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Bengals Bytes (10/14): Cincinnati continues their wait for first win

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The Bengals tank of a 2019 season is well on its way.

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Taylor: "Our Team Has More Fight Than Anybody Around"
“There’s a lot of things that are tough right now, and we’ll have to watch and figure out what that reason was. This was a unique offense we faced. They present a lot of challenges. Again, it’s a silly thing to say. After the first three drives, they gave up some plays, but, again, they buckled down and kept the points off the board, and that’s what we needed from them. We lost at one point three starters in the secondary. We had three D-linemen inactive, and we’ve got a bunch of guys out there fighting like crazy against an offense that’s really well put together and, at the end of the day, they gave us a chance to win.”

Quick Hits: Taylor: Defense Gave Us Response; Tate Goes Big; Wilson's Untouched Return
“I don’t care what the stats say,” said Taylor of a sheet that told how his defense gave up at least 266 yards rushing for the second straight week. “Those guys gave us a chance in the second half. They scored on the first three drives and we thought it was going to be rough. But they buckled down and gave up two field goals the remainder of the game. That’s what we needed from them. That’s the response we needed from them.

Ravens Ground Bengals, 23-17
Quarterback Andy Dalton cut the deficit to seven after his second rushing touchdown of the year (a two-yard run) with 1:28 remaining in the game. However, the onside kick went short and the Bengals continue their quest for win No. 1 on the year.

Wilson Lifts Bengals In Battle With Ravens
Safety Brandon Wilson ran the Bengals into one of their quickest leads ever Sunday when he took the opening kickoff for a touchdown, but the Ravens running game led by quarterback Lamar Jackson scored the next 17 points to take a 17-10 halftime lead.

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Bengals' offense remains nonexistent as winless season continues
After another rough offensive outing in Cincinnati’s 23-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, Taylor has to figure out why his offense has struggled to score during the winless start to the season. For the third straight week, Cincinnati failed to score an offensive touchdown in the first three quarters. Brandon Wilson’s 92-yard kickoff return at the start of the game was the only time a Bengals player reached the end zone until a late touchdown that mattered only to bettors.

Lamar Jackson makes NFL history while leading Ravens to victory over the Bengals
The 32nd overall pick in the 2018 draft, Jackson threw for 236 yards while also rushing for 152 yards and a score, as the Ravens improved to 4-2 and 2-1 on the season against AFC North division foes. Baltimore, which has won two straight games after a 2-2- start, remains in first place in a division that it won last season for the first time since 2012.

Ravens-Bengals: What We Learned
Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson led the charge and became the first player in the Super Bowl era to amass more than 200 yards passing and at least 150 yards rushing in a regular season game. Jackson completed 21 of 33 pass attempts for 236 yards. He also had 19 carries for 152 yards rushing with a touchdown.

Bengals must wait longer for 'rewarding' first win
On Sunday, the Bengals raced to a 7-0 lead on a 92-yard kickoff return by Brandon Wilson before permitting the Baltimore Ravens to score on their first three possessions. Though Cincinnati stiffened after that, the damage had been done in a 23-17 defeat.

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Dolphins bench Josh Rosen for Fitzpatrick vs. Redskins
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