Dec 8, 2013 at 6pm UK at ​Paul Brown Stadium
Indianapolis Colts
Cincinnati Bengals
Jones (8:11)
Rogers (10:09), Brazill (6:30)
Green-Ellis (10:45), Gresham (3:12)
Brazil (9:54), Rogers (1:24)
Green (13:30), Dalton (4:10)

Result: Andy Dalton stars as Cincinnati Bengals thrash Indianapolis Colts

Andy Dalton throws three touchdown passes and runs for one of his own as the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Indianapolis Colts 42-28 to remain perfect at home.

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and ran for one of his own as the Cincinnati Bengals cruised to a 42-28 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL this evening.

Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals runs with the ball during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on December 8, 2013© Getty Images

The hosts opened the scoring in the first quarter when Marvin Jones produced a diving catch to collect Dalton's 29-yard pass in the endzone.

The Bengals were forced to wait to extend their lead, but they eventually did so late in the second quarter when BenJarvus Green-Ellis scrambled over from a yard out.

Green-Ellis scored a second from a similar distance early in the third quarter, but this time he powered through the middle of the defense on his way over the white line.

The Colts responded quickly, getting on the scoreboard when Andrew Luck's short pass found Da'Rick Rogers, who bounced off two tackles before running into the endzone for a 69-yard touchdown.

LaVon Brazil showed even more impressive strength midway through the quarter, breaking through five tackles before waltzing into the goal area for a 19-yard score.

The Bengals restored their 14-point lead with 3:12 left in the third quarter when Dalton found Jermaine Gresham wide open in the endzone from a yard out.

They began the fourth quarter in a similar vein as Dalton looped a pass over to AJ Green to open up a 21-point gap for the second time in the match.

Brazil once again led the Colts' revival, getting on the end of a long Luck pass in the endzone to give the visitors hope.

That was quickly extinguished, however, as Dalton looped around before spotting a gap and racing through it for an eight-yard score of his own.

The Colts got the final score of the game when Rogers collected a two-yard pass from Luck, but it was not enough as the Bengals maintained their unbeaten home record this season.

Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on August 8, 2013
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