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After Sunday's loss, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis has to be drifting back to his early days as the Ravens defensive coordinator. The Bengals gave up 42 points in the second half to the Chargers. That's like in 1996 and 1997 when the Ravens, led by quarterback Vinny Testaverde and receivers Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander, would light up the scoreboard for early leads. By the fourth quarter, the Ravens would lose with such players as cornerback Donny Brady, safety Ralph Staten and defensive tackle Dan Footman.

It's also ironic that Lewis and Colts coach Tony Dungy made names for themselves with defense, and their teams can't play a lick of it. Meanwhile, Brian Billick had the reputation of being offensive-minded, and his offenses have struggled since he came to Baltimore. Go figure.

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