Broncos bounce Bengals, 30-10

Clinton Portis was his old self as he racked up 120 yards and two touchdowns as the Broncos beat the Cincinnati Bengals, 30-10. Unfortunately, Jake Plummer was also his old self as he threw three interceptions and had a QB rating of 21.7.

Denver 30, Cincinnati 10 -
Sunday, September 07, 2003 - CINCINNATI (AP) -- Marvin Lewis gave the Cincinnati Bengals a whole new look, sending them onto the field dressed all in black. Then Clinton Portis made them look like the same sorry team. Portis ran for 120 yards and two first-half touchdowns Sunday, and the NFL's worst team of the past 12 years went on another self-destructive binge that helped the Denver Broncos roll, 30-10.

Portis: A Strong Sophomore Start - - Andrew Mason
Sept. 7, 2003 - CINCINNATI -- He's a little heavier in the muscle mass, a year older on the calendar. But Clinton Portis began his 2003 season the same way he closed 2002 -- as the engine that drove the Broncos' offense up and down the field.

Defense Packs Pressure in Stifling Bengals - - Andrew Mason
Sept. 7, 2003 - CINCINNATI -- Corey Dillon darted, dodged and looked for openings, but found none. Jon Kitna stepped forward, rolled out, stopped and cut in his attempts to buy time in the pocket, but found few open receivers and even fewer passes devoid of pressure.

Broncos-Bengals Notebook: Gold, 'D' Find Turnover Touch - - Andrew Mason
Sept. 7, 2003 - CINCINNATI -- No interceptions by Broncos linebackers? Two potential game-altering picks that went through the hands of John Mobley and Ian Gold? Those moments were remembered by NFL Films when it put together the highlight film of the Broncos' 2002 season. They were forgotten on Sunday in Cincinnati, when Gold grabbed a fluttered, desperate pass from Jon Kitna and sprinted 12 yards for a touchdown that put the Broncos in front 27-3 and turned Week 1's game into a full-fledged rout.

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