Clichés Be Damned, Bengals Didn't Flinch

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Clichés Be Damned, Bengals Didn't Flinch
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We’re in dangerous territory trying to describe why the Bengals beat San Diego Sunday. Explanations involve clichés such as “heart’’ and “desire’’ and, heaven help me, “will.’’ It’s possible in a brutish game such as football to “impose your will’’ on the other guys. But it isn’t much help when you’re “committing turnovers’’ and just sort of banging into the furniture for much of the game...

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