Four straight turnovers by the Bengals offense

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals offense is now in self-destruct mode. The Bengals defense is trying to prevent it from happening.

The Cincinnati Bengals had this game in the bag.

At least at the six minute mark.

Since then, the offense has been awful.

After going three-and-out with 6:43 remaining in the first quarter, the Bengals go interception, fumble and fumble. Sam Shields picked off Dalton's first quarter pass, which led to a Mason Crosby 41-yard field goal. Jermaine Gresham fumbled on Cincinnati's ensuing possession trying to generate yards after the catch, but the Bengals defense held Green Bay to a punt after a shared sack between Wallace Gilberry and Michael Johnson.

On the ensuing possession, the Bengals have third and one from the Bengals 24-yard line. Domata Peko comes in but linebacker Clay Matthews crashes from the left, hitting BenJarvus Green-Ellis from behind and forcing the fumble. Safety M.D. Jenning scooped up the football and scored to reduce Cincinnati's lead to four points.

Let's reset this. Right?

On third and eight with 9:53 remaining in the second quarter, Andy Dalton avoids a Tramon Williams sack but Clay Mathews hits Dalton from behind, forcing the fumble. Green Bay recovers the football at Cincinnati's 24-yard line. Fortunately the Bengals defense held the Green Bay at the one-yard line, forcing Crosby to chip-shot the field goal. Bengals still lead, 14-13.

The Bengals opened the game with two touchdowns on their opening two possessions, but the offense has self-destructed ever since. Thankfully it's the defense that's holding the fort... for now.

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