CINCINNATI (AP) - With their offensive line finally intact, the Cincinnati Bengals' offense is up and running. They'll find out soon whether it's too late to make a difference.
The Bengals rushed for a season-high 177 yards Sunday during a 38-31 victory over the New York Jets, ending their four-game losing streak. For the first time all season, the Bengals showed a little balance.
Until Sunday, it hadn't been their style this season. The Bengals went into the game with an offense that was totally out of whack.
They'll need to run the ball again Sunday in a pivotal game against Pittsburgh, which can contain Carson Palmer and the passing game if that's all the Bengals have going for themselves. A victory over the Steelers would move the Bengals to within one game of the first place in the AFC North.
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