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Upon further review: Bengals

Revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 27-17 win over the visiting Indianapolis Colts:

Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith have quietly been one of the best offensive tackle combinations in the NFL. On Sunday, they did their best silencing act of the season.

The Cincinnati offensive tackles shut out Colts defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. Whitworth, who plays left tackle, and Smith, who is on the right side, held them without a tackle or a sack.

That hasn't happened to Freeney and Mathis in the same game since Week 15 of the 2009 season.

"Yeah, they told me and Andre that this is our week -- that we were going to be one-on-one with them with no help," Whitworth said after the game. "We went out and had a good night."

STAT THAT STICKS: 11 -- Penalties by the Bengals for 111 yards in Sunday's game. It was unlike the Bengals, who averaged 4.6 penalties entering this game.

OVERHEARD: "We felt like we could be as great as we wanted to be. As long as we continue to play like we are and play for one another, we are going to go as far as we want to go." Defensive end Carlos Dunlap after he scored the game-clinching touchdown on a 35-yard fumble return.

LOOKING AHEAD: The Bengals (4-2) head into their bye week before playing consecutive road games at Seattle and at Tennessee.