EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Andy Dalton got hit hard by the New York Jets, early and often. In the end, the quarterback and the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals were the ones standing.
Mike Nugent kicked a 47-yard field goal with 54 seconds left, lifting the Bengals to a back-and-forth 23-22 season-opening victory Sunday.
Dalton threw for 366 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked a career-high seven times by the Jets, including 2 1 / 2by Leonard Williams and two by Steve McLendon.
"Any time you can get a win on the road, you've got to take these games," Dalton said. "This one was big."
A.J. Green caught 12 passes for 180 yards, mostly against Darrelle...