CINCINNATI (AP) - During their bye week to sit back and take stock of their shortcomings, the Bengals hit upon the one thing troubling them the most.
Somebody needs to wake up their offense before halftime.
The Bengals (7-4) have needed big comebacks in each of the last three games, two of them resulting in overtime losses. Their offense does next to nothing in the first half - or worse, it gives up points - before getting in gear and catching up.
Breaking the trend is one of their priorities heading into a game on Sunday at San Diego (5-6), which needs a win to stay in the pack of teams vying for a playoff berth.
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