There are positives to take away from the loss

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  1. Nate says:

    As you noted, this game was more about who was missing than the actual result. The team was without its best receiver and arguably their two best defenders (Hall and Dunlap) in the second half. They’ll also get Pac Man back and the Steelers should have LaMarr Woodley for the next meeting. Should be another good game.

  2. Bill says:

    No doubt there will be some (sadly, even some Bengals “fans”) who will see the score and simply say “See, the Bengals can’t beat anybody good.” I feel bad for those people, because they clearly weren’t watching the game I saw.
    We knew the Bengals were not going to run the table in the second half, but this was a good gauge for where the Bengals are right now. They are good and played a good team well but came up short, much like the Giants did against SF. If they had gotten outplayed like Carolina or Tampa Bay or Detroit did, those people would have a case. But they don’t.