Pressure's on Bengals to continue trend

Coming off ugly loss, Cincinnati needs Lewis-Palmer combo to befuddle Ravens again

Originally Published: September 16, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The combination of Marvin Lewis and Carson Palmer has usually meant bad things for the Baltimore Ravens.

Lewis knows the inner workings of the Ravens from his days as Baltimore's defensive coordinator. Give him a top quarterback such as Palmer and he has a serious edge. With Palmer running Lewis' offense in games against the Ravens, the Bengals are 8-3.

The evolution of quarterback Joe Flacco suggests Baltimore is ready to challenge that edge and the Bengals' recent mastery ...

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