Bengals keep Ravens at bay, defense back to basics

By Rontina McCann – bio | email

CINCINNATI (FOX 19) -- In Cincinnati's 15-10 win over Baltimore, one thing was evident, the defense did a lot of work over the post six days.

"We had a chip on our shoulders this week. It is always better when you play at home too," defensive back Adam Jones says. "We are re-focused and its like Zim said, he made it simple enough to just go out there and do our jobs."

That is exactly what the Bengals defense did. Jones first-half interception converted to points on the board with one of five Mike Nugent field goals during the contest.

The Bengals picked Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco three more times in the second half, three different players: Brandon Johnson, Leon Hall and Chinedum Ndukwe.

"We just toned things down a little bit and we just wanted to come out this week and really play hard," Johnson says.

After last week's 38-24 loss in New England the defense simplified things and it worked. Johnson attributes his interception to the defensive line that put pressure on Flacco.

"We definitely wanted to focus on rushing him and we knew he had a lot of weapons, we couldn't let him sit back there, that was the plan," Johnson says.

Baltimore didn't score from the red zone.

Jones suffered a shoulder injury in the second half and didn't return.

Next Sunday the Bengals travel to Carolina.

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