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Bengals Bites (11/22) - Dalton Poised For Big Week

Some experts think the matchup of Andy Dalton in Houston is favorable for the Bengals quarterback. Raiders fans want their coach back, The Bengals hit "Rock Bottom".

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Dalton poised for big week against Texans
Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals at Texans. Yeah, I'm probably crazy for recommending Dalton, despite his unexpected rebound in New Orleans last week. But with a healthy A.J. Green anchoring a salty receiving corps, and the Texans' porous secondary on tap, Dalton will have every opportunity to continue his road heroics.

Raiders fans buy newspaper ad calling for return of Hue Jackson | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders aren't getting much else done, but at least they're sparking the local economy. Via, a group of Raiders fans bought a quarter page ad in the Oakland Tribune, asking for the team to bring back Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as the team's next head coach.

HOUSTON: Bengals' Dalton looks for 1st win against Texans | Cincinnati Bengals |
Andy Dalton doesn't have many good memories of playing in his hometown since being drafted in 2011. The Cincinnati quarterback is 0-3 against the Texans, including two playoff losses in Houston. It's something that will certainly be on his mind when he and the Bengals meet the Texans on Sunday.

Marvin Lewis: Cincinnati Bengals Hit 'Rock Bottom' In Week 10
"Sometimes you gotta hit rock bottom before you can go all the way back up to the top, and we certainly were at rock bottom a few weeks ago on Thursday night," Lewis said.

Behind Enemy (Side)lines: Cincinnati Bengals
"Jeremy Hill has become a huge weapon for him in the last month. With Giovani Bernard out of the lineup, they’ve gone with the rookie from LSU. He’s been as advertised: a big, physical back, 230 pounds, in the Corey Dillon/Icky Woods line of tradition that the Bengals have here of big backs. The more they run the ball, the more they keep their battered defense off the field and the more they open it up for their playmaker on the outside, A.J. Green."

Bill O’Brien: No setback for Arian Foster | ProFootballTalk
Texans running back Arian Foster was able to practice in a limited fashion on Wednesday, raising hope that he'd be back in the lineup this weekend after missing the team's Week 11 victory against the Browns with a groin injury.