Adam 'Pacman' Jones, A.J. Green, Others Sound Off on Bengals' Week 2 Loss

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistSeptember 15, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 31: Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals looks on during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones didn't hold back when discussing his frustration with his team's 13-9 defeat to the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

"When you win special teams and defense, you win field position, and you're supposed to win the f--king game," Jones said, according to Jay Morrison of Cox Media Group.

Jones wasn't the only player to express a feeling of exasperation:

Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap took to Twitter as well:

Jones' comments came after the Bengals fell to 0-2 despite allowing only 266 total yards to the Texans. Aside from Deshaun Watson's 49-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, Cincinnati's defense largely dominated.

The Bengals offense was a different story. Cincinnati became the first team since 1939 to not score a touchdown in its first two games with both at home, per Elias Sports (via ESPN Stats & Info). Cincinnati dropped its season opener 20-0 to the Baltimore Ravens.

After Andy Dalton threw for 224 yards on 20-of-35 passing against Houston, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis already had to address questions about whether he's considering a quarterback change, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer's Paul Dehner Jr.

While the 2017 regular season is far from over, starting a year 0-2 has historically proved difficult to overcome. And the bad news for Cincinnati is that it hits the road to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 3, making an 0-3 record a realistic possibility.

After Thursday night, it's hard to imagine how the Bengals could've had a worse start to 2017 through two weeks.

Related

    Melvin Gordon (Knee) Out for TNF

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Melvin Gordon (Knee) Out for TNF

    Scott Polacek
    via Bleacher Report

    Penalties for Lowering Helmet Expected to Rise Next Season

    NFL logo
    NFL

    Penalties for Lowering Helmet Expected to Rise Next Season

    Charean Williams
    via ProFootballTalk

    Latest on Bengals WR A.J. Green and TE Tyler Eifert

    Cincinnati Bengals logo
    Cincinnati Bengals

    Latest on Bengals WR A.J. Green and TE Tyler Eifert

    Cincy Jungle
    via Cincy Jungle

    McShay's 1st Mock Draft Has Bengals Addressing LB

    Cincinnati Bengals logo
    Cincinnati Bengals

    McShay's 1st Mock Draft Has Bengals Addressing LB

    Chris Roling
    via Bengals Wire