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With Burrow, Bengals Look To Improve On 2019 Fiasco


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CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) — After historically bad first season under coach Zac Taylor — only second team in club history to go 2-14 — the Bengals went out of character and splurged in free agency to overhaul a horrid defense.

They also brought in a new face for the franchise in Joe Burrow, coming off one of the best passing performances in NCAA history.

They haven’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, fifth-longest streak of futility in NFL history, and they played in a half-empty stadium last season as fans gave up.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scrambles with the ball during an NFL football team scrimmage in Cincinnati, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) scrambles with the ball during an NFL football team scrimmage in Cincinnati, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. [AP Photo | Bryan Woolston]
Adding Burrow makes them relevant again, though there are still significant questions about Taylor’s coaching ability.