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Injuries and strife plague Bengals' defense as Burrow stars

Oct. 26, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals defense is in disarray, on the field and off. Multiple injuries to key personnel and an inability to shut the door on teams are glaring reasons the Bengals keep losing close games and are stuck at 1-5-1 as another dismal season approaches the midway point....

Cleveland Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown reception with Jarvis Landry (80) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Big loss: Browns take first steps without injured Beckham

Oct. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns had finally figured out how to best use Odell Beckham Jr.'s unique skills. They're back at the drawing board now in Cleveland. Beckham won't be a distraction or a weapon for quarterback Baker Mayfield for the rest of 2020 — at least. His season's over, and if the Browns...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Beckham's season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligament

Oct. 26, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed minds. He was determined to make 2020 — and its many obstacles — a special year, re-establish himself as one of the NFL's best players and lead the Browns back...

Katie Paris speaks to members of Red, Wine and Blue during a meeting, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Cleveland.With perennial swing-state Ohio appearing to be a toss-up in recent polling, the roles of campaign volunteers and grassroots groups in generating enthusiasm and turning out the vote likely will be crucial in the battle for the state’s 18 electoral votes. With names such as Red, Wine and Blue, Bold New Democracy and Ohio Battleground Alliance, they enable volunteers to pitch in even if they're pinned down at home with children, caregiving needs or their own health concerns. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Grassroots volunteers rally voters in swing state of Ohio

Oct. 26, 2020 10:58 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Something changed in Yana Duke this year. She came to the U.S. as a youth from Ukraine, had never been involved in politics before. But during the 2020 campaign season, she felt she had to do something. “What I'm afraid is coming to this country is what I'm running away...

The Latest: Seahawks lead Cardinals 27-17 at halftime

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 PM EDT

The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT): ___ 10:12 p.m. Tyler Lockett caught two touchdown passes, Carlos Hyde ran for a touchdown and DK Metcalf saved a touchdown as the Seattle Seahawks built a 27-17 halftime lead over the Arizona Cardinals. The action-packed first half had plenty of highlights, but the...

CORRECTS TO FIRST HALF - Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is helped off the field in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns' Beckham, Washington's Collins leave with injuries

Oct. 25, 2020 7:18 PM EDT

Cleveland receiver Odell Beckham and Washington safety Landon Collins will have more tests Monday to determine the extent of what could be season-ending injuries. Beckham injured his left knee while attempting to make a tackle after Baker Mayfield threw an interception on the team's opening pass play....

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) walks off the field following an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Hard-luck Bengals keep letting close games slip away

Oct. 25, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie quarterback Joe Burrow keeps putting up big numbers, and the Cincinnati Bengals keep letting the games slip away at the end. The Bengals lost another close one on Sunday to the Cleveland Browns because again they couldn't protect a lead and finish. It was another crusher for...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones after Peoples-Jones' touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34

Oct. 25, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield brushed aside all the outside noise about his dismal performance last week. Then, nursing sore ribs, he shut up all the critics. “What criticism? What are you talking about?” Mayfield quipped after throwing five touchdown passes and leading the Browns past the...

New York Giants' Daniel Jones runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Perfection on display when Steelers visit Titans, both 5-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

Maybe all the delays involving the Titans and the jumbled NFL schedule led to the kind of showcase game we all need. Pittsburgh (5-0) at Tennessee (5-0). Yes, the COVID-19 outbreak in Nashville provided some understandably nervous and upsetting times. And it could be a harbinger for a league attempting to play a...

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper (81) hurdles over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) while trying for more yards during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Browns TE Hooper undergoes appendectomy, out against Cincy

Oct. 23, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will be without dependable tight end Austin Hooper for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after he underwent an appendectomy. The team said Hooper, who signed a four-year, $42 million contract with Cleveland as a free agent this year, had the operation Friday at...