The Cincinnati Bengals had a rough start to the season versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.
By halftime, Joe Burrow’s offense had four giveaways and trailed 17-6 at home.
In fact, those four giveaways are the most the Bengals have given up in the first half since 2013.
That season, they actually had three games like that, the last of which was in Week 17 versus Baltimore.
The Bengals faced a ton of two-high defenses from the Steelers in the first half of the game, a challenge they’ll surely face throughout the season.
Trying to march downfield proved to be a big challenge for Cincinnati. In the trenches, the Steelers consistently got pressure in with four rushers, totaling four sacks in the first half.
Joe himself had several bad reps, throwing three interceptions and showing poor timing and accuracy.
A great example of this came in the final interception of the half in which the Bengals’ O-line gave Burrow a clean pocket and his receiver gained separation. The throw was simply off.
Make that FOUR turnovers for Joe Burrow against the Steelers.
The first half isn’t over yet.
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Fortunately for the Bengals, the defense has stepped up. As of this writing, the turnovers have resulted in a 17-6 score at halftime.
The Bengals remain in it even after one of the worst first-half performances in nearly a decade.