The Cincinnati Bengals put on an embarrassing performance in the opener against the Baltimore Ravens, getting shutout 20-0 and becoming the first team to be shutout in their home opener since 2006. They followed that up with an equally horrid offensive showing against the Houston Texans on Thursday night at home in a 13-9 loss and made some history in doing so.

Zampese fired but was it all on him?

On Friday, the Bengals fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after only two games.

Bill Lazor will now serve as the team's offensive coordinator, while still also acting as the team's quarterback's coach. Lazor has previous experience as an offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins (2014-15).

Under previous coordinators Jay Gruden (2011-13) and Hue Jackson (2014-15), Andy Dalton had a 50-26-1 regular season record as a starter, compared to a 6-11-1 record under Zampese. The Bengals offense as a whole was also better under their previous coordinators, as the team scored more touchdowns per game. However, Zampese also dealt with less offensive talent then Gruden and Jackson had.

The Bengals entire offense has regressed

Last season, the Bengals missed the playoffs for the first time with Dalton at quarterback, going 6-9-1.

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However, Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert only played eight games and appears to be once again injured this year. Star receiver AJ Green also only played in ten games last season.

The Bengals rushing offense was also awful last year as Jeremy Hill, and Giovani Bernard averaged 3.8 and 3.7 yards per attempt respectively. This year they are off to a similar start, with Hill, Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon averaging a combined 3.28 yards per attempt.

Dalton was also sacked 41 times in 2016, and that was before the team lost Pro Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth and starting guard Kevin Zeitler in free agency. This year Dalton is on pace to be sacked 64 times, whereas from 2013-15 he was never sacked more than 29 times.

Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron

Last year, Dalton actually had the second-best season of his career in terms of yards (4,209), yards per attempt (7.5), completion percentage (91.8) and interceptions (8). While he threw four picks in this year's season opener, Dalton had only thrown 15 in the previous 29 games he played.

In his seven-year career, Andy Dalton has a 56-37-2 record while making the playoffs five consecutive seasons before last year. He has made three Pro Bowls and was considered an MVP candidate in 2015 before suffering a thumb injury. While he has struggled in the playoffs, many teams would take the last seven years of Andy Dalton over what they have dealt with at quarterback.

ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio reported that the feeling in the Bengals locker room is that Dalton's leash is not that long, despite the team saying otherwise. This means that everyone's favorite backup quarterback Aj Mccarron would take over if the team looked to make a change.

Since the Bengals drafted McCarron in the fifth-round in 2014, some fans have clamored for Dalton to be benched in favor of him whenever he struggled. While McCarron played well in the four games, he started in 2015, that is a small sample size in comparison to the 95 games Dalton has played.

If McCarron was truly better than Dalton, then why has he been the backup all this time? The backup quarterback is always a fan favorite until he actually has to play. Many fans of bad teams around the league can tell you that changing quarterbacks doesn't necessarily mean your offense will starting clicking and the team will start magically winning.