Early Offensive Mistakes Hurt Bengals


Nov 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) wears a nose strip with the name Leah written on it to honor Leah Still prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals need to fix major mistakes on offense early if they have any chance to beat the Cleveland Browns. They have an interception and 4 penalties already for 35 yards in less than a quarter. Andy Dalton has an interception to his credit on a mental mistake by Jermaine Gresham, who stopped on a play and the defender stepped up. The interception went for a touchdown after a very short 18 yard field.

Andy Dalton wasn’t to blame on the interception but was to blame on a terrible decision to throw the ball after already gaining four yards on a 3rd and 15 for an illegal forward pass. Luckily the Bengals were able to save three points on a Mike Nugent field goal and make it 7-3. They will need to find a way to change this or the defense will be in for a long night.

The last time the Bengals played on Thursday Night Football, they faced off against the Miami Dolphins. The Bengals battled back from a major deficit to take the game into overtime, where they ultimately lost. They look to also change their night game fortune at home after an embarrassing loss to the Patriots on Sunday Night Football in week five.