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Andy Dalton Picks Up First Win in Houston

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton finally got a win in Houston on Sunday after he led his team to a 22-13 win over the Texans.

Dalton lost his first three games in Houston, but won on his father Greg’s 55th birthday with him in attendance.

“It’s cool to get a win here,” Dalton said. “(And) have it timed up where we were playing in Houston on his birthday. It’s a special day.”

A.J. Green finished with 12 receptions and 121 yards and Mohamed Sanu caught Dalton’s touchdown pass to get the Bengals on the board in the first quarter.

Jeremy Hill’s two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Cincinnati a 16-3 lead and the defense would do the rest.

Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett finished with 189 yards and a pick in the loss. The Bengals defense held wide receiver Andre Johnson to 36 yards on three receptions.

“I didn’t play well,” Mallett said. “I couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn from 5 yards away.”

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Andy Dalton Picks Up First Win in Houston

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton finally got a win in Houston on Sunday after he led his team to a 22-13 win over the Texans.

Dalton lost his first three games in Houston, but won on his father Greg’s 55th birthday with him in attendance.

“It’s cool to get a win here,” Dalton said. “(And) have it timed up where we were playing in Houston on his birthday. It’s a special day.”

A.J. Green finished with 12 receptions and 121 yards and Mohamed Sanu caught Dalton’s touchdown pass to get the Bengals on the board in the first quarter.

Jeremy Hill’s two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Cincinnati a 16-3 lead and the defense would do the rest.

Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett finished with 189 yards and a pick in the loss. The Bengals defense held wide receiver Andre Johnson to 36 yards on three receptions.

“I didn’t play well,” Mallett said. “I couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn from 5 yards away.”

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Andy Dalton Picks Up First Win in Houston

Andy Lyons/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton finally got a win in Houston on Sunday after he led his team to a 22-13 win over the Texans.

Dalton lost his first three games in Houston, but won on his father Greg’s 55th birthday with him in attendance.

“It’s cool to get a win here,” Dalton said. “(And) have it timed up where we were playing in Houston on his birthday. It’s a special day.”

A.J. Green finished with 12 receptions and 121 yards and Mohamed Sanu caught Dalton’s touchdown pass to get the Bengals on the board in the first quarter.

Jeremy Hill’s two-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave Cincinnati a 16-3 lead and the defense would do the rest.

Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett finished with 189 yards and a pick in the loss. The Bengals defense held wide receiver Andre Johnson to 36 yards on three receptions.

“I didn’t play well,” Mallett said. “I couldn’t hit the broad side of the barn from 5 yards away.”

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Cundiff Does It Again, Browns Beat Falcons Late

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — The Cleveland Browns let a nine point fourth quarter lead slip away, but kicker Billy Cundiff hit another game winning field goal as time expired to give his team a 26-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw three picks, but found a way to lead his team down the field in the final minute to set up the Cundiff game winner.

Browns Josh Gordon pulled in eight passes for 127 yards in his first game since being suspended for 10 games due to violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

“I knew the guys weren’t going to quit on me,” Gordon said. “I definitely wasn’t going to quit on them.”

Hoyer admitted that he was not happy with his performance even though the Browns came out with the win.

“Nothing to lose, really,” Hoyer said when asked about the final drive. “Go out and play fearless. That’s all I have at that point.”

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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/23/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: Cleveland Browns 26 (7-4) – Atlanta Falcons 24 (4-7)

Green Bay Packers 24 (8-3) – Minnesota Vikings 21 (4-7)

Cincinnati Bengals 22 (7-3-1) – Houston Texans 13 (5-6)

Indianapolis Colts 23 (7-4) – Jacksonville Jaguars 3 (1-10)

New England Patriots 34 (9-2) – Detroit Lions 9 (7-4)

Philadelphia Eagles 43 (8-3) – Tennessee Titans 24 (2-9)

Chicago Bears 21 (5-6) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 (2-9)

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Scoreboard Roundup – 11/23/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: Cleveland Browns 26 (7-4) – Atlanta Falcons 24 (4-7)

Green Bay Packers 24 (8-3) – Minnesota Vikings 21 (4-7)

Cincinnati Bengals 22 (7-3-1) – Houston Texans 13 (5-6)

Indianapolis Colts 23 (7-4) – Jacksonville Jaguars 3 (1-10)

New England Patriots 34 (9-2) – Detroit Lions 9 (7-4)

Philadelphia Eagles 43 (8-3) – Tennessee Titans 24 (2-9)

Chicago Bears 21 (5-6) – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 (2-9)

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Parker has 22 Points as Spurs Dunk Nets, 99-87

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Spurs guard Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists as San Antonio (9-4) took care of the Brooklyn Nets (5-8), 99-87 on Saturday night.

On their first 20 baskets of the game, the Spurs had 16 assists and finished the game with 29 assists on 52 percent shooting from the field.

Forward Kawhi Leonard and guard Danny Green each scored 21 points for San Antonio while forward Tim Duncan had seven points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots and three steals in 25 minutes of action.

Guard Deron Williams led the way for Brooklyn with 24 points and seven assists.

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Anthony Davis Powers Pelicans Over Jazz, 106-94

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — Pelicans forward Anthony Davis had a career-high 43 points and 14 rebounds as New Orleans (7-5) silenced the Utah Jazz (5-9), 106-94 on Saturday night.

Davis was 16 for 23 from the field and 11 for 12 from the free-throw line. Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday contributed 19 points and eight assists while forward Tyreke Evans had nine points and seven rebounds.

The Jazz entered the fourth quarter trailing by five points at 77-72. They would unable to close the gap as the Pelicans went on 10-2 run to take an 87-74 lead with 9:28 remaining.

Guard Gordon Hayward led the way for the Jazz with 31 points and eight rebounds, while guard Trey Burke added 20 points and four assists.

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Parker has 22 Points as Spurs Dunk Nets, 99-87

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(SAN ANTONIO) — Spurs guard Tony Parker had 22 points and seven assists as San Antonio (9-4) took care of the Brooklyn Nets (5-8), 99-87 on Saturday night.

On their first 20 baskets of the game, the Spurs had 16 assists and finished the game with 29 assists on 52 percent shooting from the field.

Forward Kawhi Leonard and guard Danny Green each scored 21 points for San Antonio while forward Tim Duncan had seven points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, four blocked shots and three steals in 25 minutes of action.

Guard Deron Williams led the way for Brooklyn with 24 points and seven assists.

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Chicago Blackhawks Skate Past Edmonton Oilers, 7-1

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(EDMONTON, Alberta) — Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews scored twice while forward Marian Hossa had a goal and three assists as Chicago (12-7-1; 25pts) iced the Edmonton Oilers (6-13-2; 14pts), 7-1 on Saturday night.

Toews scored his first goal of the game at 3:48 into the first period with an assist from forward Brandon Saad and Hossa. His second goal came at 15:56 into the opening frame to give Chicago a 3-0 lead.

The Blackhawks also received goals from center Marcus Kruger, forward Kris Versteeg, defenseman Duncan Keith and forward Patrick Kane.

Goaltender Corey Crawford stopped 24 of 25 shots he faced for Chicago while Ben Scrivens and Viktor Fasth were a combined 23 of 30 in the net for Edmonton.

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