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First Interception by Dre Kirkpatrick springs Bengals to Victory

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Nov 17, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson (93) and defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) cause Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) to fumble during the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

That play was also exactly what the Bengals have been lacking in 2013. After finishing 2012 ranked fifth in points off turnovers (111 points scored off TOs), they rank just 15th (62 points) in that stat in 2013. The Bengals need to get better at capitalizing off of opponents’ mistakes.

This offense has shown it;’s not efficient enough to score on long-drives, so they need to capitalize off opponents’ mistakes better when it’s easier to catch the defense off-guard.

One second the defense is sitting on the bench, and then the next thing they know, they’re back on the field after their offense just gave away the football. That is the moment when the Bengals need to be better about capitalizing.

They did that on Sunday, and it was the difference in the game.

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