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Bengals Bites (10/22) - Ticket Issues

The talk of blackouts and empty stadiums is heating up as the Bengals have a stretch of home games coming up. The Ravens and Bengals seem to be trending in opposite directions.

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With three home games in 12 days, Bengals are facing blackouts | ProFootballTalk
"We still have tickets available for each of the three games and are working hard to sell as many as we can and get the games on TV," Bengals ticket sales manager Andrew Brown said.

A.J. Green of Cincinnati Bengals says he's 'up in the air' for Sunday's game - ESPN
Bengals Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green said in an interview on NFL Network's "NFL AM" on Tuesday morning that his return from a right big toe injury is "still up in the air," but that the injury is progressing nicely. "It definitely feels better," Green said, backing up comments coach Marvin Lewis made Monday.

How can the Bengals fix run defense?
After allowing just 95.5 yards per game on the ground in the first two games, in part because of getting big leads, the Bengals allowed their last four opponents to average 171.8 yards per game on the ground.

Cincinnati Bengals staggered by horrid performance
Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was going over the Bengals' many offensive failures with a group of reporters in his office on Monday afternoon when there was a knock on the door. "Come in," Jackson said. The handle jiggled. The door stayed closed. "It's locked," Andy Dalton said from the other side of the door.

Rice has filed grievance against Ravens | ProFootballTalk
The Ray Rice litigation tree officially has sprouted another branch. Per multiple sources, Rice has filed a grievance against the Ravens challenging the team's decision to terminate his contract on September 8.

Since opening game, Ravens and Bengals are heading in opposite directions - Baltimore Sun
Just over six weeks ago, the Bengals opened the season with a 23-16 victory over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. As they prepare to meet again Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium with first place in the AFC North on the line, the two teams are seemingly headed in opposite directions.

Cincinnati Bengal Morning Takes: Restoring the mojo - ESPN
Perhaps the most frustrating part about the Cincinnati Bengals' recent three-game downturn is that they have already shown this season they can be a really good team. After being dominant during a 3-0 start to the season, their confidence was sky high. The belief in them was even higher, as some publications started ranking them first in their weekly power ranking polls.