3 Bengals that Punched the Ravens In the Mouth

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Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (27) celebrates with fans after defeating the Baltimore Ravens 34-17 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

CB – Dre Kirkpatrick

It’s fitting in the last regular season game that Kirkpatrick finally gives Bengals fans some justification of being a first round pick. Kirkpatrick has been playing better since that facemask penalty in Pittsburgh.

He is still targeted by opposing teams and has to get better at defending the double move.  But, on Sunday I saw more confident player who not only was playing the pass better but was also making tackles and attacking the ball in coverage:

Kirkpatrick’s pick-six went a long way in validating his place on the team as the future at corner.

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