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Bengals Bites (11/3) - Hello Jeremy Hill

The Bengals needed to lean on rookie Jeremy Hill in the game against the Jaguars. He was up for the challenge in a big way.

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For Cincinnati Bengals, an ugly win is still a win - ESPN
For all of nine seconds Sunday there was a nervous energy inside Paul Brown Stadium. The 19-3 lead the Cincinnati Bengals had built, vanished. Suddenly, the rout was no more as the Jacksonville Jaguars scored on Denard Robinson's 5-yard touchdown run to cut Cincinnati's lead to three. With the fourth quarter entering its midway point, the Bengals needed a jolt.

Cincinnati Bengals RB Jeremy Hill holds court for nearly 45 minutes - ESPN

Receiver Mohamed Sanu has been known to bust a move or two when he scores. In the preseason, he unveiled his version of the "Shmoney" dance, one made popular by rapper Bobby Shmurda. After Hill scored the first of his two touchdowns, he did his version of that dance. So what did Sanu think about Hill's rendition? "Have you seen it?" Sanu asked, smiling. "It's pretty awesome." Hill, who earlier this season did Ickey Woods' "Ickey Shuffle," also pulled off the "Dougie" dance after he scored his second touchdown.

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Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer had barely stepped out of the cold tub after Sunday's 22-17 victory over the Bucs and all he could think of was getting home to study the Bengals.

Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals defeat Jacksonville Jaguars - ESPN

It wasn't the prettiest of wins for the Bengals, particularly considering they were playing the one-win Jaguars. But at this stage of the year, a win is a win. The Bengals will take this 10-point victory and hope it provides a little momentum entering Thursday's game against Cleveland. This win also means the Bengals can win the games they are supposed to win, even when without some of their best players. Running back Giovani Bernard and linebacker Vontaze Burfict were among those who were hurt.

CINCINNATI: Jeremy Hill leads Bengals over Jaguars, 33-23 | Cincinnati Bengals |

Jeremy Hill took the handoff, saw the hole and hit it. Just like that, he was off for a touchdown that would finally decide a sloppy, back-and-forth game. Hill ran 60 yards to the end zone in the fourth quarter Sunday, part of a 154-yard effort that steadied the Cincinnati Bengals to a 33-23 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars and kept them alone atop the AFC North.

Jacksonville Jaguars come up short at Cincinnati Bengals in sloppy game | FOX Sports

Blake Bortles wanted to throw the ball away. Instead, he threw it to safety George Iloka in the end zone. Another interception by the rookie ended Jacksonville's final chance to pull out a win.

Cincinnati Bengals best Jacksonville Jaguars, 33-23  - NY Daily News

Jeremy Hill pulled the Bengals through a game that was sloppy all-around and still in doubt until his big play. The rookie ran for a career-high 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Sunday, including a 60-yarder in the fourth quarter that helped the Cincinnati Bengals hold on for a 33-23 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Recap - November 02, 2014 - ESPN

Jeremy Hill looked around as he walked off the field slowly. The rookie's first big game had just pulled the Bengals through a sloppy day all-around, and he was making sure to take it all in.