Instead of breakthrough, Bengals get beat-down

4:17 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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CINCINNATI -- Instead of a breakthrough, the Cincinnati Bengals ended up with another AFC North beat-down. And now, they're in deep trouble.

A 24-17 loss to the injury-depleted Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night dropped the Bengals (3-4) to third place in the division.

They were looking for a win that would show they were ready to compete for the division title, but instead fell to 0-6 against Pittsburgh and Baltimore the last two seasons.

There's a lot to fix during their bye week. The offense will be one of the main focuses. Andy Dalton managed only one completion to Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green.

He also threw another interception that changed the game. Things don't get easier. They return from the bye with home games against Denver and the New York Giants.

The Associated Press

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