The Bengals traveled this week to Andy Dalton's old stomping grounds Reliant Stadium. This game was one the Bengals needed to win to improve their record and their contention for a playoff spot. The Bengals have been relatively hot as of late by winning 3 in a row. The Texans came out on their first drive and absolutely drove the ball down the field and done anything they pleased with the defense of Cincinnati for a opening TD. After this initial drive, the Bengals defense would play absolutely spectacular for the rest of the game. The Bengals would add a FG in the first to reduce the Texans lead. In the second quarter the offense of Cinci exploded. First a nice drive capped by a 2 yd pass to TE Jermaine Gresham, followed by a good drive and a Texan FG. The Bengals would then go on a tear with 3 nice drives back to back ending in a FG and 2 Maurice Jones-Drew TDs. The third quarter seen the Bengals add to their lead with yet another MJD TD and a FG and in the fourth the Texans showed signs of life when K. Martin returned a Bengals punt 72 yards for 6, but it was simply too little too late. Not sure at what points in the game all this occured, but Texans turnovers were crazy this game. I think they had a total of 4-5 fumbles total. Arian Foster fumbled 2-3 times, a WR once, and Schaub coughed it up once on a sack, coupled with a couple interceptions. Cincinnati made it through the game turnover free ( a rarity ). After the great opening drive by the Texans, the Bengals defense clamped down big time. Another game deciding factor was time of possession, which the Bengals won 25:43 to 14:17 for the Texans. Also once again Maurice Jones-Drew impressed and ran the ball nicely. This weeks performance puts him over the 1,000 yard mark on the season. FINAL SCORE 44 17 PLAYER OF THE GAME MAURICE JONES-DREW 24 RUSHING ATTEMPTS, 138 YARDS AND 3 TDs, average carry of 5.7 gg Masler . You got some terrible breaks in this one buddy that I honestly don't think were controllable. All those fumbles were outrageous. I could tell that your a better player than this game indicated, just sometimes crazy crap happens. Good luck with the rest of your season.