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Bengals' Randy Bullock: Misses only attempt in loss
Bullock missed his lone field-goal attempt but converted all three of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Ravens.
Bullock's lone 52-yard field-goal try came with less than four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but he was unable to sail it between the uprights. The veteran has not attempted more than one field goal in five straight games, and Bullock will look to bounce back against the Browns in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Sam Hubbard: Notches sack Sunday
Hubbard recorded five tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Hubbard's five solo tackles were his most on the season, and his sack gives him three this year. He's been seeing an increase in snaps the past few weeks and has turned in two sacks in the last three games as a result. He'll look to continue his strong play and earn more snaps in Week 12, when the Bengals take on the Browns.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Hardy Nickerson: Tallies 11 tackles in loss
Nickerson recorded 11 tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Nickerson drew the start Sunday in place of Preston Brown (leg) despite seeing just 36 defensive snaps the last three weeks combined. He didn't disappoint, putting up a career high in tackles. Through 10 games this season Nickerson has 38 tackles (25 solo) and a pass defensed.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Shawn Williams: Notches fourth interception Sunday
Williams recorded 11 tackles (nine solo) and an interception in Sunday's loss to Baltimore.
Williams is now tied for second in the league in interceptions on the season, and he's set a career high in the process. He also recorded double-digit tackles for the third time in four weeks. Through 10 games, Williams has 67 tackles (46 solo), including one sack, six passes defensed (including four interceptions) and a forced fumble.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Joe Mixon: Barrels into end zone
Mixon ran for 14 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and added three catches for 38 yards during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
Mixon tied the game up early in the second quarter when he followed his fullback and pushed into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown. The Ravens beat up the Bengals' ground game as Andy Dalton's 29 rushing yards ended up leading the team. Mixon's weak outing snapped a four-game span in which he averaged at least 5.5 yards per carry thrice. Even with the return of Giovani Bernard, Mixon has a stranglehold on carries in Cincinnati and has scored in four of his last six games. He'll be counted on next Sunday against a Browns defense that is tough against the pass but gives up 4.7 yards per carry.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Giovani Bernard: Gathers 25 yards
Bernard caught all four of his targets for 20 yards and added five yards on two carries during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
Sunday provided a slight uptick for Bernard as he comes back from his knee injury, with six touches as compared to four from Week 10. He manged to gain fewer yards, however. He's had a tough few games to judge him fairly, though. The Ravens bottled up the run game Sunday, and last week, the Saints were up by too much for Cincinnati's run game to matter all that much. Still, he trails Joe Mixon in touches 28 to 10 since returning. He is unlikely to get enough touches to be too much of a factor next Sunday against a Browns defense giving up 4.7 yards per carry.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Tyler Boyd: Picks up 71 yards in loss
Boyd caught four of 11 targets for 71 yards during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
Boyd delivered big in the opening seconds of the second quarter, helping convert a 3rd and long with a 29-yard reception down field, setting up a Joe Mixon touchdown run. Boyd has been the man in A.J. Green's (foot) absence, seeing 15 total targets, including a team-high 11 on Sunday. Expect those targets to keep coming against a tough Browns defense next in Week 12.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' John Ross: Finds end zone again
Ross caught two of seven targets for 27 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
Ross' primary contribution came midway through the third quarter when he beat his man up the sideline and then came back for the lofted Andy Dalton pass, a 22-yard touchdown throw. It was Ross' second score in as many weeks with A.J. Green (foot) out of the lineup. In that time, Ross has done little else, managing just four total receptions, but it's clear that the Bengals are trying to emphasize him in the offense. He has 13 targets in two games with Green out, as compared to 16 in his five previous games. Next up is a Browns defense that has given up plenty of passing yards this season, but that has otherwise challenged opposing passing offenses with turnovers.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Andy Dalton: Connects for two scores
Dalton completed 19 of 36 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore. He added a team-leading 29 yards on two carries.
Life without A.J. Green (foot) looked a little better on Sunday, as Dalton appeared to have improved chemistry with his other targets. That included John Ross, with whom he hooked up for a 22-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, putting Cincy up by eight. It was the second time the two hooked up for a score in as many weeks. Still, it's obvious that the loss of Green temporarily hurts Dalton's value. Dalton has completed just 55.3% of his passes over the past two weeks, as compared to 63.4% in eight games with Green. Moreover, he's posted 6.5 yards per attempt without Green, as compared to 7.2 with him. Baltimore represented a tough test, and things won't get easier in Week 12 against a Cleveland pass defense third in the league in opponent passer rating.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Tyler Boyd: Primary option Week 11
Boyd is once again in line to serve as a primary target in the passing game with A.J. Green (toe) listed as inactive Sunday against the Ravens.
Boyd has seen a snap share of 93 percent or greater in each of the last four weeks, but he led that category for just the second time all season in Week 10 with A.J. Green (toe) out. Green will sit yet again Sunday, and while fellow receiver John Ross (groin) is listed as active as well, Boyd should see plenty of time on the field. He failed to take advantage of this opportunity last week against New Orleans -- seeing only four targets in the passing game -- but much of that can be attributed to the blowout nature of a game that Cincinnati was never really competitive in. Expect more targets Sunday afternoon, though it is worth noting that Baltimore sports the fifth-best defense against wide receivers in PPR formats, and sixth-best in standard leagues. Boyd's upside comes largely from expected volume in an offense that can only go up after a dreadful Week 10 performance.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Hardy Nickerson: Starting versus Ravens
Nickerson will start at middle linebacker in Sunday's game versus the Ravens.
With Preston Brown (knee) inactive, Nickerson will make his fifth NFL start. Nickerson got plenty of work over the first three weeks of the year, making 19 tackles and breaking up a pass, but he's been largely relegated to the bench since then. He'll get the first crack at rookie starting quarterback Lamar Jackson.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' Vontaze Burfict: Back in action
Burfict (hip) will make his return Sunday against the Ravens.
Burfict practiced on a limited basis each day this week, representing an improvement from the past several weeks where he was ruled out prior to the official release of the inactive list. While his exact snap count will be uncertain due to injury, Burfict should at least see some playing time with multiple starting linebackers including Nick Vigil (knee) and Preston Brown (leg) on the inactive list.... See More ... See Less
Bengals' John Ross: Active status confirmed
Ross (groin) is active Sunday against the Ravens.
Ross was limited in practice the first two days this week, but suiting up in full Friday signaled the wideout would likely be ready for the Week 11 matchup. With A.J. Green (toe) inactive last week against the Saints, Ross saw his most snaps (36) since Week 2, trailing only Tyler Boyd in terms of wide receiver snap share. Look for a similar alignment this week against a Baltimore defense giving up the fifth-least fantasy points per game to wide receivers (PPR formats), as Green is once again listed as inactive, leaving Boyd and Ross as the likely starting receiver duo.... See More ... See Less
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