Cincinnati Bengals: Where beating yourself happens

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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) tries to elude Cleveland Browns defense during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports


The Bengals entered Sunday’s game with a chance to take 1-game lead in the AFC North after 1/4 of the season had concluded, but alas, another missed opportunity left the mwith a loss and more questions than answered entering a crucial Week 5 game against the New England Patriots.

Dalton struggled throughout the game, and could never get on the same page as A.J. Green. At one point, he missed a deep-strike to Green after he’d beaten his defender for what would have been a go-ahead score, but overshot him in a game they ultimately lost by 17-6 score.

“We have to better on offense, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said after the game. “We have too many athletes, too many good weapons, too good up front, too good at all the positions, to just not be any good offensively. This is just embarrassing.

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