One miserable quarter followed by a record-setting one. The Bengals pulled off one of those comebacks that they might look back upon as a turning point in their season.
''I hope I am looking back from somewhere in New York City,'' coach Marvin Lewis said, referring to the site of the next Super Bowl.
Cincinnati took a giant step toward another playoff appearance on Sunday, rallying from an early 13-point deficit to a 41-20 win over the intrastate rival Cleveland Browns. The Bengals (7-4) scored a club-record 31 points in the second quarter to brush away the Browns.
And now, they're in control of the AFC North.
The Browns, Ravens and Steelers are all tied at 4-6. Cleveland went into the game on Sunday looking to prove it's worthy of being touted as a contender. Instead, the Browns got their comeuppance.
''One thing led to another and the next thing you know, we're down big,'' cornerback Joe Haden said.
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