CINCINNATI (AP) - Everything is going the Bengals' way approaching the midpoint of the season.
A pair of last-second victories has left them 5-2 with a two-game lead in the AFC North, where no other team has so much as a winning record. Their victories at Buffalo and at Detroit the last two weeks show they've learned how to win the tough ones on the road.
The only major concern this week is replacing top cornerback Leon Hall, who hurt his right Achilles tendon during the 27-24 win in Detroit on Sunday. Second-year cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick will have to assume a bigger role in the defense.
The Bengals host the New York Jets (4-3) on Sunday, their only home game in a five-game stretch.
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