After trading running back Trent Richardson and starting third string quarterback Brian Hoyer, the Cleveland Browns are at .500 and on a two game win streak. Hoyer threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
The Bengals are embarrassed.
“We didn’t execute well,” offensive tackle Andrew Whitworthsaid after the game, via The Cincinnati Enquirer. “We had two plays where half the people know what is happening, half the people don’t. Then we had a fumble deal where we lost 15 yards on first-and-10, things that happen in high school football, can’t happen in pro football.”
“It’s an embarrassing day, but it happens in the league. Everybody has to take a step back at some point. We will, and we will be better.”
His quarterback is taking the blame for the loss.
“I didn’t play well enough,” Andy Dalton said. “I expect better out of the offense and to not score a touchdown, we’ve got too good of players, too good of a team to do that.”
Dalton completed 23 of 42 passes for 206 yards and an interception, he also fumbled twice losing one of them.
For the Bengals getting their season turned around and winning another game will be hard. Next week they have the undefeated New England Patriots coming to town.