"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.