Cincinnati Bengals: Being Embarrassed at Halftime 0-21

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Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is grabbed by Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is grabbed by Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence (90) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Cincinnati Bengals are trailing the Dallas Cowboys 0-21 at halftime after an embarrassing showing early on.

The Cincinnati Bengals have only had one stop on defense on the Cowboys four complete drives in the first half. The offense has been absolutely terrible at blocking for Andy Dalton. Nothing on special teams as the teams go into the second half.

First, Cedric Ogbuehi has been absolutely embarrassing at blocking off the edge. He has been beat numerous times off the edge and although Dalton has only been sacked once, pass protection has been embarrassing. A.J. Green has been invisible, except for one catch for nine yards. C.J. Uzomah leads the Bengals with three receptions for 29 yards.

The defense has yet to get to Dak Prescott and although they have gotten limited pressure, they have allowed Prescott to escape. The run defense has been terrible once again. The Cowboys have run 14 times for 113 yards in just one half. The pass defense has allowed only one passing touchdown but has allowed for 147 yards through the air.

Neither team has forced a turnover but the Bengals defense and special teams have yet to capitalize on two fumbles by the Cowboys, especially one on a muffed punt return attempt.

Mistakes by the offensive line, Ogbuehi quitting once he got beat off the edge is unacceptable. Giovani Bernard has been a little boost to this offense with 47 all purpose in the first half.

Next: Bengals Must Stop Ezekiel Elliott

This Bengals team is an no where near a playoff team so far in 2016. If they want to play themselves back into this game, they must make a number of stops on defense and get into the end zone on offense.

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