Houston Texans lead Cincinnati Bengals 13-9

Posted September 18, 2017

The Bengals took over as the worst team from OH after their Week 1 scoreless performance against the Ravens.

This type of futility hasn't been seen in 78 years.

The Houston Texans will travel north to Paul Brown Stadium this week to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in a primetime game on Thursday night.

Dalton lets Bengals down again, now what? .

That play set up the Texans' first score of the game to grab an early 3-0 lead.

"We can live with Andy missing a throw here or there", Green added.

"I was just trying to make a play", Watson said.

And hard to explain, although Dalton tried.

"He's a playmaker with good instincts, and he's young", Ryan said. "We're going to have to look at it and see what we can do differently".

Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross will likely make his season debut against the?

The Bengals' offense was stagnant once again Thursday night, falling to the Texans 13-9.

"I should be higher and tighter with the ball".

They are certainly much better than how they played last week. He was taken to the locker room shortly before the half, but returned for the second half.

"I think the guys that stepped in did a great job", Jackson said. "So that's a learning experience. You telling me God don't have a plan, man?" "I got my feet wet a little bit". While Savage was 7-of-13 on Sunday, four of the passes hit the intended target's hands, which can't happen if the quarterback is under constant pressure. I always told people that I wanted to be an National Football League player. "He did a lot of different things, he blitzed off the edge, got a sack, caused a fumble, had several tackles". Thursday will be a physical game, but for the loser, an 0-2 hole to start the season may prove insurmountable. Nine of the first 12 drives ended in punts.

It stayed that way until late in the second quarter when Texan QB Deshaun Watson goes on the keeper for 49 yards and the touchdown as Houston grabbed a 10-3 lead with 50 seconds left in the first half. The Bengals defense had absolutely no shot at stopping him once he got into the open field. "That was a game-sealing touchdown right there". The Cincinnati offense reached the red zone three times, and couldn't punch it in, instead settling for three field goals. "That's pretty basic stuff". "I have to put this one behind us", acknowledged Dalton.

That being said, his touchdown displayed the trademark toughness, perseverance and playmaking ability that Clemson fans know and love. This game will be a showdown of two teams who desperately need a bounce back win after subpar performances in Week 1. Both losses have come at home, showing they could be in trouble on the road. The Texans allowed 280 yards (125 passing, 155 rushing) while the Bengals allowed just 278 (121 passing, 157 rushing).

Losing 10-9 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bengals fell to 16-82-1 when trailing after three quarters under Lewis.