The Ravens walloped the Bengals, 44-13, in the first of two Monday night games on Sept. 10, one of two times this season that Cincinnati lost by 10 points or more. (The
The 31-point rout was Cincinnati’s worst result since Jan. 3, 2010 when the
That’s why defensive tackle
“Oh yeah,” Atkins said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday. “That’s how we’re going to come out and basically play. Plus, it’s a rivalry game. So [we’re going to] come out there and play an
That Week 1 game featured zero touchdowns by
“It was a long time ago, but that was a loss, one that we got beat in,” Bengals coach
Atkins admitted that the manner in which the Ravens won that game resonated with the Bengals players – who have won six of their last seven games – for a while.
"We still think about it, and we kind of watched the film today, and a lot of guys were just amazed at how far we've come along," he said. "Seeing that game and seeing how we're playing now is like night and day."
But Lewis said he's not inclined to use that loss as a motivational tool this week.