By George, Colts win 3rd game in row, as Dickerson helps top Bengals, 34-20

November 26, 1990

CINCINNATI -- Rookie Jeff George threw for three touchdowns on his best day as a pro, and Eric Dickerson had his biggest day rushing since returning to Indianapolis as the Colts rolled to a 34-20 victory over the Bengals yesterday.

George completed 21 of 31 passes for 251 yards, throwing touchdown passes to Jessie Hester, Bill Brooks and Stanley Morgan. Dickerson, who had been averaging 3.2 yards a carry since resolving his contract dispute six games ago, carried 22 times for 143 yards and one touchdown.

"I was concerned about him because I knew he was ready to have one of these days," said coach Sam Wyche of the Bengals, who fell into a first-place tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Central. "We just couldn't match his speed when he broke to the outside."

Dean Biasucci kicked two field goals, as the Colts won their third consecutive game.

Wyche said the underdog Colts outplayed the Bengals in almost every phase of the game.

"We were playing our hearts out, and the Colts were just too good for us," Wyche said. "They're going to be too good for a lot of teams."

George connected with Hester for a 40-yard gain on the first play from scrimmage. The Colts ended that series with a missed 51-yard field-goal attempt, but that was their last non-scoring possession until late in the third quarter.

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