CINCINNATI (AP) — Marvin Jones usually tosses his receiver gloves into the stands on his way to the locker room, a way of letting fans share in the moment.
This pair — and this moment — was all his.
Jones caught four of Andy Dalton's career-high five touchdown passes on Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals drubbed the New York Jets 49-9, a dominant performance that will turns heads around the NFL.
As Jones ran off the field, he turned down the fans who wanted a keepsake glove.
"I'm keeping those," said Jones, who had career highs with eight catches for 122 yards. "I'll frame 'em or whatever. I usually dish them out. Not this game."
The second-year receiver and third-year quarterback went into the club's record book as its top touchdown combination. Jones set a Bengals record for touchdown receptions, scoring on catches of 9, 6, 17 and 6 yards. He's the first NFL receiver with four touchdown catches in a game since Randy Moss and Terrell Owens did it in 2007.
Dalton's five touchdown passes gave him 11 in his last three games, his best such span. He's the first quarterback to throw for five TDs against the Jets since Dan Marino in 1988.
"This is where I want to be," said Dalton, who was 19 of 30 for 325 yards in little more than three quarters. "This is how I want to be playing. It's tough to do."
The Bengals (6-2) won their fourth in a row and padded their AFC North lead by taking advantage of New York's step-slow pass defense and its rookie quarterback, who had his worst day yet. Geno Smith threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns before heading to the bench early in the fourth quarter.
It was Cincinnati's most lopsided victory during coach Marvin Lewis' 11 seasons. The Bengals are 2½ games ahead of second-place Baltimore, which had its bye week.
"It is a statement," defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. "This is one of the first games we were able to finish because we jumped on them early. This was just a statement game."
New York (4-4) couldn't break its pattern of win-one, lose-one. The Jets took their most lopsided loss since a 45-3 loss to New England in 2010.
"It's been up-down, up-down all year," said Smith, who was 20 of 30 for 159 yards. "That's the way it's been so far. Sometimes we do it, other times we don't. That's a part of developing consistency."