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Twitter reactions to Round 1 of Bengals vs. Ravens

It got ugly quick, and Twitter wasn’t far behind.

Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images

Well, that certainly didn’t go well.

The Bengals got put in their place by the Ravens. If it wasn’t for a late field goal, Cincinnati would’ve been shut out. This comes after one of their best performances of the season and Zac Taylor era last week.

What makes it more frustrating is if the offense showed any signs of life, they might have actually had a shot at the upset this week. That was no where close to the case, though. Here is how twitter reacted to the Bengals getting dismantled this week.

Rough start

The Bengals didn’t do themselves any favors by falling down to the Ravens 17-0 by early into the second quarter. The offense was the major culprit here as they couldn’t move the ball, and a couple of turnovers really put Cincinnati’s defense into terrible spots. It wasn’t an ideal start for a young team looking to go into Baltimore to get an upset, and it really set the tone for the day.

Defense impresses

The one thing the Bengals can take away from this game is that this defense is capable of giving the offense a chance to beat the Ravens. Holding Lamar Jackson and that offense to only 20 points (seven came on a defensive play for the Ravens), is an absolute win for that unit. What is crazy is they could’ve done even better if they didn’t drop two gimme interceptions.

Reverting back

The Bengals offensive line had a good day last week against the Jaguars. It gave us all a glimpse of what this offense can accomplish when the offensive line isn’t an issue. Joe Burrow was dropping dimes all game and Joe Mixon had his best game of the season.

That is part of the reason that the protection was so unacceptable this week against the Ravens. It shows how this year is being wasted because this team has yet to find a way to make this offensive line not an issue in 2020. A unit that has been a major issue for years now. They wasted the prime years of Andy Dalton and A.J. Green, and now they are endangering Burrow’s health.

This post usually is broken up in to quite a few sections, but it is easy to see why a good portion of this week’s post is dedicated to the fans reactions to the offensive line not even showing up today.

The end brings mercy for Bengals today

There was never really any signs of life from this Bengals offense today. A lot of that stems from the fact this team had no idea how to protect against the blitz all day. That being said, the reactions to this loss were fairly predictable as no one was really holding out hope for a comeback. This loss is a nice reality check for fans, and maybe one this team needed as well after their first win of the season last week.

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