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Bengal Bytes (11/29): Too little, too late

Deone Bucannon gets fined for his illegal hit on A.J. Green that wasn't called on Monday Night. The Rams will have two inexperienced interior offensive linemen trying to slow down Geno Atkins. Cam Newton is still a little sore about the controversy surrounding his college days.

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Todd Gurley poses big challenge to Cincinnati Bengals' rush defense
The Cincinnati Bengals (8-2) hope to get back on track at 1 p.m. ET Sunday when they play host to the St. Louis Rams (4-6). Here are things to watch for during the game.

Bucannon gets big fine for hit on defenseless receiver
Deone Bucannon of the Cardinals has been fined $23,152 for a hit on a defenseless receiver in last week’s win over the Bengals. Bucannon hit A.J. Green on a pass over the middle was not flagged.

5 things to watch, consider for Rams game and a prediction
Here are five things to watch, consider and take note about for Sunday's Bengals game against the St. Louis Rams, which will kick off at 1 p.m. in Paul Brown Stadium, and my prediction at the bottom.

Bengals try to avoid 1st 3-game skid since '12 vs shaky Rams
The four-game lead in the loss column has been trimmed in half. Consecutive losses in prime time have fans wondering about the Bengals all over again. Is this the start of another second-half slide? Cincinnati (8-2) has a chance to calm them down on Sunday.

How can the St. Louis Rams upset the Cincinnati Bengals? | Watch the video
Watch the video How can the St. Louis Rams upset the Cincinnati Bengals? on Yahoo Sports . The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses how the St. Louis Rams can upset the favored Cincinnati Bengals in their Week 12 matchup.

Behind Enemy Line

Red zone success key in St. Louis Rams-Cincinnati Bengals matchup
The St. Louis Rams and Cincinnati Bengals kick off Sunday at 1 p.m. ET at Paul Brown Stadium. Here are three things to watch in that matchup.

St. Louis Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals: What's the Game Plan for St. Louis?
The St. Louis Rams (4-6) will travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (8-2) Sunday. It’s a must-win scenario for the Rams, who are looking for anything positive to cling to.

Rams running back Todd Gurley soars in Pro Bowl voting
Earlier this week, the NFL announced the leading vote-getters for the 2016 Pro Bowl. As you can imagine, there are familiar names such as Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Aaron Rodgers leading the way. The 4-6 St. Louis Rams don't have much in the way of representation, but there is a certain rookie sensation making some noise.

On guard: Rams turn to Demetrius Rhaney, Cody Wichmann to handle interior OL spots
In what has become a seemingly never-ending game of musical offensive linemen, the St. Louis Rams will likely have two inexperienced starters at both guard spots against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Random Bytes

Cam Newton to Pay-for-Play Alabama Heckler: 'I'll Slap the S--t out of You'
Before he was dominating the NFL with the Carolina Panthers—and setting the world ablaze with his touchdown celebrations—Cam Newton was at the center of a pay-for-play controversy. That’s in the past now, and Newton was cleared. But the issue clearly still bothers him.

NFL Week 12: Everything You Need to Know for Sunday's Games
We're already in Week 12 of the 2015 NFL season, and the playoffs are approaching rapidly. In fact, one team—the Carolina Panthers—can clinch a postseason slot without even being in action. If the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers each lose or tie Sunday, Carolina is in the dance. This is because the Panthers improved to 11-0 on Thursday. Two other teams—the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions—also managed to win on Thanksgiving.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 12
Start 'Em & Sit 'Em is the ultimate look at the weekly NFL matchups and how they'll affect your fantasy football team. All starts and sits are based on standard scoring leagues. Obvious fantasy starters like Aaron Rodgers and Adrian Peterson will not be featured. For your final lineup decisions, check our lineup rankings.

Key injury updates for fantasy football Week 12
Injury concerns regarding players heading into the Sunday and Monday games can be critical. Each week, this Saturday blog entry will be dedicated to those who appear on the official Friday NFL injury report and how their statuses may impact fantasy teams.