On the opening Monday night game of the 2007 season, the Bengals beat the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium, 27-20; that was the last time Cincinnati could agree that their team was a contender. After that, they wandered out into the wilderness and remained lost for two whole seasons. Yet after five games, something familiar, yet entirely different, has emerged from the fog. á This new form of Bengal is hardened and doesn't like to talk much. They survived on berries, wild game, and meaningless late-season wins. Times were tough, and many thought a new low was inevitable for the hapless Bengals last season. á But after a particularly miserable drubbing by the Colts in Week 14, some weird, introspective, peyote-like moment happened in the locker room. The team stared at their horrors in the ...
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