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Winless Bengals joining ranks of franchise's worst teams

Nov. 11, 2019 3:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — These Bengals are on the verge of joining the ranks of the franchise's worst teams — and that's saying something. As bad as the Dave Shula teams. As bad as Marvin Lewis' worst team. In the same neighborhood as Dick LeBeau's 2-14 team of 2002. One more loss, and they qualify for the...

NFL ICYMI: Not only is Lamar Jackson a QB, he might be MVP

Nov. 11, 2019 3:14 AM EST

Lamar Jackson now owns a signature moment — a spin-and-make-'em-miss 47-yard TD run that was something straight out of a video game. And Jackson also now owns his signature stat — a perfect passer rating in two games during the same season, something only one other player in league history has...

Jackson dazzles as Ravens rout winless Bengals 49-13

Nov. 10, 2019 6:45 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lamar Jackson spied a Bengals linebacker closing in and did a 360-degree spin. Nick Vigil was so flummoxed that he fell to the ground helplessly while the Ravens quarterback continued to the end zone for another score. In every way, Jackson had their heads spinning. The dual-threat...

Finley struggles in debut, Bengals remain only winless team

Nov. 10, 2019 6:40 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — So much for thinking a different quarterback could make a difference. The Bengals gave rookie Ryan Finley his debut and finally got their running game going in front of another sparse crowd at Paul Brown Stadium. The outcome? Pretty much the same. Ravens 49, Bengals 13 . Cincinnati...

Ravens' challenge: From Brady to Finley and winless Bengals

Nov. 7, 2019 3:58 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens' blitzing defense gave Tom Brady problems, picking him off once, sacking him twice and hitting him 10 times. Their next challenge will be as different as a Super Bowl MVP and a raw rookie. The AFC North leaders get to face a winless team starting a quarterback who's...

Ravens-Bengals Preview Capsule

Nov. 7, 2019 1:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (6-2) at CINCINNATI (0-8) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Ravens by 10 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Ravens 3-4-1; Bengals 3-5 SERIES RECORD — Ravens lead 24-23 LAST MEETING — Ravens beat Bengals 23-17, Oct. 13, 2019 LAST WEEK — Ravens beat Patriots 37-20; Bengals had bye...

Rookie Finley gets to show what he's got vs blitzing Ravens

Nov. 6, 2019 4:24 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ryan Finley spent Sunday night watching Tom Brady get chased around by the Ravens' defense, the same one he'll face in his NFL debut with the Cincinnati Bengals. Finley's reaction? "I'm more worried about what we're doing," Finley said. Smart rookie. The NFL's only winless team has enough...

Calling plays in NFL a challenge for some rookie NFL coaches

Nov. 6, 2019 3:01 AM EST

Maybe Sean McVay made it all look just too easy. McVay coached the Los Angeles Rams to the playoffs each of his first two seasons, including the Super Bowl in February. He proved such a perfect match with quarterback Jared Goff that six of eight NFL teams hiring this offseason turned to offensive-minded coaches...

Dead last: Bengals return from bye as only winless NFL team

Nov. 4, 2019 2:37 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals returned from their bye week with their overriding questions answered: How far would they fall? All the way to the bottom, it turns out. The Dolphins' win over the Jets on Sunday left Cincinnati (0-8) the only winless team in the NFL. The Bengals are two losses away from...

Up in arms: Elway still searching for Broncos' quarterback

Nov. 2, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — With Joe Flacco joining Drew Lock on injured reserve, the Broncos head into Sunday's game against the Browns with two quarterbacks, Brandon Allen and Brett Rypien, who haven't thrown a single pass in the NFL. Allen is a 27-year-old, fourth-year pro from Arkansas who becomes Denver's sixth...