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Bengals can't come from behind...until they do

UPDATED: I'd love to say I pulled a phenomenal reverse jinx with the timing of this post, but instead I'll just say I hope what we saw was really about them learning how to pull out a win, rather than the Chargers continuing to show they know how to lose. Now bring on the Cowboys, Who-Dey!

Last night I found myself wondering when was the last time that the Bengals came from behind to win a game when I realized it hadn't happened once this season. Then digging through the numbers today I realized that, in fact, the Bengals had not won a single game this year in which they trailed at the end of ANY quarter.

Here is the quarter by quarter breakdown of scoring for Bengals & opponents through 11 games.

Total 1 2 3 4 T
CIN 79 88 37 78 282
Opp 32 62 77 76 247
diff 47 26 (40) 2 35

What jumps out, obviously, is how much worse they've played in the 3rd quarter. The stunning comparison is when you look at Wins vs Losses.

In Wins 1 2 3 4 T
CIN 59 61 21 51 192
opp 16 23 34 24 97
diff 43 38 (13) 27 95


In Lossess 1 2 3 4 T
CIN 20 27 16 27 90
opp 16 39 43 52 150
diff 4 (12) (27) (25) (60)


Although they actually hold a slight lead after 1st even in games they went on to lose, it's clear that this is a team who just is not showing the ability to come from behind at any point in the game. Whether that is play-calling or performance, we all should hope they are able to overcome their historic West Coast challenges earlier rather than later.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Cincy Jungle's writers or editors.

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