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0-2, 3rd in AFC North
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Can the Bengals upset the Packers? (1:02)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Geno Atkins is aiming for his seventh straight game with at least half a sack (7.5 sacks). Andy Dalton is looking at his seventh straight game where he was sacked at least once (17 total).

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting development as rookie John Ross (knee) did not practice on Thursday. He was listed as limited with an illness on Wednesday. Tyler Eifert (back) and Trey Hopkins (knee) also did not practice.

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Dalton's rough start

Andy Dalton has made a Pro Bowl and led the Bengals to the playoffs as recently as 2015, but his poor QBR to start the season seems to indicate a long road ahead for Cincinnati.

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AFC West cruising and a QB in trouble in Week 3 (1:09)
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Is Dalton a franchise QB? (1:06)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Eifert (back) hasn't been spotted in the open portion of practice this morning.

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15hBill Barnwell

Barnwell: What to make of Cincinnati's poor offense

It's almost impossible for a team to be as bad as the Bengals have been in the red zone through two games. They'll get better, but the offensive line will likely continue to hold them back.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Eifert (back) and Trey Hopkins (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Geno Atkins (shoulder), Jake Fisher (illness), Michael Johnson (concussion/stinger), Cedric Ogbuehi (illness) and John Ross (illness) were limited. Pat Sims (Elbow) was full.

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Is it too early to write off the Bengals? (2:31)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals and local fans helped raise $100,000 for hurricane relief efforts, which will be donated to the American Red Cross.

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2dAaron Schatz, Football Outsiders

Which 0-2 team has the best playoff chances?

The Bengals' collapse has been completely one-sided, as their offense ranks dead last but the defense is 11th. Their tough division makes a full-circle rebound seem unlikely.

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Cutler, Gates, Bengals among notable performances in Week 2

Antonio Gates made history in the Chargers' game against the Dolphins, while Jay Cutler helped Miami get the win. The Bengals also make the list, but not for a good reason.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR Tyler Boyd admitted former OC Ken Zampese had a tendency to overload him at times with information. Boyd called Zampese a 'great coach,' but said: "There were times where I just felt like he would overwhelm with things to do out there in terms of details and what to do and what not to do. Just making me think too much."

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Dalton not on the bubble in Cincinnati (1:06)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Defensive back Alex Carter is working out for the Bengals today. A 2015 third-round pick for the Lions, he spent most of 2016 on their practice squad. He converted to safety from cornerback in the offseason, but could play either position.

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Teams in the dreaded 0-2 hole

The road to the playoffs has already gotten much tougher for the 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Chargers, Colts, Jets and Saints. Since the postseason field expanded to 12 in 1990, just 12 percent of teams to start 0-2 have made the playoffs.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have a few extra days to mull over how they'll proceed with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor after firing Ken Zampese. It's not going to be a magic fix, and Andy Dalton's play has to be concerning for Lazor, who will now split time between his job as QB coach and OC. Bengals need to get Dalton back on track, which is going to be a difficult task at Lambeau Field next week.

Team Stats

Passing Yards178.522nd
Rushing Yards79.523rd
Points For4.532nd
Points Against16.5Tied-7th

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