Bengals defeated by Bills in 21-17 heart-breaker
The Buffalo Bills hosted the Bengals this week in a contest where Cincinnati finished as touchdown underdogs. This game looked like it was getting out of control early, but things turned around for the Bengals in the second half.
The Bengals were held scoreless in the first half of the game, and the Bills were responsible for the first 3 scores of the contest. Despite the poor start by Zac Taylor's team, they ultimately stuck around until the end of the game.
Cincinnati did a good job of containing Buffalo's offense, but Andy Dalton and company had a terrible time trying to put points on the board. Dalton wasn't very efficient through the air (as evidenced by his 63.3 passer rating on the afternoon), and he threw 2 interceptions in the game.
On the ground, things worked a little bit better than they have for the Bengals in the first two weeks, but 3.5 yards per carry isn't exactly anything to ride home about.
Thanks to a few poor missed opportunities by Josh Allen and the Bills, the Bengals snuck back into the game late and actually took the lead with a Randy Bullock field goal with under five minutes left in the 4th quarter.
However, it wasn't meant to be. Cincinnati allowed a touchdown drive with under two minutes remaining, and went on to lose their third consecutive game of the season.
The Bengals drop to 0-3 on the year. They will play the Steelers on Monday night next week as they search for their first victory of the season.