Terrell Owens on Bengals: 'We're Terrible'
"Crazy?" Owens responded when asked what it was like to play in Sunday's crazy game. "What's crazy is the fact that we're just terrible. That's just plain and simple. When I say we, that's me included. Let me look you in the eyes and emphasize -- we are terrible. Terrible. I have no answers for you. I have no sound bytes for you. All I know is, right now, we are terrible.
"Maybe if everybody wants to blame me, it's my fault. Maybe I am bad luck. At this point, it is unthinkable -- unbelievable -- that we can lose a lead like that. And by no means am I taking anything away from the Buffalo Bills. Those guys are talented. They put on the pads and uniforms just like everybody else does. You go into every Sunday thinking it's an opportunity to win a game, and they took full advantage of that today. I don't understand. I don't know what it is. We find ways to lose the game. You would think that, having a lead going into halftime, we could capitalize and build off that. We may go 2-14 at the rate we're playing."
Cincinnati started the season 2-1, rebounding from a Week 1 loss at New England to beat Baltimore and Carolina. But it's been all downhill from there -- the Bengals lost at Cleveland in Week 4 to set off their current seven-game losing streak.
There's also no end in sight for the Bengals' misery -- Cincinnati plays at the Jets on Thanksgiving, hosts streaking New Orleans and visits Pittsburgh over the next three weeks.
"I don't blame the fans for booing us," Owens told reporters. "I don't blame people for not wanting to come and see the performance we've put up the last (seven) ball games. I don't blame them."
For all that's gone wrong in Cincinnati, Owens is enjoying a stellar individual season. He hauled in three catches for 63 yards and a touchdown Sunday, bumping his season totals up to 62 catches, 897 yards and 8 TDs. He's on pace to easily top the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the 10th time in his career and looks a near-lock to hit the double-digit touchdown plateau for the ninth time.
But that's little consolation for Owens with the Bengals now tied with Buffalo for the worst record in the AFC at 2-8.
"We've made enough mistakes in the last (seven) games," Owens said, "to last a lifetime."