Jimmy Spencer

Game 9: Blown lead brings run of questions

The Ravens' locker room was extremely quiet yesterday, because the subject had become so sensitive. But then the comments started to filter out slowly after the Ravens blew an 18-point halftime lead and lost, 24-21, to the Cincinnati Bengals on Doug Pelfrey's 34-yard field goal as time expired.

The loss, before a Memorial Stadium crowd of 60,743, washed away almost any playoff aspirations for the Ravens (3-6) and left a lot of the players second-guessing the continued use of the no-huddle and passing offense in the second half.

"I feel we should have been running, but I'm not second-guessing anything that was called," said Ravens rookie guard Jonathan...