3 big surprises from Cincinnati Bengals loss to Bears in Week 2

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It’s hard to win games when you turn the ball over four times.

A young team trying to make a surprise push this year did not make their job any easier by giving the ball to the other team on four separate occasions. Three interceptions and a fumble doomed the Bengals establishing any kind of rhythm on offense, who instead just played catchup for most of the game.

This was not the game I was expecting Burrow to struggle and throw his interceptions in. Coming back from a long injury with plenty of nerves and excitement, last week was when I thought we would see Burrow struggle more. Instead he played great football in last week’s win but threw some questionable balls this week.

Three interceptions in the fourth quarter prevented any kind of comeback attempt, and the fumble ending a promising-looking drive made it so the Bengals needed a miracle. They got one to stay close, but this team will need to clean things up before next week.

Anything more than two turnovers will likely be too much for the Bengals to overcome, and especially against top talent, that cannot happen moving forward.