Post-Game Open Thread: Bengals Make It Exciting But Fall Short

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 20: Cedric Benson #32 of the Cincinnati Bengals scores his team's only first half touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 20, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens lead the Bengals 14-7 at the half. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

The Bengals were down by 17 points in the second half and just when it looked like it was all over, they started to come back. First it was a long touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Andre Caldwell. Then, it was a field goal my Mike Nugent, that should have been a touchdown pass from Dalton to Jermaine Gresham which was overturned because of the Calvin Johnson Rule, that brought the Bengals within a touchdown. Then the defense got the Bengals the ball back with just over two minutes.

The Bengals moved the ball down the field thanks to long bomb to Jerome Simpson but when they got in the red zone, the Ravens pass rush came alive and the Bengals offensive line flat lined. Dalton was sacked, chased out of bounds and called on intentional grounding and, in the end, the Ravens came away with a 31-24 win.

The Bengals are now 6-4 and are on the outside looking in on a division championship.

Now that the game is over, what are your thoughts?

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