The Cincinnati Bengals lost 24-21 to the Chicago Bears today and Rey Maualuga is to blame. With just over a minute remaining, the Bears were trying to give Cincy the ball with as little time as possible on the clock, so they ran it once again. Following the play, however, Maualuga let his emotions get the best of him and he pulled the Bears' Jordan Mills down by the facemask after the play was ruled dead. His actions resulted in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, an automatic first down and an end to any comeback hopes for the Bengals. 

You always want to start off on the right foot on the very first week of the NFL regular season. This is the exact opposite. 

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[via The Big Lead]