The Bengals have given up 869 yards and 71 points in their first two games of the 2012 season; all but seven of which have come against Mike Zimmer's defense.
The Browns offense amassed 409 yards on Sunday, a significant leap from their 210 at home against Philadelphia in Week 1.
Mike Zimmer's defense is floundering under an influx of new players, nagging injuries and a skewed balance of the young and old.
The secondary, an area in need of young fresh legs, does not have the speed or tempo to keep up with their opposing numbers. Nate Clements and Terence Newman are frequently beaten, and Leon Hall can't do much on his own.
It seems almost certain the Bengals will take a strong safety early in the 2013 draft, as Jeromy Miles isn't quite there yet and Taylor Mays is yet to take to the field without almost killing someone. While we're not missing Chris Crocker just yet, it could certainly wind up that way if things continue in this fashion.
The defensive line and linebacking corps are missing last year's key rotational players, Jon Fanene and Frostee Rucker, and with Carlos Dunlap, Thomas Howard and now Jamaal Anderson sidelined, things don't look so good.
The Bengals' have added a lot of new faces and a lot of youth to their defense this year, and as a result they are not playing like a unit.
There is still plenty of time for them to get on the same page, but for now, you'll have to pin your hopes on Geno Atkins.