Last week, every team from the AFC North lost. The Ravens beat the Browns 14-6 in an ugly game on Sunday, and this AFC North showdown has been just as ugly. Ben Roethlisberger struggled out of the gate before leading a touchdown drive late in the second half, while Andy Dalton was inaccurate and uncomfortable on his way to a 50-percent completion percentage.
The Bengals attempted 32 passes in the first half, despite finding a reasonable amount of success on the ground. BenJarvus Green-Ellis continues to get the bulk of the team's carries, even though Giovani Bernard found the end zone on one of his three first-half carries.
Niether team played its best football in the first half, and that had more to do with poor offensive execution than anything else.