Reinard Wilson

Game 2: Vocal Bengals trash champs

Role reversal ruled the Ravens' meltdown yesterday against the unlikeliest of foes.

After listening to a week's worth of the Cincinnati Bengals' banter, the usually outspoken Ravens were choked up in their response yesterday.The Super Bowl champions were only a shell of their trash-talking selves in ending their 12-game winning streak, sputtering in the red zone and turning the ball over six times in a humbling 21-10 loss before a sparse 49,632 at Paul Brown Stadium.

"They came out ready to play football and we didn't," Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe said. "When you turn the football over and you don't play with emotion and passion, that's what happens to...