Jeremy Hill says Bengals lacked focus against Texans
The Cincinnati Bengals did not look ready to play in Monday night's stunning loss to Houston. Is it possible they overlooked the Texans?
Running back Jeremy Hill wouldn't quite utter those words, but he came close Wednesday, per FOX 19's Jeremy Rauch.
Jeremy Hill: "We weren't focused last week. I don't want to say we overlooked them. It wasn't where we were supposed to be." #Bengals— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) November 18, 2015
Hill mustered just 15 yards on seven carries as part of the previously unbeaten Bengals' subpar performance. Andy Dalton was erratic all night, completing 22 of 38 passes for just 197 yards and one interception, by far his worst performance of the season. It didn't help that tight end Tyler Eifert had three drops and A.J. Green fumbled the ball away on Cincinnati's last gasp to pull out the victory.
The focus now turns to Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals. Palmer spent seven seasons with the Bengals before forcing his way out of Cincinnati in 2011. It won't be just another game for the Bengals, especially those who played alongside Palmer.
Andrew Whitworth: "This is one of the most important weeks of the season. This is tough as it gets. Huge game on road." #Bengals— Jeremy Rauch (@FOX19Jeremy) November 18, 2015
Cincinnati hasn't lost back-to-back games since midway through the 2013 season, but once again will have to face its night-time woes head on with a third straight prime-time game Sunday night in Arizona.
h/t: Cincy Jungle