The game ball from Cincinnati’s first win of the season
CINCINNATI (AP) _ The game ball from Cincinnati’s first win of the season went to the 6-year- old son of quarterback Jay Schroeder. Chris Schroeder had surgery last week to remove a benign tumor. ″I think it will be special coming to him from us against the team his dad played for,″ coach Dave Shula said. ″I hope he takes it.″ ... Doug Pelfrey’s first field goal Sunday was his 13th straight, tying the club record shared by Jim Breech and Horst Muhlmann. He missed his next kick, a 33-yarder that was wide right, then made two more. ″I’ll take those last two over that 14th any time as long as the team wins ball games,″ Pelfrey said. ″I’m not in this game to set records or satisfy streaks.″ ... Only 43,272 fans showed up Sunday in 60,000-seat Riverfront Stadium, the first time this season the Raiders have played on the road before less than a sellout crowd. ... After rushing for 100 yards in each of their last three games, the Raiders were held to 81 by the NFL’s worst rushing defense. The reason: LA ran just 16 times (averaging 5.1 yards a carry) and threw 32 times. ... Raiders quarterback Jeff Hostetler twisted his ankle in the third quarter, but had it taped and stayed in the game. None of the Raiders had a serious injury. ... Bengals defensive end Ty Parten broke and dislocated his left thumb and is considered doubtful for next week’s game against San Francisco. There were no other serious injuries. Running back Harold Green bruised his thigh and offensive lineman Ken Moyer sprained his right ankle but stayed in the game.