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Cincinnati Bengals: 3 reasons loss to Rams should be extra disappointing for fans

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Cooper Kupp #18 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball during the NFL London Games series match between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Cooper Kupp #18 of the Los Angeles Rams runs with the ball during the NFL London Games series match between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams at Wembley Stadium on October 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images) /
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CINCINNATI, OHIO – OCTOBER 06: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals is stopped at the line of scrimmage for a loss during the NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OHIO – OCTOBER 06: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals is stopped at the line of scrimmage for a loss during the NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals at Paul Brown Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images) /

Much has been written of late that the Cincinnati Bengals are a team that has been lapped by a more modern and aggressive approach to winning in the National Football League. It’s a fair criticism. As the trade deadline approaches, the overwhelming news coming from the organization is no one, at least not the players of significant value, are available to move.

For fans, this is unfortunate, as the appearance is now of a brain-trust that looks completely out to lunch. From the perspective of those who observe, that too is a fair criticism.

Week 8 was a clear and present demonstration of one team dedicated to winning. A team not afraid to shake things up in an attempt to get back to the Super Bowl. The other team on Sunday was one who seems not just slow to what is happening around them, but blind to a fanbase thirsty for any sign that they want to win.

Sunday in London was what fans in Cincinnati should now be leery of. The Bengals are a team that has gotten apathetic, lazy, and unmotivated to do anything other than taking the path of least resistance. They are in no position to win now, after the bye week, or in 2020. If you’re a fan, that’s truly unfortunate and frustrating.

Next. Better talent won on Sunday, which is why the Bengals did not. dark

The Rams will continue to do everything possible to win not just a division, but a Super Bowl in 2019. Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals will continue down a path where few wins will be found now, and in the near future.

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