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The Bengals struggle in 2012 after halftime

After 13 games of the 2012 season, the Bengals are outscoring their opponents 193-117 at halftime.
This includes a decisive 97-35 first quarter advantage over their foes.

Unfortunately, the Bengals are often unable to keep this momentum.
After halftime, the Bengals are getting outscored 138-163.
This includes a miserable 46-77 third quarter disadvantage against their foes.


In 8 (out of 13) games, the Bengals have outscored their opponents before halftime.
But only 4 times (in 13 games) have the Bengals managed to outscore their opponents after halftime......
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They have trailed at half in 4 games this year
+ They are 1-3 in those games
+ In the 3 games they lost, they trailed at half by an average of 5 points, but lost by an average of 14
+ In the 1 game they won, they defeated an inept Chargers team that failed to score an offensive TD


They have been tied at half in 1 game this year
+ They are 0-1 in those games


They have led at half in 8 games this year
+ They are 6-2 in those games
+ In the 2 games they lost, their halftime lead averaged 5 points
+ In the 6 games they won, their halftime lead averaged 14 points
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So the main takeaways seem to be:
+ If the Bengals are losing at halftime, forget about it
+ If the Bengals are winning at halftime, they’d better have a big lead because they’re likely to give a chunk of it away

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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