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Bengals Bytes (9/14): Cincinnati finds respect, still looking for an identity

The Bengals made a statement last night, but they still have a ways to go in putting it all together.

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A.J. Green, Bengals Hold Off Ravens to Win 34-23 on Thursday Night Football | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The Cincinnati Bengals parlayed an explosive first half into a 34-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens in their home opener at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday night.

Analysis: Why Bengals win over Ravens was about respect
The Bengals finished with the same score, but found a very different way to win their second game in four days. What does this victory mean about the national perception of the Bengals going forward?

What we learned from Bengals' victory over Ravens -
The Cincinnati Bengals put in a dominant first-half performance before fending off a second-half surge by the Baltimore Ravens to take a 34-23 victory and sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

Unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals still searching for true identity - Cincinnati Bengals Blog- ESPN

Andy Dalton and the Bengals jumped out to an early 21-0 lead, but the offense had its share of struggles in a 34-23 victory over the Ravens. They have an extended break to figure out the kinks, but hey, 2-0 is better than 0-2.

Late Woes Proof That Marvin Lewis' Bengals Still Not to Be Trusted as Contenders | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The good news is that after racing out to a 21-0 lead over the Baltimore Ravens, the Cincinnati Bengals hung on for a 34-23 win that elevated them to 2-0 and first place in the AFC North. But was this game too close to being another primetime collapse?

Billy Price hypes up Bengals crowd as he walks off after injury - NFL Videos
Bengals center Billy Price walks off the field after an injury to hype up the crowd.

Cincinnati Bengals honor 1988 Super Bowl team Thursday night
Bengals legendary left tackle Anthony Munoz reflects on rejoining his former Super Bowl teammates, and opens up about his desire to see the current Bengals in their own Super Bowl.

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