Bengals pull away late for 34-12 win over Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes and Brandon Tate returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown and the Cincinnati Bengals earned their fourth straight victory with a 34-12 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Dalton tossed TDs of 14 yards to Jerome Simpson and a beautiful 43-yarder that dropped into the arms of A.J. Green in the second quarter to give the Bengals a 17-3 lead.

From there, the Bengals leaned on their impressive defense that bent, but managed to keep Seattle out of the end zone until the fourth quarter.

The victory made Marvin Lewis the winningest coach in Bengals history with 65 career victories.