Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes - two of them to A.J. Green - and Cincinnati emerged from its brief skid with an effort reminiscent of its perfect first half of the season, beating the St. Louis Rams 31-7 on Sunday.
In addition to Dalton's three touchdowns, the Bengals (9-2) had three interceptions, including one that Leon Hall returned for a touchdown.
Dalton was 20 of 27 for 233 yards. He threw touchdown passes of 9 and 18 yards to Green, who hadn't caught two in a game since the third week of the season in Baltimore. Tyler Eifert also had a 22-yarder, giving him the league lead with 12 TD catches.
Jeremy Hill ran for a season-high 86 yards.
Tavon Austin had a team-high 63 yards on four runs. He also caught six passes for 33 yards. Todd Gurley was limited to 19 yards on nine carries, with the Bengals focused on stopping the run game.
The Rams (4-7) have dropped four in a row.
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Matt Hasselbeck threw for 315 yards and two more touchdowns, and Adam Vinatieri made four more field goals.
The 40-year-old Hasselbeck improved to 4-0 as a starter this season by topping the 300-yard mark for the first time in four years, and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Buccaneers 25-12 to remain on top of the AFC South.
Hasselbeck finished 26 of 42 with no turnovers. He had a passer 100.8 rating.
Jameis Winston was 20 of 36 for 245 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a rating of 74.4. The rookie also was sacked five times.
The 42-year-old Vinatieri connected from 49, 27 and 26 yards before adding a 44-yarder after Indy (6-5) took the lead for good late in the third quarter.
A 56-yard run from Doug Martin set up Tampa's only touchdown, a 20-yard pass from Winston to Cameron Brate that made it 12-6 with 1:54 left in the second quarter. Martin finished with 14 carries for 97 yards.
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The Rams lost -- again. On Sunday, Jeff Fisher's team dropped its fourth consecutive game, losing by 24 points to the Bengals.
Fisher's postgame press conference went even worse than the game. Not only did Fisher tell people to "kiss his (bleep) ..."
When asked if he's doing a good enough job coaching the team: "I've lost four in a row, so no."
The Rams are now 4-7. They're nowhere near making the playoffs for the first time under Fisher's guidance. Along the way, they've been called dirty by more than a few teams and players, and they've completely mishandled a player's concussion. Fisher is 10 games under .500 as the Rams head coach. In Fisher's coaching career, he's accumulated a winning percentage of roughly 52 percent.
Fisher ended his press conference while reporters were asking him questions.