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Twitter reactions to Bengals’ loss to Steelers

The Bengals were barely even a bump in the road for the undefeated Steelers this week.

Cincinnati Bengals v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images

The Bengals have a rough outing with their afternoon game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. The weather conditions weren’t great, but both teams had to play in them.

Cincinnati’s defense was banged up, but their offense failed to consistently move the ball all day long. If this was a measuring stick game it means the Bengals are that far off from the top of the AFC North. Here are some of the best reactions to the loss.

Stumbling at the start

The Bengals knew to pull off this upset they’d have to play some of their best football of the season. Instead the start of the game was filled with silly penalties and turnovers. It was even more frustrating that a strong start by the defense was wasted by these mistakes giving the Steelers easy points due to field position.

Rookie redemption

Tee Higgins had a huge miscue when he fumbled the ball after making a reception. It was the kind of mistake that seemed pretty on brand for the team’s first quarter performance. However, the rookie wide receiver wasn’t willing to let the next drive playout the same way by making a huge play that help setup a touchdown for himself.

Rough end

The Bengals just never found their footing in this one. Whether it was the injuries, penalties, weather conditions or just the moment being a little too much for this young team, it just never really clicked. The final score was 36 to 10, but the Steelers may have well have been up by 50. It just never felt close. What made it even worse was the amount of hits Burrow took at the end of the game after everything was out of reach. Not exactly the showing you want after a bye week.

On to Washington.