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Cincinnati Bengals Must Improve in Second Half


Nov 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is pressured by Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (97) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals must find a way to move the ball or this game might be over after only one half in Cincinnati. The defense has missed tackles, the corners have missed chances at turnovers, and the offense is failing to move the ball with untimely turnovers.

The special teams is the only bright side to this team with only one blemish on a botched kick. The defense has held the Browns only 17 points after the Bengals offense has allowed the Browns defense to push them around. The corners, especially Newman, has dropped a few opportunities that they have had to turn the game around.

The offense has had only one bright spot, Jeremy Hill, until he fumbled the ball after not taking care of it in the open field. Jermaine Gresham gave up on his route, which caused the first turnover during the Bengals first possession. Andy Dalton has missed many throws and has seen minimal protection behind his line. They were held to under 100 yards after the first half of play.

If the Bengals can’t find their second half stride, this game will already be over. Browns will receive the second half kickoff.