Amid touchdownless season, Cincinnati Bengals fire offensive coordinator

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This is the second season in a row a coordinator was sacked following a Thursday-night loss in Week 2.

"It's hard to win many games when we don't score touchdowns", Lewis said on Friday, before the team announced Zampese had been fired.

With their 13-9 loss to the Texans last night, the Bengals have achieved some ignominious ineffectuality marks.

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Cincinnati (0-2) has yet to score a touchdown in 25 possessions.

After again failing to score a touchdown Thursday night vs. the Texans in their second consecutive loss, the Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese on Friday, NFL Media first reported.

The Bengals managed just nine points against the Houston Texans on Thursday after a season-opening shutout against Baltimore, and questions are being asked of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. He had to reassure the press of this after two games. This is in his 15th season.

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Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross is questionable with a knee injury.

One game does not a season make, but it does offer some insight as to which offensive lines are the weakest and how their poor performance negatively impacts a team's production. The offense has been an unmitigated mess, leading to Zampese's firing. The big year got off on a bad foot when linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended by the National Football League for three games and cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones for one. "We can live with that, but when it's crunch time, we've got find a way to get our playmakers the ball". He was in for only four more plays. It will be interesting to see if the Bengals finally try to go to Green more in Week 3, and they likely have to in order to have any shot of hanging with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

But Eifert was penalized for an illegal touch because he stepped out of bounds before catching the pass.

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"You want to get him involved as much as possible, but teams try to take him away", Dalton said.

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