Marvin Jones’ Great Day Allows Cincinnati Bengals to Defeat New York Jets

By Juan Pablo Aravena

It’s not common that a single player scores four touchdowns in a single game, but that’s exactly what happened today.

Marvin Jones was the brightest spot in a Cincinnati Bengals offense that worked almost perfectly against the New York Jets in a 49-9 win at Paul Brown Stadium this Sunday.

The wide receiver had a prominent role this Sunday as he caught eight passes for 122 yards, but four of those receptions were in the end zone so he was the go-to player for Andy Dalton near the goal line. With A.J. Green being tightly guarded by the Jets’ secondary Dalton needed to find a new weapon, and the move paid off as Jones had a stellar game.

Andy Dalton was also accurate on his passing, completing 19-of-30 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, but he clearly had a good game thanks to Jones’ ability to run the routes and make tough catches.

The Bengals ‘offense overall was solid, but their secondary also had a nice game against Geno Smith and the Jets. The rookie signal-caller wasn’t at his best as he threw for only 159 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions that were returned for scores by Chris Crocker in the third quarter and by Adam Jones in the fourth.

Early in the season the Bengals were considered a good offensive team thanks to Dalton and A.J. Green, who figured to be the most targeted player out of the receiver corps. However, if Marvin Jones continues to play at this level, he will have to gain more touches going forward as the Bengals could also use another weapon in the quest for a playoff spot down the stretch.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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