Quote Originally Posted by The Eternal Ring View Post
There are some teams that cannot overcome early mistakes. Cincinnati is one of those teams. They missed the opportunity to take a 7-0 lead and never recovered from the blocked field goal.
This. EXACTLY.

After that opening sequence the Bengals knew it wasn't their day.

AND in case anyone forgot:

The Ravens, had a TD taken back. Stalled their first drive in Pitt, settled for a FG.
Then they missed the field goal in their second drive
And still beat the Steelers.
In their place.