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Bengals' Johnson misses practice again

Bengals' Johnson misses practice again

cincinnati.com bengals.com Updated Dec 11, 2012
An injured big toe kept Michael Johnson in a walking boot and out of practice again Tuesday.
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  • First look at Bengals-Eagles

    First look at Bengals-Eagles

    cincinnati.com Dec 11, 2012
    Joe Reedy's previews the Bengals' Week 15 showdown with the Eagles in Philadelphia on Thursday.
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  • Matchup of the Game: Geno Atkins BENGALS DT GENO ATKINS VS. EAG…

    Matchup of the Game: Geno Atkins BENGALS DT GENO ATKINS VS. EAGLES QB …

    bengals.com Dec 11, 2012
    Geno Atkins BENGALS DT GENO ATKINS VS. EAGLES QB NICK FOLES In the City of Brotherly Love, the bloodlust surrounding Eagles head coach Andy Reid and the soap opera featuring Foles and Michael Vick ...
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  • Toys for Tots collection results

    Toys for Tots collection results

    bengals.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Cincinnati Bengals and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves are pleased to announce the results for our 2012 Toys for Tots collection held at the Bengals home game against the Cowboys last Sunday. B...
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  • AFC North quarterback report card

    AFC North quarterback report card

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    A look at how the quarterbacks around the division fared in Week 14: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals Stats: 20-for-33 (60.6 percent) for 206 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Comment: This was a tough one to grade because Dalton was let down by…
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  • More praise for Bengals' Burfict

    More praise for Bengals' Burfict

    NFL Network's Mike Mayock said earlier this year that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict' was 'undraftable.' Now he's singing a different tune, praising the Bengals staff for helping turn Burfict around.
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  • Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out

    Dez Bryant: They’d have to break my leg to keep me out

    Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the ultimate decision about whether or not wide receiver Dez Bryant continues playing with the finger injury he suffered against the Bengals. If that’s true, Bryant’s going to be in the lineup. He told Mike
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  • Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …

    Paper Tigers: The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 …

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    The Texans and Falcons look likely for the No. 1 seeds, but is anyone scared? Both teams look vulnerable, Peter King writes, and having home-field isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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  • Tuesday hits: Nugent kicking again

    Tuesday hits: Nugent kicking again

    bengals.com Dec 11, 2012
    How tough is Bengals right end Michael Johnson? Very. Despite hurting his foot late in the first half Sunday against Dallas on his shared sack with left end Carlos Dunlap, he played 75 percent of t...
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  • Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wi…

    Peter King: Texans, Falcons ugly losses give Super Bowl race wide-open feel

    CNNSI.com Dec 11, 2012
    Not too excited about the top seeds in the NFC and AFC, are you, in the wake of bad losses by the Falcons and Texans in Week 14? There's a reason. Atlanta and Houston are clearly vulnerable entering the last three weeks of the regular season.
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  • Eagles’ McCoy, Vick, Celek, Patterson all out Thursday

    Eagles’ McCoy, Vick, Celek, Patterson all out Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    Although Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Michael Vick have both passed their post-concussion tests, that doesn’t mean they’ll play on Thursday against the Bengals. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that neither McCoy nor Vick will go
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  • Steelers tendency to play to competition might help now

    Steelers tendency to play to competition might help now

    profootballtalk.com Dec 11, 2012
    The bad news for the Steelers is that they’re near the point of needing to win out to make the postseason. The good news is that their next two games are against teams with winning records, which seems to get their attention. Their next two are against
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  • Bengals hit forward button

    Bengals hit forward button

    bengals.com Dec 11, 2012
    A.J. Green They weren't filming "The Hangover" Monday at Paul Brown Stadium. They were putting together a remake of "The Philadelphia Story" as the Bengals prepared for the quick turnaround of Thur...
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  • Wake-up: Heated exchange with Cameron?

    Wake-up: Heated exchange with Cameron?

    ESPN.com Dec 11, 2012
    I hope you're ready for a lot of questions to begin your Tuesday. Why did the Ravens fire Cam Cameron? Why didn't Mike Tomlin go for a two-point conversion? Why did the Bengals throw the ball late in the fourth quarter? And why may Browns fans still not…
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  • I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Left

    I Suck at Football, Week 14: Back and to the Left

    grantland.com Dec 11, 2012
    On Sunday my sister drives me to the bar so I can watch the Bengals play the Dallas Cowboys. "Well, I hope they win," she says. "But I also hope they ...
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  • Video - Red Rifle ready for home stretch 03:19

    Red Rifle ready for home stretch

    Dec 11
    Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton stops by "Around the League" to discuss the team's determination to make a strong playoff run.
  • Video - CB Terence Newman, Cincinnati Bengals in hunt for wild card 05:11

    CB Terence Newman, Cincinnati Bengals in hunt for wild card

    Dec 11
    Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Terence Newman joins "NFL AM" to discuss the Bengals' push towards the playoffs, taking on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 15 and how his former teammates in Dallas are coping with tragedy.

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    Dec 11
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    Dec 11
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  • Peter King: Tagliabue ruling points finger at Saints organization, coaches

    Dec 11
    In vacating the 31 games' worth of player suspensions and fines handed to four players over the Saints' bounty sanctions, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue today, in effect, slammed the Saints' coaching staff and organization for the existence of a…
  • Do not blame Roger Goodell for New Orleans Saints bounty scandal

    Dec 11
    Everything that's gone wrong for Saints is fault of man in charge during scandal, Sean Payton, writes Jeffri Chadiha.