One quarter of the 2015 season is now the books for the four AFC North teams and the Cincinnati Bengals have yet to lose a game.
Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 17 of 24 passes for 321 yards and a touchdown Sunday afternoon to lead his team to a 36-21 home win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dalton’s lone touchdown pass in the game went to Brandon Tate halfway through the third quarter. He now has 9 touchdown passes on the season versus just one interception.
The Bengals rushed for 124 yards against the Chiefs and running back Jeremy Hill scored three touchdowns on the ground. Fellow running back Giovani Bernard chipped in 62 yards rushing and a touchdown as well for the Bengals.
The Bengals defense only recorded one turnover Sunday against the Chiefs but they did manage to sack quarterback Alex Smith a total of five times during the game. The Chiefs had to settle for seven field goals against the Bengals despite registering 461 total net yards of offense.
Next week the Bengals will host the Seattle Seahawks.
In other Sunday AFC North action, the Cleveland Browns lost 30-27 to the San Diego Chargers as kicker Josh Lambo kicked a 34-yard field goal as regulation time expired.
The Browns had tied the game at 27 with 2:09 left when quarterback Josh McCown connected with tight end Gary Barnidge from one yard out. McCown also hit wide receiver Taylor Gabriel for the ensuing two-point conversion.
McCown completed 32 of his 41 pass attempts in the game for 356 yards and two touchdowns. The Browns offense also registered 100 yards rushing in the loss.
The Browns defense allowed Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to complete 23 of his 38 pass attempts for 358 yards and three touchdowns. They were able to sack Rivers twice in the game, however, and also held rookie running back Melvin Gordon to just 38 yards rushing.
The loss dropped the Browns to 1-3 on the season and they’ll now travel next week to play the Baltimore Ravens, who notched their first win of the season Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As for the Steelers, they will go on the road next week to play the Chargers Monday night.