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Bengals Bites (10/27) - Changing The Tide

The Bengals were trending down, there was no hope for them to take the game against the Ravens. Then, they did. They swept the Ravens this season and put themselves back in the drivers seat for the division.

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Leave it to Peter King to give the most backhanded compliment I have read this morning. Beating one of the hottest teams when you are very injured and playing terrible is impressive King.

Ben Roethlisberger's record day, Cardinals rookie WR John Brown | The MMQB with Peter King
8. Cincinnati (4-2-1). Not a very impressive win, all in all, but the Ravens can make a team play ugly. What’s good about this win for the Bengals is they’d been playing in quicksand all month (0-2-1) prior to Sunday, and sweeping the team that looked like the best in the division (23-16 in Week 1, 27-24 Sunday) puts Cincinnati in the driver’s seat to win the AFC North.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Recap - October 26, 2014 - ESPN
Andy Dalton looked over the spread-out Ravens defense and decided there was enough room for a quarterback sneak. With a push from his linemen, he surged into end zone for a last-minute win. Surged the Bengals back into first place, too.

Win confirms Cincinnati Bengals aren't underachievers
The NFL breeds an infectious insanity that's liable to erupt at any time. If you bet on NFL games, you hate money. If you follow an NFL team, you deserve what you get. The league is in the business of making dollars, not sense.

Cincinnati Bengals hold on against Baltimore Ravens, 27-24  - NY Daily News
With one final surge, Andy Dalton overcame his two big mistakes and rallied the Bengals to a pivotal win. Dalton made up for his two fourth-quarter turnovers by scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 57 seconds left on Sunday, rallying Cincinnati to a 27-24 victory over the Baltimore Ravens that tightened the AFC North.

Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
More than anything, the Bengals' win shows that Andy Dalton may be a better quarterback than many want to give him credit for. With the fourth-year signal-caller leading a winning, 80-yard drive in the final three minutes, the Bengals walked away with a meaningful win after arguably their longest and most trying week this season. Dalton was the hero with his 1-yard touchdown dive with 57 seconds remaining, but he also was the hero for completing a pair of clutch third-down passes on the drive to receivers Mohamed Sanu and Greg Little. The big drive came after Dalton had thrown an interception and fumbled on the two previous series. With the win, the Bengals put their three consecutive winless weeks behind them. They're now 4-2-1.

Hue Jackson put pressure Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line - ESPN

After an abysmal offensive performance last week at Indianapolis (12 rushes for 32 yards), Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson wanted to ensure his unit would be more physical Sunday against the Ravens. In the days leading up to the game, he raised the pressure on his offensive line. "Hue called us out all week and said this was going to be up to us," Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth told after the game. "He said we were going to win or lose the game based off of how physical we could be up front." The Bengals rushed for 111 yards on 34 carries and plowed behind the line on Andy Dalton's game-winning 1-yard quarterback sneak.

Ravens vs. Bengals 2014 final score: 3 things we learned from Cincinnati's 27-24 win -

It looked as though the Baltimore Ravens had pulled off a miraculous late comeback against the Cincinnati Bengals when Steve Smith hauled in an 80-yard touchdown pass to put the Ravens ahead with under a minute remaining. But the play was wiped out by an offensive pass interference call, handing the Bengals a 27-24 win and first place in the AFC North.

World Series National Anthem Botched By That Asshole From Staind

Perhaps MLB should ensure the person they are hiring to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" knows the words?

Marshawn Lynch Swings His Bag At A Paparazzo
Riding off the reports that the Seahawks aren't happy with Marshawn Lynch, TMZ dropped this Oct. 7 clip of Lynch swinging his bag at a guy asking him a question.

A.J. Green vows to play this week, but Mohamed Sanu has him covered | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals were able to withstand a game without their leading receiver yesterday, but that should be changing soon. Wideout A.J. Green replied "yes" when pressed on his availability for next week's game against the Jaguars, after missing yesterday's win over the Ravens.