The Cincinnati Bengals have rebounded nicely from an ugly season-opening defeat.
Backed by a potent offense and improving defense, the Bengals look for a fourth consecutive victory when they host the hard-luck Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Coming off a 9-7 playoff season, Cincinnati (3-1) opened this year with an embarrassing 44-13 loss at Baltimore. However, that defeat might have lit a fire under the Bengals, who have averaged 33.0 points during a three-game winning streak that included consecutive road contests at Washington and Jacksonville.
"The second quarter (of the season) is going to be just as tough, if not tougher,'' defensive back Terence Newman said. "The third quarter is going to be tougher than the second, and the fourth is going to be the most difficult. As long as we can maintain and stay healthy I think we'll definitely be OK.''
Cincinnati thus far has been able to take advantage of a five-game stretch against teams starting a rookie or second-year quarterback. Tho...