Bengals News (9/16): Make it up

Rare Fumble Jolts Joe Mixon in the Battle of Ohio Turf owned by Bengals Backs
Since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999, the Bengals have owned the trenches. Whether on the riverside or the lakefront, the Bengals have always played the ball against the Browns and Cincinnati has a worthy successor in the tradition when it runs back Joe Mixon rides into his seventh Battle of Ohio Thursday night (8:20 am-Cincinnatis Local 12 and NFL Network) on the lake.

Taylor made Takes: Thoughts on Bengal’s head coach Zac Taylor for Week 1 and the upcoming game against the Browns
I thought overall there was a couple we didn’t connect with, but when we got the time I figured we were accurate and the recipients were where they needed to be. There were a few in the field that we didn’t bond with. A lot of the imperfections were ejections or trying to get the ball down while we were engaged to someone else.

Quick hits: The Bengals make a number of squad moves ahead of Thursday night’s Cleveland football game
But Bengal’s head coach Zac Taylor said Bengal’s kicker Randy Bullock is healthy and ready for Thursday night (8:20 am Cincinnatis Channel 12) after injuring his calf while cutting to the right which would have been the bonding target.

The Bengals acquired K Austin Seibert due to exemptions from the Cleveland Browns and signed DE Amani Bledsoe for the active roster.
The Bengals today acquired K Austin Seibert due to exemptions from the Cleveland Browns and signed DE Amani Bledsoe for the active roster. Team G. Xavier Su’a-Filo on the reserve / injured list and waived CB Torry McTyer.

Game Preview: The Bengals head to Cleveland to face the Browns on Thursday night
Cincinnati fell staggeringly to the Chargers in Week 1 when a potential 31-yard Bengals FG sailed far to the right by two seconds. This overshadowed a largely solid debut from Burrow, who, after ups and downs in the first half, helped Cincinnati’s late offensive gain a foothold.

Bengals claim ex-Browns kicker Austin Seibert has waived waivers; I’m still staying with Randy Bullock
Cleveland signed Cody Parkey on the 53-man squad and renounced Seibert on Monday after the player had missed both kicks in a 38-6 loss to Baltimore on Sunday in the second year. Seibert missed a 41-yard field goal and one point after trying, which ricocheted off the left post.

Baker Mayfield meets pressure cooker against rookie Joe Burrow
The Cleveland Browns were unable to slow down Lamar Jackson and equally incapacitated on Sunday’s offensive in a result that increases the stakes for this week’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Joe Burrow looked like a good NFL quarterback on his debut
From the shotgun, Burrow stuffed the ball into it Joe Mixon‘s chest as the two slid towards the scrimmage line. The whole time he kept his eyes down and seemed to improve the charger’s security Desmond King II. When King signed up to run, Burrow drew the ball and threaded an arrow AJ Green for a first down. It was an elementary RPO (run / pass option) game, a brilliant and hugely popular offensive game in the NCAA and NFL, that helped Burrow’s rise from the unannounced transfer to the top pick in the NFL draft.

Bengals RB Mixon vows to make up for the rare fiddling: “I owe the team something”
At 12:20 in a 13-13 game, Mixon took the handover from Joe Burrow and immediately felt the pressure from linebacker Denzel Perryman. The rewind tried to pirouette out of the tackle, and then the ball shot off. Former Bengali Nick Vigil was there to pick up the loose pigskin. Meanwhile, veteran player Kevin Harlan shouted: “He never fumbles, he never fumbles!”

3 Tuesday Bengals Takeaways: 5 Wides Interesting; Ross’ inconsistency; Hard on thin ice?
“You have AJ Green, Tyler Boyd, Tea Higgins, John Ross, Mike Thomas, Auden Tate, Alex Erickson – They want to get these people on the field, “said head coach Zac Taylor.” We have a lot of weapons. You can put them on the field at the same time in the receiving group. We have guns everywhere. It’s just a package that we can use at certain points. “

Around the league

Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson among the Week 1 Players of the Week
At the top of the list, nothing changed for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson when the reigning AP Most Valuable Player won Week 1’s AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second straight year.

Remembering the humble origins of the NFL on its 100th birthday
Two years later, the log reflected that on June 24, 1922, a team owner named George Halas moved to change the club’s name to something more memorable – the National Football League. But that first meeting a century ago in Canton, just over 60 miles south of where the two Ohio teams will be celebrating the anniversary Thursday night, is the starting point of the game we know today.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Packers jump into the top three
Ignorance of a brand new season makes the Power Rankings a particularly volatile place at this time of year. Huge jumps and steep drops are the order of the day. In time we will see a sense of order … but that time is not now.

Pete Carroll plans to get the Seahawks running game underway after Passing Week 1
The Star QB rolled the Atlanta Falcons in a 38:25 win on Sunday, passing 31 of 35 for 322 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile, Seattle only shot the ball 20 times, including three from Wilson. The running backs loaded the rock 16 times for 43 yards.

The holy WR Thomas are now expected to miss several weeks
After initially believing he could survive an ankle injury sustained in Sunday’s win against the Buccaneers, Thomas Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that it will now be a few weeks.

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