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Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor watches during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Zac Taylor's 1st Bengals season one for the record books

Dec. 30, 2019 3:06 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — On the eve of training camp, Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown noted that first-year head coaches often struggle to win games in that inaugural NFL season. “It could go both ways,” Brown said. “I know what I hope happens.” Zac Taylor's first season in...

Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens gestures during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns-Bengals Preview Capsule

Dec. 26, 2019 10:10 AM EST

CLEVELAND (6-9) at CINCINNATI (1-14) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Browns by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Browns 5-9-1; Bengals 5-9-1 SERIES RECORD — Bengals lead 50-42 LAST MEETING — Browns beat Bengals 27-19, Dec. 8 LAST WEEK — Browns lost to Ravens 31-15; Bengals...

New York Giants' Eli Manning warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Plenty of QBs with a pedigree should be available in 2020

Dec. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Several quarterbacks with impressive resumes could be looking for new teams in 2020 after disappointing performances this season. The list of QBs who could be available includes guys with MVP trophies on their mantels, former No. 1 draft picks and longtime starters. Eli Manning is the most accomplished of the...

Bengals-Browns Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 5:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (1-11) at CLEVELAND (5-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Browns by 9 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bengals 5-6-1, Browns 4-7-1 SERIES RECORD — Browns lead 50-41 LAST MEETING — Browns beat Bengals 26-18, Dec. 23, 2018 LAST WEEK — Bengals beat New York Jets 22-6;...

File-This Aug. 18, 2018 file photo shows Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver John Ross, center, making a catch to complete a two point conversion between Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White (39) and safety Jameill Showers (28) during a preseason NFL Football game in Arlington, Texas. Ross returns this week from a shoulder injury, giving the Cincinnati Bengals the deep threat they’ve lacked. He was injured during a Monday night game in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)

WR Ross returns from injury, giving Bengals a deep threat

Dec. 4, 2019 5:21 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross III spent a couple of weeks catching passes from Andy Dalton on the scout team during Bengals practices, something neither of them imagined doing when the season began. Ross was recovering from a shoulder injury. Dalton was banished to backup role while coach Zac Taylor got a...

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon celebrates after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

0 no more: What’s next for 1-win Bengals?

Dec. 2, 2019 5:12 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Zac Taylor can’t find the words for the long, tortuous wait to get his first win as the Cincinnati Bengals head coach. “No, you can’t describe it,” Taylor said. The 36-year-old coach pumped his right fist after Andy Dalton took the knee for the last time...

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon celebrates after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

And the meek Bengals, Dolphins, Redskins shall win

Dec. 2, 2019 2:12 AM EST

And the meek shall inherit the NFL fields. At least in Week 13, that is. It’s unlikely that anyone in Las Vegas or wherever sports betting is allowed these days put money on a parlay of the Bengals, Redskins and Dolphins winning Sunday. They were a combined 4-29 heading into the weekend and appeared like...

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) is sacked by Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Shawn Williams (36) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Jets’ 3-game win streak ends with self-destruction

Dec. 1, 2019 6:54 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Le’Veon Bell’s 23-yard run was wiped out by a holding penalty. Bilal Powell’s 23-yard gain off a screen pass was called back because of an illegal block. Every time the Jets seemed to be getting momentum, a flag flew and they were back to square one. New York’s...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) celebrates with fans after an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Dalton returns and leads Bengals to 1st win, 22-6 over Jets

Dec. 1, 2019 6:04 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Back from a three-week exile, Andy Dalton had more of a swagger in practice, as though he was out to prove something. “He had a chip on his shoulder all week,” running back Joe Mixon said. Dalton returned from one of the lowest points of his nine-year career and got a...

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Dec. 1, 2019 5:32 PM EST

The Latest on Week 13 in the NFL (all times EST): ___ 5:03 p.m. The Chiefs lead the Raiders 7-0 after the first quarter of their pivotal AFC West showdown. Kansas City came into the game 7-4 and Oakland 6-5, and the Chiefs already have beaten the Raiders on the road. That means a win by the Chiefs gives them a...