CINCINNATI (AP) _ Kenny Watson ran for 130 yards and three
touchdowns filling in for an injured Rudi Johnson, and the
Cincinnati Bengals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 38-31
victory over the visiting New York Jets.
The seventh-year running back with a half-dozen career starts
scored on runs of 1 and 2 yards in the second half, finishing off a
Jets team that couldn't hold a 13-point lead.
The Bengals win for just the second time in six games. The Jets
fall to 1-and-6, matching their loss total from last season.
Jets beleaguered quarterback Chad Pennington put the Jets ahead
with touchdown passes of 57 and 36 yards to Laveranues Coles. But
he failed to make any big plays in a horrid second half. The Jets
committed two costly pass interference penalties, shanked a punt,
were assessed a personal foul for punching a downed runner, botched
a snap and allowed Johnathan Joseph's 42-yard interception return
for a touchdown that made it 38-23 with 37 seconds left.
Pennington threw his third touchdown pass on the final play of
the game, little consolation to a team off to its worst start in
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