NFL Game Recap: Cincinnati Bengals vs Indianapolis Colts

10 December, 2023

In an exciting showdown at the heart of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals emerged victorious against the Indianapolis Colts, in an attention-grabbing NFL clash. Cincinnati Indians, with their versatile style caused quite a stir in the game.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 10, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Final Score

Cincinnati Bengals: 34

Indianapolis Colts: 14

Quarterly Breakdown

Cincinnati Bengals

Quarter 1: 7

Quarter 2: 7

Quarter 3: 14

Quarter 4: 6

Total: 34

Indianapolis Colts

Quarter 1: 0

Quarter 2: 14

Quarter 3: 0

Quarter 4: 0

Total: 14

Game Highlights

Significant plays in the game included:

  1. 6:31′ of First Quarter: Chase Brown’s phenomenal 54 Yard pass from Jake Browning, taking the score to 7 – 0 for Cincinnati Bengals.
  2. 10:18′ of Second Quarter: Joe Mixon’s short burst 1 Yard Run added another touchdown for the Bengals, taking the score to 14 – 0.
  3. 1:56′ of Second Quarter: Mo Alie-Cox’s 2 Yard pass from Gardner Minshew (with a missed PAT from Matt Gay) put the Colts on the scoreboard: 14 – 6.
  4. 1:31′ of Second Quarter: Ronnie Harrison Jr.’s stunning 36 Yard Interception Return (and a Two-Point Conversion from Gardner Minshew pass to Michael Pittman Jr.) leveled the score to 14 – 14 for the Colts.
  5. 11:38′ of Third Quarter: Tanner Hudson’s 11 Yard pass from Jake Browning gave the Bengals a significant lead: 21 – 14.
  6. 2:59′ of Third Quarter: Jake Browning’s 1 Yard Run boosted the Bengals’ lead to 28 – 14.
  7. 11:14′ of Fourth Quarter: Evan McPherson’s strong kick scored a crucial 32 Yard Field Goal for the Bengals, increasing the lead to 31 – 14.
  8. 1:55′ of Fourth Quarter: Evan McPherson’s precise 35 Yard Field Goal secured the game for Bengals with a final score of 34 – 14.

Team Performance

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals displayed a balanced and potent game with a total of 19 first downs, and 385 total yards. Their passing game saw 11 completed passes out of 25 attempts, totaling 274 yards. Their rushing game added 111 more yards. The team’s defense also performed admirably with 3 sacks and 1 interception. However, they did suffer 1 turnover.

Indianapolis Colts

While the Colts matched the Bengals in first downs, they fell short in total yards with only 272. Their passing game produced 226 yards from 26 successful passes out of 39 attempts. Despite their rigorous attempts, the Colts could only accomplish 46 yards on the ground. Additionally, they lost 2 turnovers and suffered 14 yards lost due to 3 sacks.

Injury Report

Notably, the Bengals’ Tyler Boyd had limited practice on Friday due to an ankle concern. Meanwhile, for the Colts, E.J. Speed and Braden Smith were sidelined due to knee injuries, and the exceptional Jonathan Taylor missed the game due to a thumb injury. These absences may impact the team’s performance in their upcoming games.

Division Standings

With this win, the Bengals maintain their 4th position in the AFC North Division, while the Colts hold onto their 2nd place in the AFC South Division, intensifying the competition in both divisions.

Upcoming Games

Both teams have tough games ahead, which will be crucial in deciding their standings as the season progresses. The Bengals will need to maintain their rhythm, and the Colts will have to bounce back strong.


In conclusion, this game ended in a resounding victory for the Cincinnati Bengals, leaving a sizeable impact in the respective division standings for both teams. With valuable lessons from this clash and potential implications for the future, the NFL presents an exciting spectacle for both the Bengals and the Colts as they continue their journey this season.

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