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Bengal Bytes (11/27): Bengals' Black Friday

What do the Bengals need to pick up on Black Friday? Is it time for the Rams to cut ties with Jeff Fisher? What is up with the Packers and Eagles?

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Cincinnati Bengals' Black Friday shopping list includes a horseshoe
The Bengals enter the holidays with players searching for their rookie form, better ways to communicate on the field and a little bit of luck.

Hue Jackson's message on Cincinnati Bengals' run game: It's not 2014
Last week, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson made it clear he was done discussing the perception that his rushers were struggling to run the football. But that hasn't made the concern go away for many outside Paul Brown Stadium.

11-26 Bengals practice/injury report: Adam Jones practices; Dalton full participant
Bengals starting cornerback Adam Jones was a limited participant in practice on Thursday, which is a sign that he will likely play in this Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams, while quarterback Andy Dalton was a full participant after being a limited participant on Wednesday.

Cincinnati Bengals Must Handle Aaron Donald in Crucial Rams Matchup
After successive losses, the Cincinnati Bengals' season is threatening to go into a tailspin. In a prime-time display that the Bengals seemingly deliver every season, they suffered their first loss of the season at home to the Houston Texans in Week 10. They followed that up with a less devastating loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Arizona.

Rams vs. Bengals: Full Cincinnati Game Preview
The Cincinnati Bengals return home Thanksgiving weekend looking to recoup momentum and put a two-game skid behind them when they host the St. Louis Rams. Cincinnati once stood as one of the league's lone undefeated teams before taking dives at the hands of the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals, the last one at least a close contest decided by a last-second field goal.

Bengals trip to London doesn't benefit them or city of Cincinnati, just greedy
So the Bengals have been selected by the NFL to play a home game next season in London and several civic leaders say that's a good thing for Cincinnati. It is, how?

Bengals Breakdown: Wk 12 St. Louis
Dan Hoard and Geoff Hobson discuss what it will take for the Bengals to win against St. Louis' stellar D-Line.

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Bengals Breakdown: Wk 12 St. Louis
Dan Hoard and Geoff Hobson discuss what it will take for the Bengals to win against St. Louis' stellar D-Line.

St. Louis Rams' Black Friday shopping list includes four-leaf clover
Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams could use some luck heading into the final weeks of the regular season.

Jeff Fisher: NFL still examining concussion protocols
In the wake of the concussion St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum suffered last week against the Baltimore Ravens and the circumstances under which he stayed in the game, the NFL held a conference call on Tuesday evening to discuss its concussion protocol.

Stedman Bailey in 'very stable condition'
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday that Bailey was out of surgery after several hours, and he'll remain in the ICU for three to five days. Rapoport noted that "doctors are hopeful."

The TST Staff Is Unanimous (Almost?): Get Rid of Fisher
Every year under Fisher the Rams show us hope. They tease us with it before they inevitably submarine their talent with stupid mistakes. Last season, we were hopeful until about Halloween. How do I know this? Because we ran a roundtable very similar to this on 30 October last year.

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Tony Romo of Dallas Cowboys out for season with latest collarbone injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo's return from a broken collarbone lasted less than two games. While X-rays on Romo's reinjured left collarbone were inconclusive Thursday and the Cowboys have planned more tests for Friday, the quarterback is "done for the season," a source close to Romo told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Packers offense out of sync again in ugly Thanksgiving loss to Bears
It turns out Sunday’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings was the exception -- the Green Bay Packers' offense is not back in sync. Here it is in a nutshell: The Packers had four plays from the Chicago Bears' 8-yard line to win the game in the final minute of Thursday's Thanksgiving-night spectacular at Lambeau Field, and Aaron Rodgers couldn't find anyone open on any of them. The Packers lost another game that no one figured they would lose, this one a 17-13 home defeat.

Embarrassing Thanksgiving Day Loss Casts Further Doubt over Chip Kelly's Future
There was a time this season when the Philadelphia Eagles led the NFC East, which seems like more than a fading memory now. It seems like a dirty lie. How could that possibly be true? It’s acceptable to have a foggy memory while fighting sleep because of the mass quantities of turkey you’ve consumed during Thanksgiving Day festivities.

Injuries: Devonta Freeman, DeMarcus Ware likely out
The Atlanta Falcons are preparing to face the Minnesota Vikings without breakout running back Devonta Freeman. Coach Dan Quinn announced during Thursday's press conference that Freeman won't practice as he tries to come back from a concussion he sustained in last week's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The team is preparing to play without him, Quinn said, and rookie Tevin Coleman would see the bulk of the carries out of the backfield in his absence.