» Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was pleased to come away with the road victory but despite his team being 3-1 he's not satisfied.
"It's good to get this win on the road," he said. "I told these guys after, that except for the game in Cleveland we've got six weeks at home. It was a good September. We would have loved a better September. We have to do better in October."
» It's the first time the Bengals have had three wins in September since they went 3-0 in 2006 before finishing 8-8.
» There were many big plays but the biggest may have been the fake punt on fourth-and-one in the middle of the second quarter from the Cincinnati 34 with the Jaguars leading, 7-3. Running back
Special teams coach Darrin Simmons said that type of call is produced by a long chain that begins with Lewis. Simmons said Lewis gave him the green light and while he has great trust in Peerman, Simmons said Peerman doesn't have the ability to make that call on the field.
"We got the right look," Simmons said, and Peerman ran untouched around the right perimeter for 48 yards.
Simmons could sense the game shift at that point.
"That was the biggest part; the difference in momentum," Simmons said. "You could feel the excitement on the sideline. The change in everybody's demeanor on the sideline."
With four cornerbacks inactive and backup linebacker
» Defensive tackle
"My kids told me about the song and I told them if I got a sack I'd do a dance 'Gangnam Style,' " Peko said.
» It mirrored the fun and verve with which the defense played. In its best outing of the year, the defense, ranked 31st against the run, held the NFL's second-leading rusher, Maurice Jones-Drew to 38 yards on 13 carries. The Bengals also held quarterback Blaine Gabbert to 186 yards passing with his longest completion a 23-yard screen pass to tight end Marcedes Lewis.
"We went back to having fun on defense; we had a chip on our shoulder," Peko said. "The big thing was shutting down the run and getting after Gabbert. If you stop the run and get a lot of sacks, you're going to win a lot of games."
» It took safety
"Chris Crocker played a great game," Peko said. "He gets all the guys in the back on the same page and that's something we've been missing."
Crocker said it was a matter of getting his timing down.
"I played a little nickel and I played a little safety in the base," Crocker said. "That's what you have to do nowadays. You've got to be versatile. You can't be just an in-the-box safety."
» With Crocker and safety
"We didn't miss a beat with Crock,"
Lewis admitted he "took a deep breath" with Hall and Clements sidelined. He said both "have a great opportunity" to be back next week against the Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium.
» The Bengals came into the game leading the AFC with 12 sacks and they tacked on six more Sunday. The two by defensive tackle
» It was a game of career firsts. Not only did middle linebacker
» A.J Green had six catches for 117 yards for the first back-to-back 100-yard games of his short career (he had 183 yards last Sunday at Washington). Both Dalton and Green were surprised that Jacksonville chose as many single-high safety looks as it did. The Bengals thought the Jags would play more Cover 2, but they apparently wanted to stop the run, and Dalton and Green for the second straight week took advantage of the one-on-one coverage.
"At first," Green said when asked if he was surprised, "but then I said 'yes.' Andy threw a couple of great balls."
» Green showed the Jaguars a little bit of everything in frying cornerback Rashean Mathis.
Green beat him on a double-go route for 42 yards and went long again for a 30-yarder in the second half where Dalton timed up a throw to his back shoulder. Both set up touchdowns. Then he scored his third touchdown of the season on an 18-yard pass with 13:51 left in the game that basically sealed it at 24-10.
Green said it was a fade route where he faked Mathis inside and went outside, and "Andy threw me a perfect ball."
» The Jaguars had just 212 yards Sunday, the fewest yards the Bengals have allowed in a game since Baltimore had 199 in the 2010 season finale.
» After setting a record with 589 straight touches without a fumble to start a career, Bengals running back
"He's got to make the corrections. It's not psychological when you fumble the football," Lewis said. "He's conscientous. He'll go back and get after it.
"He was trying to jump over the stack, but that’s no good if you don’t have the ball with you.”