Bengals defense shredded in first two games

September 19, 2012

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals' defense is off to one of its worst starts in years.
Cincinnati (1-1) is ranked No. 30 in the NFL after two games, and that very bad number doesn't even begin to measure how bad the defense has been. 
The Bengals are giving up more than 8 yards per first-down play, the worst in the league.
During a loss at Baltimore and a win over Cleveland, the Bengals allowed 37 plays to go at least 10 yards.
It's surprising because the Bengals returned the core of a defense that finished No. 7 last season. Coordinator Mike Zimmer has already made changes, without much of a result. 
Cleveland's Brandon Weeden threw for more yards than any Browns rookie in franchise history last Sunday during Cincinnati's 34-27 win.