Bengals quickly get back on track
CINCINNATI — As the touchdown passes and interceptions piled up, it felt like a throwback game for the Bengals.
Andy Dalton threw three for touchdowns — two to A.J. Green — and Cincinnati emerged from its brief skid with an effort reminiscent of its perfect first half of the season by beating the Rams.
After dropping two close prime-time games the Bengals were back in synch against a team that struggles to score and keep up.
The Bengals had three interceptions, including one that cornerback Leon Hall returned for a touchdown.
"I felt like we played well in all phases of the game," Dalton said. "It's good to get a win, and it's good to get a win the way we did."
The Rams have dropped four in a row, in large part because their offense ranks last in the league in passing. They switched quarterbacks last week, but Case Keenum got a head injury during a 16-13 loss in Baltimore and was limited in practice.
Nick Foles, who started the first nine games, returned Sunday. The most costly of his three interceptions came when he avoided the rush and floated a pass that Hall picked off and returned 19 yards for a touchdown.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher intended to stay with Keenum if he was healthy, but the quarterback didn't have a full practice last week. Foles has seven touchdowns and nine interceptions.