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Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow reacts as he leaves the field following of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 31-20. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

'Too good to be true': Buzz surrounds Burrow during bye week

Nov. 5, 2020 3:43 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's all about Joe. Coach Zac Taylor says rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was the one piece the Cincinnati Bengals needed to get the other pieces of an already good offense to coalesce and play at a higher level. Taylor's framing of the narrative is meant to recognize some of the guys...

Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow reacts as he leaves the field following of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 31-20. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Burrow, Bengals show finishing touch going into bye week

Nov. 2, 2020 1:31 PM EST

Coming off a two-win season, the most important factor for the 2020 Bengals is the development of rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. Halfway through the season, Burrow has been as good as they've hoped. Perhaps better. The No. 1 overall pick in the draft has 221 completions, the most by a player in his first eight...

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler (13) celebrates his game-tying touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Denver. The Broncos won 31-30. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Latest: Saints get OT win; Broncos top LA on last play

Nov. 1, 2020 8:15 PM EST

The Latest on Week 8 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 8 p.m. Wil Lutz has given New Orleans a 26-23 victory over Chicago, with a 35-yard field goal in overtime. The Saints have won four straight games. Lutz made four field goals, never an easy task in November at Soldier Field. Bears kicker Cairo Santos had tied...

Cincinnati Bengals' A.J. Green (18) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts' T.J. Carrie (38) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Despite blowing 21-0 lead, Bengals hope turnaround is near

Oct. 19, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals say they're playing well enough to win most of the time, especially with the dynamic playmaking and big numbers put up by rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. But the finish has been a problem for Burrow and the frustrated Bengals (1-4-1). On Sunday they blew a 21-0...

Cincinnati Bengals' Jessie Bates (30) intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts' Zach Pascal (14) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Lack of closing punch proves costly for Bengals in Indy

Oct. 18, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals started fast Sunday. Then they wound up with an all-too-familiar result. After building a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter and scoring on their first four possessions, Cincinnati managed only one more field goal and headed home from Indianapolis with a 31-27...

Colts put perfect home record on line against Bengals

Oct. 16, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (1-3-1) at INDIANAPOLIS (3-2) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox OPENING LINE — Colts by 9 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bengals 3-2; Colts 3-2 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 19-12 LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Colts 24-23 on Sept. 9, 2018 in Indianapolis LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Bengals...