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Old propensities come back to haunt the Bengals in loss to the Colts

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - OCTOBER 18: T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against William Jackson III #22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -OCTOBER 18: T.Y. Hilton # 13 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball versus William Jackson III # 22 of the Cincinnati Bengals during the very first half at

Lucas Oil Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Picture by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) It’s

time to question if Zac Taylor is beginning to lose the locker space by Hunter Bittinger Cincinnati Bengals News The Cincinnati Bengals wasted a substantial first-quarter lead in their week six loss to Philip Rivers and the Indianapolis

Colts.Final Cincinnati Bengals 27 Indianapolis Colts 31 The Cincinnati Bengals fall to 1-4-1 after a frustrating week six loss to the Indianapolis Colts. In spite of

sprinting out to a 21-0 lead

in the first quarter, Zac Taylor’s team broke down the stretch and could not hang on for the win.The last nail in the coffin was an interception from rookie quarterback Joe Burrow as the team was driving. In an attempt to find Tyler Boyd down the joint, safety Julian Blackmon actioned in front of the pass to seal the Bengals’fate.Old tendencies return to haunt the Bengals A lot of the usual stories rang true for Cincinnati this week. When reviewing their 4th loss of the season, it will appear that a few of the same errors that have actually cost them video games in the past expense them this contest as well.Chief among those weak points is the defense’s inability to stop opposing offenses to end the half. Defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo has actually ended up being notorious for changing to a soft zone and betting with harmful blitzes, enabling points in the final two minutes consistently.Unsurprisingly, it happened again today, as Philip Rivers was able to find the endzone in the closing moments of the 2nd quarter.The kicking game hasn’t helped the situation either. After shanking a field goal in week one to seal Cincinnati’s defeat against the Chargers, Randy Bullock once again missed out on another kick down the stretch. Instead of attempting to get the offense in basket variety, Burrow was needed to require something down the field, which led to his turnover.Another week, another game filled with the repeating errors that have afflicted the Bengals. Possibly eventually the training staff can right these wrongs and discover another victory this season. They get their next chance in one week’s time as they take a trip back home to take on the

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