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Michael Johnson says Cincinnati Bengals in ‘desperation game’ mode


Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins (97) and defensive end Michael Johnson (93) during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals were unable to overcome the Miami Dolphins last week, and a big reason why was the team’s slow start against a team that was in “desperation mode” after losing four-straight games to put their playoff hopes on life support. But Miami’s desperation helped them gut out a win in overtime at the expense of the Bengals, and the Baltimore Ravens will be looking to do the same this Sunday as they’re fading in the midst of a three game losing-streak.

But defensive end Michael Johnson doesn’t want to hear about it, as he believes the Bengals will to be playing in “desperation mode” after losing their previous game:

"“We’re going to be playing desperate, too,” Johnson said. “Every game from here on out, in my eyes, is a desperation game. I’m going to play like that. Because we just lost. We just lost on a safety in overtime on the road to a team that we should have beat. We’ve got too much talent on this team to have those lulls like we had. We’re going to be back. We’re going to bounce back and we’re going to be alright.”"

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