“You hate to lose, that’s what gets in your head, it’s not them,” cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick said. “When you lose that’s where the frustration is. I’m embracing that we lost today. ... Fear yourself. Be accountable.”
The Bengals played the Steelers to a 14-14 draw before wilting in a 29-14 loss. The team's offense fell apart about midway through the second quarter. The second half was just as bad, with A.J. Green and Joe Mixon forgotten men.