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Bengal Bytes (11/17): Sharing blame

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The Bengals' struggles on Monday night spread beyond Andy Dalton's bad game. J.J. Watt threw some shade to andy Dalton after the Texans' win. The Saints fired their defensive coordinator after another poor performance, and the Broncos will be without Peyton Manning for at least one game.

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As Bengals' offense stalled, boo birds came out
It was with about 11 minutes left in Monday night's game when the Paul Brown Stadium faithful began getting a little restless. Boos from Cincinnati Bengals fans started ringing out as quarterback Andy Dalton struggled to move the offense. A three-and-out, the product of a pair of incomplete passes, brought the chorus of disapproval. It was after Dalton's errant third-down pass to running back Giovani Bernard that fans became most restless.

Doc: Silver lining to Bengals' loss to Texans
There is a silver lining after Monday's 10-6 loss to the Texans, Disgusted Bengals Fan. It's as obvious as a blown ACL or a concussion protocol.

Texans knock Bengals from unbeaten ranks with 10-6 win in Cincinnati
Quintin Demps punched the ball free from the grasp of A.J. Green and Kevin Johnson recovered to hand the Cincinnati Bengals their first loss of the season in a 10-6 win over the Houston Texans on Monday night. The victory moves Houston into a tie for first place in the AFC South.

Drops, lackluster performance from Andy Dalton end Bengals' perfection
When we look back on the Bengals' 10-6 loss to the Houston Texans, though, it will be easy to pin the Bengals' first defeat this season on quarterback Andy Dalton and credit him with another prime-time flop. Sure, he did have arguably his worst prime-time outing in about a year, but he certainly wasn't alone in the poor play offensively.

Texans vs. Bengals highlights - NFL Videos
Check out the highlights from the game that ended the Cincinnati Bengals undefeated season, at the hands of the Houston Texans.

Behind Enemy Lines

J.J. Watt to critics: "How you all doin’?"
The Texans stunned the previously 8-0 Bengals on Monday, in a game that few believed the Texans could win. But win they did, and after the game Houston defensive end J.J. Watt gave his slowly-percolating throng of critics more ammunition for making him into a heel in all cities except Houston.

Houston Texans backup quarterback T.J. Yates beats undefeated Bengals
T.J. Yates left the field pointing at the smattering of Houston Texans fans and pumping his fists. He was one of the last players to leave the Paul Brown Stadium field, the site of his now two improbable wins over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Texans beat the previously undefeated Bengals 10-6 on Monday Night Football.

J.J. Watt After Win: We Made the Red Rifle 'Look Like a Red Ryder BB Gun'
Shots have been fired at the Red Rifle. After his Houston Texans knocked off the previously undefeated Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, defensive end J.J. Watt said that his team's goal was to make Andy Dalton—whose nickname comes from his red hair and big arm—"look like a Red Ryder BB gun."

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Denver Broncos to start Brock Osweiler over ailing Peyton Manning
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