Cincinnati Bengals: What we learned in Week 2 loss to Bears
Turnovers are costly
Okay maybe that’s an obvious statement, but am I wrong here?
The Bengals lost by three points and had Joe Burrow not thrown three straight picks on three straight passes, this game could have gone much differently. It wasn’t all on Burrow but anytime you throw three picks, that’s always going to be something people hone in on.
Not only did Burrow throw three interceptions, but Tee Higgins also coughed up the football at a crucial time, giving Chicago another possession. Higgins had a good game otherwise but that turnover was yet another blemish on the stat sheet for the good guys.
On the other side of the coin, Chicago turned the ball over just once but it should have been at least twice. The Bears fumbled the football at one point and Logan Wilson missed the chance to scoop it up and run down the field for what would have been an easy touchdown. Wilson landing on that ball was the difference between a win and a loss.