Cincinnati Bengals: It’s Time to Hit the Panic Button

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Sep 25, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) knocks the ball loose as he tackled Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2016; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib (21) knocks the ball loose as he tackled Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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After five straight playoff seasons in the Dalton-Green era, it seems that the honeymoon period is over.

The Bengals have a losing record for the first time since Week 1 of 2013 and have utterly been awful in every possible way. Far too many fans and “football experts” are saying that the Bengals should not panic with their 1-2 record. It has been said by many that it’s too early in the season, but after five straight playoff seasons in the Dalton-Green era, it seems that the honeymoon period is over.

The Bengals have a losing record for the first time since week 1 of 2013, and have utterly been awful in every possible way. Far too many fans and “football experts” are saying that the Bengals should not panic with their 1-2 record.

Many would argue that it is too early in the year to say a team’s season is doomed. It’s not the fact that two games were lost but rather the pure self-destruction that led to them. Cincinnati woes are directly linked to many factors that have cost them dearly. Among the worst of these factors are penalties, the offensive line, and failure to take advantage of opportunities.

The loss to Denver was riddled with the echoes of the 2010 season that was filled with winnable games that Cincinnati found a way to lose. Not to take anything away from the efforts of the Broncos but the Bengals practically handed them this game on a silver platter.

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