Morning Bites (11/11): Bengals lose to Ravens edition

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Taking a look at the stories around the internet regarding Cincinnati's 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

MMQB: Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers making strong playoff pushes
One non-Incognito point to ponder this morning, prompted by non-stat-geek Mike Florio and based on 2013 NFL history: If Indianapolis is 20 points better than San Francisco, and San Francisco 24 points better than St. Louis, and Indianapolis plays St.

Doc: Bengals' loss inspires 'familiar doubt'
If they'd beaten the Ravens here Sunday, the Bengals should have headed straight from their chartered airplane to church, to offer a mess of Hail Marys for the Hail Mary that allowed them to lose in overtime. As it was, they lost their second game in a row, in a fashion that might prompt a little concern.

Where, oh where, has October Andy gone?
It doesn't seem that long ago when Andy Dalton was the talk of the NFL. He was the Cincinnati Bengals' hero in black-and-orange striped...

Green says TD catch 'all luck'
When the Bengals completed one of the most remarkable game-tying touchdown passes in franchise history, A.J. Green offered the only necessary analysis of his 51-yard Hail Mary reception: 'Luck. All luck.'

Quotes of Note: The Hail Mary
The absurdity of this Bengals season continued Sunday with the 51-yard Hail Mary touchdown reception where A.J. Green slipped behind the huddle of players and easily hauled in the tipped pass from Andy Dalton. The score sent the Bengals and Ravens to overtime.

AFC North a race again
After losing 138 minutes of frantic come-from-behind football in 11 days, the Bengals had to remind themselves they still have the hammer at 6-4.

2013 NFL Grades, Week 10: Dallas' defense a total disaster
A second-straight bad game for Andy Dalton looks a little bit better thanks to a Hail Mary at the end of regulation, but don't be fooled. Dalton was not good Sunday in a critical game for Cincy to get some separation in the AFC North. The defense bottled up a bad Ravens offense but Dalton and Co. couldn't keep up their end of the bargain.

5 up, 5 down for Sunday
After an ugly couple of weeks that included cutting two offseason free agent acquisitions and then losing defensive tackle Haloti Ngata in the first half to an injury, Baltimore’s defense had one of its best efforts of the season. The Ravens limited Cincinnati to 17 points, including a touchdown on a fluke Hail Mary at the end of regulation, and had three interceptions of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. Baltimore also limited Dalton to 24 completions on 51 attempts for only 274 yards.

Bengals' Rey up to task at linebacker
The depletion of the Bengals linebackers with injuries to Rey Maualuga, Michael Boley, Emmanuel Lamur and pseudo linebacker Taylor Mays was supposed to create a glaring weakness in the Bengals fifth-ranked defense. Vinny Rey changed the perception of any crippling analysis.

On tough day, Rey is Bengals' bright spot
Vincent Rey squeezed his large frame into a narrow space just outside the small blue locker that contained his belongings as an army of reporters, eager to ask all about one of the best individual performances of his NFL career, surrounded him.

Ravens top Bengals in Baltimore, 20-17
The Bengals rallied at the end of regulation to tie the game on A.J. Green's Hail Mary catch, but they lost in overtime for the second consecutive week.

Ravens take down Bengals in OT
After an improbable Hail Mary pass from quarterback Andy Dalton to wide receiver A.J. Green tied the game on the final play of regulation, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker booted a 46-yard field goal in overtime to give Baltimore a 20-17 win Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Quick hits: Not all prayers answered
Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green attacked the Bengals record book with vengeance.

Bengals-Ravens Postgame Quotes
"I just told the team in there, 'It was a disappointing loss.' Early in the game, we don’t convert the fourth-down play, and then we kind of got sideways there for a second."

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