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The Latest: Bengals grab quick 21-0 lead against Colts

The Cincinnati-Indianapolis game got underway on time and on schedule, and the Bengals are glad it did as they produced their best start this season.

Cincinnati turned an early fumble recovery into a touchdown, then added another before the end of the first quarter and a third on the first play of the second quarter to make it 21-0. The Bengals scored 13 total points in the first quarter of their first five games.

Just two days earlier, it appeared the game might be postponed after four people at the Colts complex tested positive for COVID-19. But retests on all four determined they were false positives.

Indianapolis has now been outscored 41-10 in the first halves of the last two weeks against the league’s two Ohio teams — Cleveland and Cincinnati.