Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
So much for the Cincinnati Bengals' chance of winning a game anytime soon.
In what appeared to be their best shot in the near future, the Bengals didn't come close in Sunday's 35-6 blowout loss to the Houston Texans. Cincinnati fell to 0-8 with no relief on its schedule in sight.
The Bengals went from losing somewhat competitive games to not bothering to show up.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub carved up Cincinnati's secondary with ease, completing 24-of-28 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Schaub's counterpart, Cincinnati's Ryan Fitzpatrick (155 yards), turned the ball over three times and failed to get the Bengals into the end zone.
Cincinnati officially has gone through the first half of its 2008 schedule winless. Will the Bengals do the same in the second half of the season?