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11/18/2012 5:30 PM EST
Dalton, Green lead Bengals past Chiefs, 28-6
CINCINNATI 28, KANSAS CITY 6

By DAVE SKRETTA
AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Bengals punt team trotted onto the
field midway through the first quarter Sunday, shortly after the
Chiefs had kicked a field goal to take a rare lead in a game.



All the momentum was going Kansas City's way.



Then the snap landed in the hands of Cedric Peerman, who was
lined up to protect punter Kevin Huber. The running back raced
around the side of the line, the perfectly executed fake
catching the Chiefs napping, and 32 yards later gave Cincinnati
a first down.



New life, too. The Bengals would convert another fourth down on
the same series, and Andy Dalton would hit A.J. Green with a
short touchdown pass to cap it off, giving Cincinnati a lead it
would never relinquish in a 28-6 victory on Sunday.



"It was a momentum-swinger," running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis
said. "That's the thing about the NFL - most of the games are
decided by a few points. When you get a momentum-swinger like
that where you punch them right in the gut, it swings the
momentum going your way."



Dalton wound up with 230 yards passing, including another TD
throw to Mohamed Sanu, and also scampered for a score. Green had
six catches for 91 yards, and Green-Ellis bullied his way for
101 yards and a touchdown on the ground as the Bengals (5-5) won
their second straight.



Cincinnati plays its next four games against teams that began
the day with losing records.



None of them are as bad as the Chiefs, though.



Jamaal Charles had 87 yards rushing for Kansas City (1-9), but
that was the only highlight for a team that lost its seventh
straight amid a gloomy backdrop at Arrowhead Stadium.



The Chiefs' once-raucous home venue was only about half-full
most of the game, and a good portion of those who showed up were
dressed in black - a grass roots effort organized by fans who
have been trying to pressure team ownership to clean out the
front office.



"I focus on the game. I don't get into the crowd," Chiefs coach
Romeo Crennel said.



Perhaps he should have let his eyes wander.



What happened on the field couldn't have put him in a good mood.



Dalton and Green shredded Crennel's porous pass defense, Ellis
pounded away at a front line that had played better of late, and
a middle-of-the-road Cincinnati defense looked like an iron
curtain against a Kansas City offense that has been utterly
inept.



The result: The Bengals are back to .500, and eying back-to-back
postseason appearances for only the second time in franchise
history, while the Chiefs have dropped seven straight games in a
single season for the first time since Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 2008.



"We felt like we gave a couple of games away," said Dalton, who
had four TD passes in last week's win over the Giants. "Now
we've got momentum and we've got to keep it going. We've had two
great wins, full-team wins, with everybody doing their part, and
we've got to keep that going."



The Chiefs struck first for the second straight week, turning
several nice runs by Charles into a 34-yard field goal by Ryan
Succop, before reality set in again.



That's when the Bengals pulled off their faked punt, converted
another fourth down and then saw Dalton cap the drive with a
5-yard fade pass to Green, who managed to stab the ball with one
hand and then slap both feet into the end zone before falling
out of bounds.



Peyton Hillis fumbled on the Chiefs' ensuing possession, their
league-leading 31st turnover this season, but they dodged
trouble when Mike Nugent missed a 50-yard field-goal attempt.



Cincinnati made it 14-3 later in the second quarter when Dalton
fooled the entire Kansas City defense on a perfectly executed
naked bootleg. The 1-yard TD run came on fourth down after a
video review showed that Gresham had been stopped just shy of
the goal line on a 10-yard catch.



The Bengals' most impressive drive of the game came after they
forced the Chiefs to punt for the third straight time, an
11-play, 78-yard masterpiece in which they faced third down
once.



Ellis capped that one off with a short touchdown plunge for a
21-3 lead.



Matt Cassel deftly led the Chiefs to a field goal in the closing
seconds of the half, but Crennel elected to put backup Brady
Quinn into the game at quarterback to start the third quarter.



Cassel sustained a concussion earlier this season, and then lost
his job to Quinn, who was active for the first time since
sustaining his own concussion Oct. 28 against Oakland.



Quinn didn't fare much better leading the Kansas City offense,
and the Bengals tacked on Sanu's touchdown catch in the fourth
quarter to seal the win.



"We did good things in all three phases," Bengals coach Marvin
Lewis said. "We knew it was going to be a grind. We can't worry
about things around us. We just have to take care of us."



NOTES: Bengals CB Terence Newman left with a concussion. Chiefs
WR Dwayne Bowe (neck) and left tackle Branden Albert (back) also
were hurt. ... The Bengals were 3 for 3 on fourth down. ... DT
Geno Atkins forced two fumbles, had a sack and led Cincinnati
with six tackles. ... Cassel and Quinn combined to go 17 of 30
for 188 yards.



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