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Quick Take: Ochocinco shows off versatility

What we learned ...

Chad Ochocinco can kick: The Bengals' outspoken wide receiver showed Thursday night that he can do more than catch passes and perform elaborate touchdown celebrations. With Shayne Graham nursing a groin injury, Ochocinco took over Cincinnati's kicking duties and split the uprights on an extra-point attempt that proved to be the game-winner. He also booted a kickoff to the Patriots' 9-yard line to open the second half.

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Cedric Benson has a significant role: Entering his second season with the Bengals, the running back appears to be a focal point of the offense. He had 13 touches (10 rushes, three receptions) for 53 total yards.

Fred Taylor is motivated: After spending the first 11 seasons of his career with the Jaguars, Fred Taylor signed with the Patriots as a free agent during the offseason. His goal is to win that elusive Super Bowl ring, and he ran with desire and passion against the Bengals.

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