Upon Further Review: Bengals

November, 28, 2011
11/28/11
3:01
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Revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 23-20 win over the visiting Cleveland Browns:

The Bengals certainly don't play like a team that's quarterbacked by a rookie.

Cincinnati's rally against Cleveland on Sunday marked the third time this season the Bengals overcame a double-digit halftime deficit. According to ESPN Stats & Information, that ties an NFL record with four other teams -- including the 2011 Lions -- for the most comeback wins when trailing by at least 10 points at halftime. Before this year's Bengals and Lions teams, the last one to have as many comebacks was the 1986 Colts.

Andy Dalton has now led four fourth-quarter comebacks in 11 NFL starts. As the Bengals' website points out, Carson Palmer didn't get his fourth until his 32nd start.

This was a strong bounce-back second half for Dalton. He had thrown five interceptions in losing to Pittsburgh and Baltimore the past two weeks and lost a fumble (the first of his NFL career) in the first half against Cleveland on Sunday. In the second half against the Browns, Dalton threw for 183 yards and one touchdown.

STAT THAT STICKS: 113.5 -- Cedric Benson's rushing average in two games against the Browns this season. He is averaging 64.1 yards rushing against the rest of the league this season.

OVERHEARD: "I told the team a week ago, they are done [being rookies]. We're counting on them like veteran players and that's what we need down the stretch." -- Bengals coach Marvin Lewis on quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green

WHAT'S NEXT: The Bengals travel to play the Steelers. Cincinnati is 4-2 on the road this season after being 1-7 away from home last season.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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