Originally posted on Cincinnati Bengals Blog  |  Last updated 12/24/11
GAME BALLS Jerome Simpson: The 19-yard touchdown, where he flipped over Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, might be the play of the year. Reggie Nelson: Tied for the team lead in tackles with six along with a sack, quarterback hit, pass deflection, tackle for loss and his team-leading fourth interception of the season. UPON FURTHER REVIEW The Bengals got lucky late in the fourth quarter. With the Cardinals having a chance to tie it with fourth-and-5 at the Bengals 19, Mike Zimmer called a zero blitz. Early Doucet was wide open in the right corner of the end zone but he tripped and couldn’t come up with it in time. “We had it called a couple times down there. You don’t have no help and you have your man,” cornerback Adam Jones said. KEY NUMBERS 9: As in wins this season, which few expected them to attain this season. You might have found many that didn’t think they would have nine wins over the next two seasons. 3: Winning seasons since 1991. To put it in better context though th...
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