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EAST RUTHERFORD, N. Dave Henderson Athletics Jersey .J. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick and the New York Jets kept getting close to the end zone.Most of the time, though, Cincinnati kept them out -- and it was the difference in the Bengals 23-22 victory in the season opener Sunday.Weve got to score touchdowns, Fitzpatrick said. We got down there plenty. Credit the Bengals. Theyve got a good red-zone defense.The Jets, who were the third-best team in the red zone last season, made five trips inside the Bengals 20 and they got off to a good start with Fitzpatrick connecting with Quincy Enunwa for a 3-yard touchdown on their opening drive.We didnt make adjustments, but we kept fighting, Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. We knew that at some point, we would have an opportunity to shift the game and make a great play.After getting down to the 4 on its next drive, New York stalled with two incompletions to Brandon Marshall and a catch for no yards by Bilal Powell. That set up a 22-yard chip shot for Nick Folk, whose low kick was blocked by Margus Hunt.We were just sloppy down there, Marshall said of the Jets red-zone struggles. Poor execution. Its something we pride ourselves on. Didnt get it done. ... That was the poorest execution Ive ever seen on our side in the red zone since Ive been here.New York rebounded in the second quarter with a 15-yard touchdown from Fitzpatrick to Eric Decker, which gave the Jets a 13-10 lead. Folk, however, missed the first extra point of his career.I take it on my shoulders, Folk said. I feel like I let the team down. If we make the extra point and the field goal, they need a touchdown at the end.The fourth quarter, however, was where the game really turned.Trailing 20-16, New York went to the ground game in a big way, running the ball nine times in 10 plays to get down to the 2. But on third-and-goal, Fitzpatrick misfired to Decker -- and the Jets had to settle for a 20-yard field goal by Folk.On Cincinnatis next possession, Mike Nugent was wide right on a 52-yard attempt that kept the game a one-point affair. It also gave the Jets terrific field position with just over 9 minutes left, putting the ball at their 42.A 17-yard catch by Enunwa and a 22-yard grab by Decker three plays later put the Jets at the Bengals 15. Matt Forte gained 3 yards on a run and Marshall had a 4-yard catch, but Bilal Powell gained just 2 yards on third-and-3 from the 8.Again, the Jets had to kick a field goal, this time a 23-yarder by Folk that put the Jets ahead 22-20 with 3:23 left.We made a big stop there, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said.That also left plenty of time for Andy Dalton and the Bengals to put together the winning drive, capped by Nugents 47-yarder with 54 seconds left.Anytime you can get a win on the road, youve got to take these games, said Dalton, who was sacked a career-high seven times. This one was big. At the end, we needed to make a play. It was a great team effort by everybody.The Jets still had an opportunity to drive for a winning score after Nugents kick, but things got off to a bad start when Marshall dropped a deep pass over the middle.Next came an incompletion to Decker, and then Josh Shaw picked off Fitzpatricks next throw to Decker -- the Jets only turnover of the game -- to seal it for the Bengals.Im just happy, Lewis said. We kept pounding today and thats what weve got to do. Thats the thing all season: Just pound together and break through, and today, the breakthrough came late in the game and the defense had a big stop there at the end.---AP NFL website: and ;Terry Steinbach Jersey . While hell be dialed in to that tournament on a course he loves, you can forgive him if his eyes glance down the calendar just a bit, towards April. Terry Steinbach Athletics Jersey .ca look back at each of the Top 10 stories of 2013. Today, we look back at Boston Strong - a citys recovery from tragedy. . Hamelin, who triumphed in the 500 on Saturday, edged out Victor An of Russia by 0.021 seconds to maintain his lead in the World Cup standings. Russias Vladimir Grigorev was third. In the relay, Canada took control six laps from the finish line to beat Russia and the Netherlands. Bomani Jones hosts live from the Clevelander in Miami and welcomes Pro Football Panthers reporter Darin Gantt (4:30 p.m. ET), ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan (5:30) and The Verticals Michael Lee (6:30) to the show.Tweet Bomani at twitterr. Coco Crisp Jersey. com/bomani_jones -- while hes live with you from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio and Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '