Bengals admit they lost behind lack of effort & focus across the board

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Sep 29, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant (92) tries to break through the block of Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling (65) to get to Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

It was a game in which in which there were more problems with the Cincinnati Bengals then there were successes. That’s normally not a formula to win a football game. In fact, when you have a bet with your Dad mid-game on whether or not the Bengals will score a touchdown against their division rivals, something’s very wrong.

The Cleveland defense stepped up in a big way against their in-state opponent, but it was the fact that Cincinnati’s offense couldn’t generate anything. Green was ineffective. The running game was non-existent. The Bengals committed two turnovers. And the score, overall, doesn’t reflect just how badly Cincinnati played in this game.

“We have to better on offense, offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said after the game. “We have too many athletes, too many good weapons, too good up front, too good at all the positions, to just not be any good offensively. This is just embarrassing.

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