Bengals sign running back Giovani Bernard to 2-year deal
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals signed running back Giovani Bernard to a two-year contract extension Tuesday through the 2021 season. He could have become a free agent after this...
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CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10)
NEW FACES: Coach Zac Taylor, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, LG John Jerry, RG John Miller, CB B.W. Webb.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With the exception of a fourth-round quarterback, the Bengals' first draft under coach Zac Taylor was more about upgrading their infrastructure.
Bengals trade down, take tight end in second round
CINCINNATI (AP) — One of the few bright spots in Cincinnati's offense was Joe Mixon leading the AFC in rushing last season. The Bengals put the run game front-and-center with their first two picks...
Bengals clinch last-place finish with 26-18 loss to Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Marvin Lewis spent about 60 seconds summing up his team's latest loss. Hue Jackson was nowhere to be found.
At this point, there's not much left to say — the Cincinnati Bengals are a mess.
Bengals end 5-game losing streak, beat Raiders 30-16
CINCINNATI (AP) — An entire month had come and gone without even one win, leaving the Bengals in their deepest drought since 2010.
Joe Mixon provided just enough to give the sparse crowd a reason to cheer at the end of their final home game.
Bengals try to maintain slim chance vs looking-ahead Raiders
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon had one of the best games of his career in yet another Bengals loss — making it seven of their past eight, and counting. He sees no reason to slow down even as another season slips away in Cincinnati.
"Right now, we are down but we ain't out, so that's how I'm approaching it," the second-year running back said. "I'm going to approach it like we're in."
Joe Mixon becomes centerpiece of Bengals’ depleted offense
CINCINNATI (AP) — A.J. Green had surgery on his injured toe. Tight end Tyler Eifert is recovering from a broken ankle. Andy Dalton is gone, too, sidelined by a torn thumb ligament in his passing hand.
What's left of the Bengals' offense? Running back Joe Mixon, who's settling into the role Cincinnati envisioned for him during last year's draft.
Bengals’ hopeful season has crashed into last place
CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel was better in his second NFL start. Joe Mixon ran for more than 100 yards. A historically bad defense held its own after a rough start.
With all that, the Bengals still couldn't get the one thing they really need.
"Need a win, and everything's better," coach Marvin Lewis said Monday.
They haven't had one of those since October, leaving Cincinnati (5-8) in a freefall that's taken it from the top of the AFC North all the way to the bottom.
Bengals struggle to keep up with high-flying Chiefs in loss
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals knew that with a banged-up defense facing the NFL's highest-scoring offense, there was a good chance they'd have to simply outscore the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.
Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns, Kareem Hunt finished with three scores and the Kansas City Chiefs rebounded from their first loss by throttling the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10 on Sunday night.
Mahomes was 28 of 39 with his only big mistake an underthrown interception, though the Chiefs (6-1) were already so far ahead of Cincinnati (4-3) by that point it didn't really matter.
Same ending: Steelers stun Bengals 28-21 on AB’s late TD
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon scored on a 4-yard run and dashed toward the stands in celebration of Cincinnati's go-ahead touchdown. On the Steelers sideline, Ben Roethlisberger looked at the clock, saw there was 1:18 left, and told his linemen not to fret.
"They gave us too much time," Big Ben said confidently.
Somehow, the Steelers never run out of time at Paul Brown Stadium.
Bengals defense leads 27-point surge in win over Dolphins
CINCINNATI (AP) — Rookie Sam Hubbard was disappointed as Ryan Tannehill slipped past him, avoiding a sack. A moment later, the football slipped out of the quarterback's grasp and flew right to Hubbard, who was as surprised as anyone to have it in his hands.
Bengals score 27 straight points for 27-17 win over Dolphins
CINCINNATI (AP) — Sam Hubbard had missed on his attempt to get Ryan Tannehill.
Next thing he knew, the ball was flying right toward him and there was nobody between him and the end zone.
The rookie had an improbably easy time completing Cincinnati's big comeback.
Michael Johnson returned an interception for the tying score, and Hubbard went 19 yards with a fumble for the clinching touchdown Sunday, rallying the Bengals from a 17-point deficit to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Bengals 3-1 in challenging start, Dolphins trying to regroup
CINCINNATI (AP) — The first month shaped up as the Bengals' most daunting, with three road games in the first four. The offense and defense were getting accustomed to new systems. And then the injuries began.
Running back Joe Mixon tore knee cartilage. Center Billy Price tore a foot ligament. Linebacker Preston Brown sprained an ankle. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended all month for another NFL policy violation.
Bengals try to extend early surge without RB Joe Mixon
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon's chair was upside-down in his locker on Monday, a reminder that the Cincinnati Bengals are moving ahead without the running back who's been a key part of their 2-0 start.
Mixon had debris removed from his right knee over the weekend and is expected to be sidelined for a few games. In the interim, the AFC North leaders will lean more heavily on Giovani Bernard and Tra Carson, who hasn't carried the ball in an NFL game.
Mixon it up: Bengals 2nd-year RB is focus of new offense
CINCINNATI (AP) — When the Bengals raised the curtain on their new offense, Joe Mixon was front and center.
The second-year running back was the focus of Cincinnati's redesigned offense on Sunday, getting all but one of the carries and finishing second in receiving. A 34-23 win at Indianapolis showed a different focus in coordinator Bill Lazor's redesigned playbook.
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CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-9)
New faces: LT Cordy Glenn, RT Bobby Hart, C Billy Price, LB Preston Brown, S Jessie Bates, DE Sam Hubbard.
Key losses: QB AJ McCarron, C Russell Bodine, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones, RB Jeremy Hill, LB Kevin Minter.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon took a handoff from Andy Dalton and found the hole off right guard for a 25-yard run in the first quarter of a game at Pittsburgh on Oct. 22. The Bengals lost 29-14, falling to 2-4. For Mixon, it would be the longest run of his rookie season.
That's not what Cincinnati expected when it took a public relations hit and drafted Mixon in the second round last year.
Whether trying to avoid a first-round gamble or reaching for a player too soon, many fantasy football players will go into 2018 drafts with a list of performers to absolutely not trust.
Don't be that obtuse to completely exclude players. One person's disappointment could be another's bargain:
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals turned back to offense in the fourth round of the draft, filling their need for a backup running back.
They picked up Mark Walton from Miami with the 112th overall pick. He missed most of last season with an injured right ankle.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton hasn't seen this much change in the Bengals' offense since his rookie season. He's expecting even more when the NFL draft begins on Thursday.
For the second straight year, the Bengals need a lot of help on offense.
They chose receiver John Ross and running back Joe Mixon with their first two picks last season, hoping to inject big plays into an offense that had declined.
Norman to pay $60K over refusal to release Mixon video
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The city of Norman has agreed to pay $60,000 in attorney fees to settle a lawsuit over its refusal to release surveillance video that showed former University of Oklahoma and now-NFL running back Joe Mixon striking a woman in a deli.
The Norman City Council approved the agreement this week.
Lazor gets chance to resurrect Bengals’ league-worst offense
CINCINNATI (AP) — When Bill Lazor looks at the Bengals' playbook, he sees the imprint of three coordinators. He's getting a chance to try to pull it all together and resurrect the NFL's least-productive offense — a shocking statistic for a talented unit.
Allen Park — The audience for a Detroit Lions film review is down to sadists and those who want to take a glance at the car accident while passing through to a less depressing article. That said, I made a commitment to stick to this format at the start of the season, so here we are. Here are 10 observations from Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Titans RB Murray hurts right knee in loss to Rams
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennessee could be without starting running back DeMarco Murray next week when it tried to clinch a playoff spot.
Murray injured his right knee with 2:23 left in the game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Coach Mike Mularkey said his running back will have an MRI, but it doesn't look good.
The Rams lost left guard Rodger Saffold to a rib injury late in the game. Los Angeles safety Marqui Christian also hurt a shoulder.
Depleted Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injury list
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put center T.J. Johnson on injured reserve Saturday with an injured chest muscle, the latest setback to a team already depleted by injuries. They signed running back Jarveon Williams off their practice squad.
Cincinnati (5-8) plays at Minnesota (10-3) on Sunday. The Bengals will be missing both starting cornerbacks — Adam "Pacman" Jones and Dre Kirkpatrick — along with three starting linebackers, including Vontaze Burfict.
Bengals CB Pacman Jones goes on injury list
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals put cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season with a groin injury.
Jones is one of at least six starters who isn't expected to play Sunday against the Bears (3-9) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (5-7) suffered significant losses at cornerback during a 23-20 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night, when Jones got hurt while making an interception.
Woman files protective order against Oklahoma RB Anderson
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A woman has filed a protective order against Oklahoma running back Rodney Anderson in Cleveland County Court.
Court documents say a hearing is scheduled for Dec. 18. An Oklahoma spokesman said the school is aware and gathering information.
Cincinnati Bengals rookie Joe Mixon, offensive line show they can work well together
CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has a promise of dinner for his offensive linemen on the table, and after his big game on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, he’s not backing down from it.
“They can get whatever they want,” Mixon said happily after the Bengals beat the Browns 30-16. A large part of that win was due to Mixon, who rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 51 yards.
Mixon finally hits triple-digits, Bengals get run game going
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon was frustrated.
Accustomed to breaking off big run after big run for Oklahoma, the rookie running back couldn't even get back to the line of scrimmage with the Bengals.
Big plays? Just getting a couple of yards was the best he could do. Finally, he accepted that sometimes that's the way it goes in the NFL, and things started to change.
Thumped again! Mixon, Bengals drub winless Browns 30-16
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon and Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer exchanged jerseys at midfield, two rookies still looking to make their mark in the NFL.
Mixon runs for 114, Bengals beat winless Browns 30-16
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon got frustrated as the subpar games piled up. At times, the rookie running back who picked up 100 yards so easily at Oklahoma couldn't even get to the line of scrimmage.
Against the Browns, he got his long-awaited breakout game.
Bengals’ running game is worst in franchise history so far
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals are celebrating their 50th season.
None has been worse when it comes to their running game.
Cincinnati ranks last in the NFL in running the ball and is on pace to shatter franchise records for ineptitude on the ground. There's no relief in sight for the fading Bengals (3-6) , who play in Denver (3-6) on Sunday.
Bengals sign rookie RB Brian Hill off Falcons practice squad
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals filled their need for a running back by signing Brian Hill off the Falcons practice squad Tuesday.
Hill was a fifth-round pick from Wyoming. He started the season on Atlanta's 53-man roster and played one game on special teams before he was waived and signed to the practice squad.
The Bengals were down to running backs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard after Jeremy Hill went on injured reserve over the weekend with an ankle injury that requires surgery.
Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon scores second touchdown of season Sunday against Jags
Former Oklahoma Sooners and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries and added 15 yards on three catches in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Jaguars.
Mixon put the Bengals on the board late in the first half when he took a zone read around the bend and sneaked into the end zone for a seven-yard score.
This week in Oklahoma State football: Five things to know about Oklahoma
This week ...
No. 5 Oklahoma at No. 11 Oklahoma State
2:30 p.m. Saturday, FS1
Five things to know about Oklahoma
• All eyes on Baker Mayfield. In Big 12 play this season, Mayfield is averaging 10.2 yards per pass attempt to go along with 13 TDs and three interceptions. Last season against the Cowboys, he went 13-for-19 for 288 yards and 3 TDs in a 38-20 win.
DETROIT — Calling out a teammate on social media is a no-no for coach Mike Tomlin as Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant discovered this past week, leading to his benching Sunday night against the Detroit Lions.
Wonder what Tomlin thinks about one of his players using social media to call out an opponent.
Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon frustrated by lack of second-half carries, cites Le’Veon Bell’s workload for Steelers
PITTSBURGH -- Rookie running back Joe Mixon helped set up the Bengals' first touchdown against the Steelers with a 25-yard run in the first half of a 29-14 loss. Then he essentially disappeared.
Mixon did not have a carry in the second half, although quarterback Andy Dalton did throw two passes his way. He voiced his frustration for the Cincinnati running back group after the game.
Former Oklahoma Sooners and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon carried the ball 15 times for 51 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 20-16 win over Buffalo.
Mixon put Cincinnati back on top early in the fourth quarter when he bounced his run outside and got around the edge for a five-yard score. The controversial second-round pick has drawn his fair share of criticism early in the season for underwhelming in a featured role, averaging just 2.8 yards per rush thus far.
Green’s big game rallies Bengals over Bills 20-16 in rain
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals took A.J. Green at his word. They kept throwing his way, even after the ball repeatedly slipped through his wet hands. The elusive receiver found a way to make the difference, just as promised.
Green contributed to three turnovers that kept it close, but he also had a 77-yard touchdown and another long catch that set up the go-ahead score Sunday, rallying Cincinnati to a 20-16 victory over the Buffalo Bills in a steady rain.
Oklahoma RBs Adams, Sermon fill void for NFL departees
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — They aren't quite Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon, but Oklahoma running backs Abdul Adams and Trey Sermon are getting the job done for the third-ranked Sooners.
Bengals offense has new look, familiar 2nd-half problems
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Mixon moved into the role of featured running back, carrying more times than in the first two games combined. A.J. Green became a go-to receiver again, with as many catches as in his first two games.
Mayfield leads No. 2 Oklahoma with unknown supporting cast
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Baker Mayfield is one of the most visible players in college football.
Bengals Preview Capsule
CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-9-1)
New faces: WR John Ross, RB Joe Mixon, LB Kevin Minter, K Randy Bullock.
Key losses: LT Andrew Whitworth, RG Kevin Zeitler, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones (suspended by NFL for first game), LB Vontaze Burfict (suspended for first three games).
Oklahoma sorting out replacements for RBs Perine, Mixon
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — In most cases, replacing two record-holders at one position would be cause for concern.
Oklahoma feels as if it is reloading.
The Sooners need to fill the slots left open when running backs Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon chose to leave early for the NFL. Perine left Oklahoma as the school's all-time rushing leader, and he's climbing the depth chart with the Washington Redskins.
Bengals’ offense has new look with top 2 rookies
CINCINNATI (AP) — John Ross got his diploma. Joe Mixon lost 10 pounds. The Bengals' top rookies spent the last few weeks finishing their college careers and getting ready to try to make an immediate impact in the next one.
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