Week In Review: Mixon Embraces Heavy Workload As Prep Continues For The Ravens
Running back Joe Mixon just wants to help. And he doesn’t care how. He’d like to catch more passes, no question about it. But what he’d really love to do is get the Bengals’ last-ranked run game slaloming downhill when they play the best running team in the game Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium against the Ravens.
A.J. Green Vows To Return In 2019 Despite Setback
A glum A.J. Green didn’t practice Thursday and he indicated that his swollen ankle is going to take him out of Sunday’s game against the Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium. Now he’s not sure when he’ll make his first appearance or even when he’ll practice again, but he still thinks he’ll play in 2019.
A Jim LeClair Appreciation: "God Made Him To Be A Football Player"
Bengaldom takes a timeout this week to mourn the passing of Jim LeClair, the latter-day Cincinnati strongman who captained the Bengals’ first Super Bowl defense with a physical ferocity that once allowed him to pin a loss on an undefeated 457-pound bear in their fateful wrestling match.
Running Backs Coach Jemal Singleton Nominated For 2019 NFL Salute to Service Award
The Bengals announced that running backs coach Jemal Singleton has been nominated for the NFL’s 2019 Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. The Salute to Service Award annually recognizes NFL players, coaches, personnel and alumni who demonstrate an exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community, as nominated by NFL clubs.
Matchup Of The Game: Cat and Mouse Game All Day
The last time a Bengals rookie quarterback made his first NFL start in Cincinnati was back on Nov. 27, 1992. It’s not often you see one of these central casting matchups, either. With six Pro Bowls and one NFL title, Ravens safety Earl Thomas has one more ring than Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley has NFL regular-season snaps in what is one of Sunday’s more intriguing storylines.
Coaches Always Make Bengals-Ravens A Kick
Cornerback Tony McRae, who has played for both the Bengals and the Ravens, has a unique look into that intriguing special teams mirror both teams share at the top of the NFL when they meet Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. McRae, who has been a staple as a leading player in the Bengals’ burgeoning kick teams ranked No. 1 by at least one web site, has one of the two teams’ connections.
Other Noteworthy Items
- Watch GEICO Locker Room Interviews with CB Dre Kirkpatrick, LB Preston Brown and C Billy Price.
- View photo galleries of the best of the first half and practice on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
- In this week's Taylor-Made Takes, head coach Zac Taylor discussed facing the Ravens, what Finley brings to the table and how the team responded to the bye week.
- A look a some of the under-the-radar players who have taken advantage of the opportunity in the first half of the season.