Bengals facing big issues, languishing as midpoint nears (The Associated Press)

The Bengals returned the nucleus of their playoff team to make another run at getting that elusive first-round win. A 35-17 loss in New England on Sunday marked the second week in a row that they’ve been drubbed on the road by a playoff-caliber team. The Bengals (2-4) are off to their worst start since 2010.