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Bengals' offensive balance stemmed from physical early drive

Bengals' offensive balance stemmed from physical early drive

ESPN.com Updated 12 hours ago
HOUSTON -- Late November has arrived, and for teams that call cities north of the Mason-Dixon Line home, that means one thing: "We've got to get our run going." Credit that quote to Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green who uttered it after S…
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  • Bengals stand their ground

    Bengals stand their ground

    bengals.com 4 hours ago
    Jeremy Hill is becoming the Bengals' fourth-quarter closer. HOUSTON _ A.J. Green knows exactly what a two-headed running game means. “It helps keep me in one-on-one,” said Green after Giovani Bern...
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  • Houston has a problem as Bengals stars shine

    Houston has a problem as Bengals stars shine

    bengals.com 7 hours ago
    A.J. Green (18) had his way with the Texans defensive backs. HOUSTON _ For the second straight week the Bengals’ stars grabbed a hostile environment by the scruff of the neck Sunday and willed th...
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  • So Watt: On Sunday against the Bengals, the overwhelming f……

    So Watt: On Sunday against the Bengals, the overwhelming f…

    bengals.com 9 hours ago
    On Sunday against the Bengals, the overwhelming favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year didn’t have a sack, force a fumble, intercept a pass, or score a touchdown. More importantly, his team didn’t get a win.
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  • Source: Texans' Mallet played with pec injury

    Source: Texans' Mallet played with pec injury

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett played through a right pectoral injury Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, a source confirmed.
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  • Quick hits: Whit salutes personal win; Dalton celebrates; Newho…

    Quick hits: Whit salutes personal win; Dalton celebrates; Newhouse outwits Watt

    bengals.com 14 hours ago
    HOUSTON _ Left tackle Andrew Whitworth put Sunday’s 22-13 victory over the Texans at NRG Stadium right there with the victories in Baltimore and Pittsburgh and other ghosts that have bedeviled the...
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  • Andy Dalton signs game-worn Bengals jersey for dad

    Andy Dalton signs game-worn Bengals jersey for dad

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    HOUSTON -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Cincinnati Bengals' 22-13 win against the Houston Texans: Jersey goes to dad: After exorcising one of his latest demons -- finally winning a game near his hometown -- Bengals quarterback Andy Da…
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  • Dalton Helps Bengals to 22-13 Win Over Texans

    Dalton Helps Bengals to 22-13 Win Over Texans

    Andy Dalton threw for 233 yards and a touchdown and A.J. Green had 121 yards receiving to give the Cincinnati Bengals a 22-13 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.
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  • Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals

    Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals

    ESPN.com bengals.com 16 hours ago
    HOUSTON -- A few thoughts on the Cincinnati Bengals' 22-13 victory over the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium: What it means: Two years ago, the Bengals won seven of their last eight games to get into the playoffs. Last year, they went 4-1 in December to al…
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  • Bengals pulling away from Texans, 16-3

    Bengals pulling away from Texans, 16-3

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    The Bengals haven’t had much of what you’d call a flow today, but they’re building a commanding lead. They let Houston hang around in the first half, but just took advantage of a turnover to build a 16-3 lead early in the third quarter. The Texans had t…
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  • Report Andre Smith suffers triceps tear, MRI tomorrow

    Report Andre Smith suffers triceps tear, MRI tomorrow

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    The Bengals are off to a 9-0 lead on the Texans, but they may have suffered a significant loss. According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Bengals right tackle Andre Smith has suffered a “significant tear” to his triceps. He’ll have an MRI tomorrow to de…
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  • Andre Smith done for the day with an arm injury

    Andre Smith done for the day with an arm injury

    profootballtalk.com 18 hours ago
    The Bengals were just getting used to having Andre Smith back in the lineup, now he’s gone again. The veteran right tackle has left with an arm injury, and won’t return. Smith was just getting back from an ankle problem, and has been replaced by Marshal…
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  • Green, defense get jump on Texans

    Green, defense get jump on Texans

    bengals.com 19 hours ago
    HOUSTON - The Bengals got a safety from a stingy defense that kept Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett out of the end zone and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton finally had a nice homecoming in the first half when he staked his club to a 9-3 half-time lead hi…
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  • Rookie diary: cracking the code

    Rookie diary: cracking the code

    bengals.com 23 hours ago
    Jeremy Hill talks about sharing carries and carrying the load.
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  • Bengals-Texans game carries significant playoff implications

    Bengals-Texans game carries significant playoff implications

    profootballtalk.com 24 hours ago
    There may be no game on today’s schedule that has a great chance of affecting both teams’ chances of making the playoffs than the Bengals-Texans game that will kick off in Houston at 1 p.m. Eastern. At the moment, the Bengals are in first place in the A…
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  • Texas-sized matchup: The 6-3-1 Bengals are looking to step on h…

    Texas-sized matchup: The 6-3-1 Bengals are looking to step on history…

    bengals.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    The 6-3-1 Bengals are looking to step on history’s toes Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) when they look eye-to-eye at their recent post-season angst at the 5-5 Texans. The Bengals.com Med...
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  • Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    MLB.com Nov 22 (yesterday)
    Former Angels and Mariners GM Bill Bavasi is set to be named as the new director of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (MLBSB), leaving his job as vice president of scouting, player development and international operations for the Reds.
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  • Video - Game Balls: Cincinnati at Houston 01:45

    Game Balls: Cincinnati at Houston

    Nov 23
    Bengals reporter Coley Harvey's game ball goes to A.J. Green, who caught 12 passes. Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph gets the nod from Tania Ganguli with an interception return for a touchdown intended for Green.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Bengals-Texans Recap 01:57

    Sunday Blitz: Bengals-Texans Recap

    Nov 23
    Jim Basquil and Ron Jaworski break down the Bengals' 22-13 win over the Texans.
  • Video - Bengals Hold Off Texans 00:54

    Bengals Hold Off Texans

    Nov 23
    The Bengals limited the Texans to 248 yards of total offense en route to a 22-13 win.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans 04:01

    'Playbook': Cincinnati Bengals vs. Houston Texans

    Nov 21
    The "Playbook Primetime" crew previews the Cincinnati Bengals' Week 12 matchup against the Houston Texans.

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