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Bengals News (10/23): Cincinnati has to get over this rough patch

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The Bengals have suffered two embarrassing games in a row, and they need to put that behind them before their bye week.

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Offense remembers September
C.J. Uzomah, otherwise known as the last man standing in the Bengals tight ends room, knows exactly what next Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium against Tampa Bay means.

Marvin Lewis Press Conference: 10/22
“I wish I could tell you after watching the tape that I felt better about the game yesterday. We didn’t execute very well and we paid a dear price — starting with (not) making first downs early in the game and being able to stay on the field (offensively), then defensively and our miscue on special teams. We led to our own demise early in the game, particularly in the first half. We couldn’t get anything going (on offense), except for the one drive. On defense, we didn’t execute by getting to the right spots, and obviously the tackling was a disappointment. We have to do a better job.”

This Day in Bengals History: Dillon Rocks into History Rushing Past Sir Walter with 278 Yards
The Broncos bounce off Bengals running back Corey Dillon today at Paul Brown Stadium as if he is made of stone. And in a way, he is. That's at least what he writes on the white T-Shirt he wears under his shoulder pads while running for an NFL-record 278 yards on an unfathomable 22 carries. It is an incredible 31-21 victory that comes out of nowhere for a stunned crowd of 61,603 that has just witnessed not only the Bengals’ first win of the season but their first win in the new stadium and the first win for even newer head coach Dick LeBeau. With one of the "Sharpie," Magic Markers he would later use to sign programs, footballs, and sideline passes, Dillon writes on the T-Shirt, "The Lord is My Rock," borrowing from his favorite Bible verse.

‘Sunday Night Football’ Ratings Fall To Season Low As Chiefs Win
Last week, the then unbeaten Chiefs came up short against their likely AFC title rivals the New England Patriots, with the Tom Brady-led crew scratching out a 43-40 win and rising ratings. Last night, the Chiefs took on and took down the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10.

Here’s a reason Vontaze Burfict, Bengals defense struggled vs. Chiefs
The Cincinnati Bengals came unglued in front of the globe on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs. A Vontaze Burfict-led defense was the biggest problem, coughing up a 9-of-12 mark on third downs, 551 total yards and 7.9 yards per play in the 45-10 rout.

Bengals struggled with the Chiefs' speed, then were embarrassed
Players missed tackles all night, allowed Chiefs players to get wide open for scores, and essentially looked like they were a step behind the other team all night. Even linebacker Vontaze Burfict, arguably one of the Bengals’ best defensive players, looked completely inept when matched up against the speed of the Chiefs’ offense. Burfict had only two tackles before leaving in the third quarter with a hip injury.

Sky isn't falling for Bengals despite blowout loss
The Cincinnati Bengals said everything right in the locker room following a 45-10 drubbing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. They talked about how there’s no time to panic. They said the team would stick together. They mentioned that it still counts as only one loss despite the lopsided score.

Bengals' challenge: Get over another prime-time beatdown
Marvin Lewis went to sit in his chair and realized someone had lowered it. The chair didn't cooperate as he struggled to get it to a comfortable level.

Flying Pigskin: Cincinnati Bengals get pummeled in primetime loss to Chiefs 45-10
Host Tanya O'Rourke is joined by Scott Kyser, WCPO sports director John Popovich, and WCPO sports photographer Philip Lee to discuss the Bengals' defense allowing 500+ yards, missed tackles, A.J. Green's most targets of the season, penalties and more.

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