You know it's bad for the Cincinnati Bengals when a defeat can legitimately be called "historic."
The New Orleans Saints crushed the Bengals by 37 points Sunday, a tie for the worst loss in the team's history. The blowout has already taken its toll on the team, as Teryl Austin was fired from his position as defensive coordinator Monday.
There's still talk about the Bengals being a playoffs wild card. Will the Bengals rise to the challenge? Can Marvin Lewis get them into the proverbial end zone? Or will the Bengals just be, well, the Bengals?
Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His opinions do not represent those of WCPO.