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Give the 2009 Cincinnati Bengals credit: TheyÆve got grit. For the third week in a row, the Bengals scratched, clawed, and held on until they could put together a game-winning drive in the final minutes to pull out a victory. If not for Brandon StokelyÆs freak touchdown catch in Week One, it would have been four weeks in a row. But before we all break our arms patting the Bengals on the back for their mental toughness, maybe we should take a look at the cold, hard fact that SundayÆs miracle finish shouldnÆt have been necessary. In the first quarter of SundayÆs contest, the Cleveland Browns held the ball for exactly 52 seconds. The Bengals had the ball the 14:08. And yet the score at the end of one was only 7-0. Why? Cincinnati drove the length of the field, and then allowed Charles Ro ...

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