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Bengals Notes (9/20): Lesson filled Monday

The Bengals were served some humble pie on Sunday on Soldier Field against the Bears.

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Burrow And His Offense File Away Lessons From Soldier Field
"I've never seen Joe do that myself. I'm pretty sure he's going to go back to practice, look at the film and see what he messed up on and make sure he made the right calls with the O-Line, just trying to improve himself," said Chase, who caught one of the touchdowns. "Carry the team on his back, as he should. I don't know what to expect. I just expect him to go back to practice and get the job done and look forward to the next game."

Bengals had a great defensive performance, but still lost 20-17 to the Bears.
The Bears got them with four turnovers in what Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow thinks may be the first time he's thrown three interceptions in a game anywhere. Even then during the postgame he thought it was two because he didn't see the tipped pass caught.

Cincinnati Bengals lose 20-17 against the Chicago Bears
Burrow suffered the first multi-interception game of his career and his first career pick-six as the Bengals got hammered by nearly 20 yards in field position. By the time Bears linebacker Roquan Smith ran over Burrow at the end of his 53-yard interception return with 10:55 left, the Bengals had just 162 yards and running back Joe Mixon, off his 127-yard opener, had just 62 yards on 16 carries.

Bears vs. Bengals score, takeaways: Chicago wins as Justin Fields subs in for Dalton, Joe Burrow throws 3 INTs
The Chicago Bears and Cincinnati Bengals played a relatively clean first half of football, resulting in a close game. The narrative changed in the second half as they combined for five turnovers, including four on consecutive series from the Bengals. Andy Dalton was efficient in the first half until an ankle injury forced him to retire from the game, opening the door for Justin Fields, the No. 11 overall selection in the 2021 draft.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow throws three straight interceptions
Burrow tossed a trio of interceptions on three straight plays as Cincinnati's offense struggled against Matt Nagy's squad. And the three turnovers ended an impressive stretch of caution from the former No. 1 pick. Burrow had gone 200 pass attempts without an interception, with his last one coming in a loss to the Browns in October 2020.

NFL: Is it Justin Fields' job now for the Bears?
The knee injury to Dalton has opened the door to Fields perhaps starting for the Bears — from here on out. It looked like Dalton suffered the injury on a run near the end of the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals, limping off the field afterward.

Cincinnati Bengals: 3 quick takeaways from loss to Bears in Week 2
The Cincinnati Bengals lost what felt like a lifeless game to the Chicago Bears and now sit at 1-1 on the year. It was a rough loss after a promising start to the season but fans weren’t surprised by the outcome at all considering how up and down this franchise has been in recent years.

Game wrap up: Bengals dealt first loss on the road at Chicago
The Cincinnati Bengals were dealt a 20-17 loss at Soldier Field, Kelsey Conway and Charlie Goldsmith give their game wrap up.

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2021 NFL season, Week 2: What we learned from Sunday's games
A tale of two Lamars. Lamar Jackson's start on Sunday was a dubious one, as two interceptions in the first quarter matched the two fumbles he lost the previous week in a loss to the Raiders. But Jackson, on this night, was not to be denied and the finish was a glorious one. Despite his best efforts gone awry early, Jackson rallied his squad for about as important a Week 2 win as you can have. For the first time, Jackson led the Ravens past Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, accounting for three total touchdowns (all in the second half). For the fourth time, Jackson had more than 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing in a game. Had things gone the other way, it would've been an 0-2 start for the Ravens and another loss to the reigning AFC champs. Jackson and Co. rebounded from a shaky start, went for the win and got it, as evidenced by Jackson's game-clinching fourth-down conversion on a 2-yard sneak to seal the victory a long time coming.

Impressive Cowboys defense a difference-maker in win over Chargers
Historically bad last season, and coming off a season opener in which it surrendered 31 points, the unit lost starting ends Demarcus Lawrence and Randy Gregory this week because of injury and COVID-19 protocols, then sought to compensate by moving rookie first-round pick Micah Parsons from linebacker to end, a position he had not played since high school.

Jets QB Zach Wilson's response to disastrous day vs. Patriots will be telling
Figuratively, and in this case literally, Jets fans got a jump on throwing in the towel on the season Sunday, even booing their rookie quarterback just 51 minutes into his home debut. Of course, those fans weren't just booing Zach Wilson. They were booing Sam Darnold. And Mark Sanchez. And a decade of missing the playoffs.

2021 NFL season: Notable injuries, news from Sunday's Week 2 games
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham left the team's loss to San Francisco with an ankle injury. The initial diagnosis from the team is a torn Achilles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Graham will undergo an MRI on Monday morning to confirm. Coach Nick Sirianni said the team was "fearful" Graham suffered a serious injury. Guard Brandon Brooks exited with a chest injury. Rapoport reported it is believed to be a pec injury and Brooks will undergo an MRI.