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The Bengals are favored over the Titans, but the organization may be playing with heavy hearts.

Andy Lyons

Prediction: Cincinnati Bengals will beat Tennessee Titans - ESPN
Home has been better than sweet for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are going for their 11th consecutive regular-season home win Sunday when the Tennessee Titans visit. If the Bengals do claim another victory, they will set a franchise record for consecutive regular-season home wins.

W2W4: Tennessee Titans vs. Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN

We'll be keeping a close eye on Bengals receiver A.J. Green during warmups Sunday, and you should keep a close eye on how he looks when he steps on the field to actually play. Green said all week that he'd play if his right big toe felt good after Thursday's and Friday's practices. By all accounts, it appears it has. He was listed as probable on the Bengals' pregame injury report, but it appears he will be making the start seven days after he was forced to leave the Bengals' home opener due to pain in his foot.

Cincinnati Bengals mail: Gio Bernard's touches too high? - ESPN

Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill combined to run 42 times for 164 yards in the Cincinnati Bengals' win last week over the Atlanta Falcons. It was the first time the Bengals showed a portion of the vision they had back in May when they drafted Hill in the second round. Heavy with the run was offensive coordinator Hue Jackson's charge all offseason, and it was one that only got amplified with the selection of Hill. Last week's game appeared to send a strong message that when the Bengals believe they can exploit a team's rushing defense, they will.

Rob Bironas, former Titans kicker, killed in car crash

Former Titans kicker Rob Bironas was killed in an overnight car crash in Nashville. He was 36. According to Metro police, Bironas was involved in a single-vehicle crash in the 800 block of Battery Lane around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Jay Gruden calls DeSean Jackson “a very terrible blocker” | ProFootballTalk

We still don't know if Washington's injured receiver DeSean Jackson will play against his old team in Philadelphia on Sunday, but we do know this: Coach Jay Gruden doesn't see much point in Jackson taking the field if he's not at full speed.

Arizona Hail Mary Beats Cal

Arizona erased a 22-point second-half deficit to stun Cal in Tucson tonight with a 47-yard Hail Mary from Anu Solomon to Austin Hill at the final gun.