Any good feelings about the direction of the franchise ground to a halt against the Ravens.
They followed it up with a win at Houston on the back of Brandon Allen’s 371-yard performance.
But the Bengals were flat out embarrassed this week by the Ravens.
It was unlikely to see lightning strike twice, but nearly impossible to see it strike a third time. That said, the way they lost was far worse than the actual loss itself.
The Ravens ran for over 400 yards, the most that the Bengals had ever given up and the most any team has given up since 2000. Allen went from being one of the best quarterbacks in the league last week to getting a quarterback rating of zero this week.
The Bengals were dominated in every sense of the word.
According to reports, there are already four assistant coaches parting ways with the organization (not counting Jemal Singleton, who is seemingly leaving on his own terms). Jim Turner, Nick Eason, and Gerald Chatman were named in one report, and Bob Bicknell was named in a second.
But after this train wreck of a game, rumor say that Taylor himself might be on the way out.
Taylor will be 6-25-1 going in to his third year. Is that record in anyway defensible? Was the progress that Taylor appeared to make negated by an abysmal performance in the final game?
Should the Bengals bring back Zac Taylor
This poll is closed
Yes, he earned another year
Yes, let’s see how he does with Burrow and a new staff
No, his 6-25-1 record speaks for itself
No, because of the Ravens game