“We understand it’s going to be a tall order,” said Buffalo linebacker Jerry Hughes, who played with Dalton in college at TCU. “Andy and this offense, he’s been throwing for 300 yards a game so far. Both receivers are putting up big numbers, he’s got two strong runners and he’s got a great offensive line. We understand it’s going to be a tall task for us…. No one wants to be 0-3 in this business. So they’re going to come out and they’re going to give us the best game. We’ve got to match that intensity with the same energy that our fans are going to bring into the stadium.”
The Bengals rushed for 25 yards on 19 carries against San Francisco; that’s right: 25 yards in 19 carries. Their imbalanced offense can obviously be explained, as Cincinnati trailed by 14 points at halftime and had no choice but to air it out. The 1.3 yards-per-attempt average, however, cannot even be forgiven. Both Joe Mixon (17 carries through two contests) and Giovani Bernard (13 carries) have 27 yards on the season.