The Seattle Seahawks let the Cincinnati Bengals march down the field early on a long time-consuming drive to start the first quarter. Bernard Scott compiled only 19 yards on six rushes, so the Bengals turned to Andy Dalton to let things loose. Dalton found Andre Caldwell for eight and ten yard catches, Chris Pressley and Brian Leonard for six yards, and A.J. Green for five yards. This set up an early Brian Nugent 34 yard field goal to put Cincinnati on top.
After Seattle was forced to punt on three quick downs, Adam "Pacman" Jones got the Bengals right back into scoring position with a 63 yard punt return. Three plays later, Dalton found Jerome Simpson for fourteen yards to give Cincy an early 10 point lead in CenturyLink Field.
The Seahawks were forced to answer. Charlie Whitehurst made three crucial completions to Zach Miller for 17 yards, Sidney Rice for 15 yards, and Ben Obomanu for 13 yards to set up a Steven Hauschka 47 yard field goal and give Seattle their first points of the game, but they're looking uphill early.