How long does it take to earn respect? Even after jumping to a 5-2 start, the Cincinnati Bengals were still not viewed as serious contenders.
Virtually all of the ôexpertsö predicted the Baltimore Ravens defense would avenge the 17-14 loss of a month ago. Boy were they wrong on a gorgeous November afternoon. It turned out to be the Bengals' defense that set the tone on a sunny side up 17-7 victory in front of a sold-out Paul Brown Stadium.
The Ravens were stymied by the excellent pass coverage of the Bengals secondary. The Ravens were a pawltry 1-10 on third down conversions in the game while the Bengals converted 8-18.á The one conversion for Baltimore came with 2:40 remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Bengals DBÆs are quietly becoming one of the top tandem ...
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Article written by Eric Ball