3 stats from Bengals week 14 loss to 49ers that are unacceptable

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George Kittle final stats

Cincinnati faced one of the toughest tight ends in the league this weekend, as George Kittle came to town and the Bengals had absolutely no answer for the Niners tight end.

Kittle grabbed 13 balls for 151 yards and a touchdown and absolutely torched Cincinnati’s defense all day long. Kittle was probably going to go for over 100 yards just because that’s what he does but had Logan Wilson been available for this game, it’s doubtful he passes the 150-yard mark.

The reason the 49ers were able to win this game is because on every key down, Jimmy Garoppolo was able to drop back and get the ball to his star tight end. And, as we saw, time and time again, Kittle was open and able to make a mesmerizing play to keep the Niners offense on the field.

Zac Taylor was asked about Kittle and his dominance during his post-game press conference and was puzzled as to how anyone stops that guy.

This isn’t what you want to hear from a head coach but Kittle is one of those guys that’s really difficult to stop and the Bengals experienced that firsthand on Sunday. To make matters worse, they face Travis Kelce in a few weeks when the Chiefs come to town. Hopefully, they learned a thing or two from this experience and can figure out a way to stop Kelce.