yds, 3:08
|TD||11:54||Devin Hester 5 Yard Pass From Jay Cutler (Robbie Gould Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 60 yds, 3:09