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Another fine Bengals loss supplied by Marvin Lewis and Co.

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CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals dives for a pass defended by Kyle Fuller #23 of the Chicago Bears during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 10: A.J. Green #18 of the Cincinnati Bengals dives for a pass defended by Kyle Fuller #23 of the Chicago Bears during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium on December 10, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) /
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The Cincinnati Bengals came out flat and never recovered. Marvin Lewis has no words for the embarrassing Week 14 performance.

Well, here’s another fine mess fans have been given. As the weeks drudge onward, it seems there should be some sort of change. What kind? At this point, any change that can get this team over the hump would be appreciated. The Bengals effectively took a step backward as they bowed to the Chicago Bears, in blowout style, 33-7. It was a yawner from the beginning and got progressively worse as the game went on.

But, what could have caused this kind of disaster? How did the Bengals go into a game they were favored to win and get punched in the mouth? The only answer you need is Marvin Lewis. As of December 10, he’s probably on a slew of Christmas lists to get a flaming bag of poo on his doorstep. But, that wouldn’t solve the current problem. Mike Brown is going to honor Lewis’ contract until the bitter end. Unfortunately, Brown is just like the average diehard Bengals fan. He wants to see the train wreck and sort out the gory details.

C’mon, admit it. When the Bengals were down 12-7 at the half, there was a twinge of uncertainty. That familiar feeling was creeping along the back of your neck and it was hard to shake. Cincinnati looked unsteady and neither the defense of offense looked ready to play. In fact, the first drive set the tone for the entire game. When Ryan Hewitt committed the illegal block to negate the decent return by Alex Erickson, it never got better.

There was a momentary upswing with a 4th-and-1 being turned into a first down and the eventual Andy Dalton to Brandon LaFell TD. But, that was all the Fat Lady would stand for. End of Bengals scoring.

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