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And then there were two. After Monday night’s game between the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals, there are only two undefeated teams left in the NFL this season – the New England Patriots and the Carolina Panthers.
Cincinnati was handed their first loss of the season by a Texans team that entered the game with a 3-5 record. Houston’s defensive leader J.J. Watt commented after the game that his defense made the Red Rifle (referring to Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and his bright red hair) look like a Red Ryder BB Gun.
Dalton was not pleased with the comments, saying that he didn’t expect a player of Watt’s caliber to make such statements. The bottom line is that the Bengals offense played ugly football and we got a glimpse of the old Dalton again, the one who has very regularly played terribly in the spotlight of nationally televised games in the past.