Revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals' 34-12 win at the Seattle Seahawks:
The Bengals' resurgence has been keyed by a stingy defense and a couple of rookies on offense. Now, the special teams are doing their part.
With Cincinnati ahead 20-12 in the fourth quarter, Brandon Tate broke open the game with a 56-yard punt return for a touchdown. It marked the Bengals' first punt return for a score since 2003 when Peter Warrick did it.
"It's been a little overdue," special teams coach Darrin Simmons told The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The punt return team made an impact early in the game, too. In his first game of the season, Adam Jones ran back a punt 63 yards to set up Cincinnati's first touchdown. But Jones injured his hamstring on his first cut and didn't return to the game.
Jones expects to play in his return to Tennessee on Sunday.
According to The Enquirer, the Bengals had five punt returns of 15 yards or more last season. They have seven in seven games this year.
STAT THAT STICKS: 65 -- Victories by Marvin Lewis, which gives him the most wins of any head coach in franchise history. Lewis' record is 65-71-1. He surpassed Sam Wyche, who had a 64-68 record.
OVERHEARD: "The difference now is, when it comes to the end, we take care of things. It's not like we need the other team to mess up." Bengals center Kyle Cook told The Cincinnati Enquirer on the difference in this year's team.
INJURY UPDATE: Tight end Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) didn't play despite being listed as probable. He tweaked it last week in practice. "It's hard to get a guy out there who's not comfortable," head coach Marvin Lewis said.
WHAT'S NEXT: The Bengals (5-2) look for their fourth win on the road this season when they make their first visit to Tennessee (4-3) since 2005.