Bengals look to get back to .500

03 November 2017 18:51:37 GMTPlus11

The Cincinnati Bengals are in Jacksonville over the weekend as they take on the Jaguars at EverBank Field.

A game under .500 and third in the AFC North Division, the Bengals got the better of the Indianapolis Colts last week.

Andy Dalton completed 17-of-29 for 243 yards and a couple of touchdowns, but ultimately it was an interception return for a score that sealed the victory for the hosts at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

Defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap knocked the ball into the air and grabbed it to rumble 16 yards for the score in an uninspiring contest.

Once again the Bengals could not get their running game going, with rookie Joe Mixon amassing just 18 yards on 11 carries. That led Cincinnati on the day, with the team rushing for a combined 58 yards on 21 carries and a measly 2.8 yard per rush average.

The Bengals have failed to rush for 100 yards on six of their seven outings, only breaking the century mark in the overtime loss to the Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay in Week 3 of the season.

The offensive line continues to be an issue for Cincinnati and the Bengals are tied for 10th in the league having allowed 22 sacks so far this campaign.

As such it was curious that the Bengals were prepared to trade away back up A.J. McCarron this week to Cleveland, only for the Browns to mess up getting the paperwork to the league office in time.

With such a poor offensive line, Cincinnati is almost certainly going to need to replace Dalton at some point during the season.

Cincinnati are 81.00 to win AFC North, with the Baltimore Ravens 23.00 and the Pittsburgh Steelers 1.006.

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