Bengals seek another turn-around win vs. Bills
It was a Bengals-Bills game at Paul Brown Stadium five years and two months ago when Cincinnati’s rally from a 17-3 deficit to beat undefeated Buffalo gave birth to the A.J. Green-Andy Dalton Era that has spawned five straight post-season berths. The Long Haul at the Paul was their first home win and Sunday’s rematch (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) could be their last chance to keep the first installment of the Green-Dalton Era intact as the 3-5-1 Bengals play the 4-5 Bills in what has become a stop on the Desperation Drive tour.
6-pack of facts about Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills game
Bengals running back Jeremy Hill has rushed for a touchdown in three consecutive games for the first time in his career, but he’s only halfway to Rudi Johnson’s franchise record of six set in 2005.
Bills-Bengals: Game info, stats, notes and a prediction
Series record includes Bills' two playoff losses to Bengals. ... Since the Bengals started the season scoring just four touchdowns in 13 red zone trips they scored 11 TDs in their last 15 trips. ... Buffalo has allowed only 15 TDs in 30 red zone defensive possessions, which ranks sixth in the NFL. ... Bills lost three in row heading into bye. ... Bills are 16-11 all-time coming off bye. ... Buffalo has scored at least 25 points in each of last five games.
AFC North Bytes
Steelers activate Dupree, place Wheaton on IR
The Steelers made a host of roster moves Saturday, most notably promoting outside linebacker Bud Dupree from the team’s injured-reserve list. Dupree required surgery to treat an abdominal injury.
Big Ben's next win in Cleveland matches Browns QB Derek Anderson for most in FirstEnergy Stadium
You may have heard the Browns passed on native Ohioan Ben Roethlisberger in the 2004 draft. If not, there was plenty of conversation this week about it, and the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback reveled in recalling his private workout with then-coach Butch Davis.
Baltimore Ravens Vs. Dallas Cowboys: Bullet Points
It is Game Day and it is a big one. The Baltimore Ravens and the Dallas Cowboys are about to face off. The Baltimore Ravens have never lost to the Dallas Cowboys. The Ravens are 4-0 against Jerry Jones’s Cowboys. John Harbaugh’s Ravens come into this game on a two game winning streak. The Ravens are now 5-4 and have a firm grasp on first place in the AFC North.
Rams declare Troy Hill inactive vs. Dolphins after DUI arrest
The Los Angeles Rams declared cornerback Troy Hill inactive for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins in a statement Saturday following his arrest. Hill was arrested and detained for driving under the influence Saturday morning, Jessica Rice of NBC Los Angeles reports. The defensive back was released after posting $15,000 bail.
Injury roundup: Cowboys' Dez Bryant expected to play
Cowboys star wideout Dez Bryant appeared on the team's injury report on Friday with a back injury but is expected to play today, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Bryant had 11 receptions for 248 yards and two touchdowns in the three games since his return from a knee injury.
AFC playoff picture: Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos rolling
The AFC West Invitational is set to start on Saturday, Jan. 7, unless the rest of the conference gets its act together. This year feels different than 2013, when the division grabbed three playoff berths. Back then, the Chiefs and Chargers were supporting actors in a Broncos star turn. The 2016 versions of the Raiders, Chiefs and Broncos all can make legitimate cases as Super Bowl contenders.
Simms & Lefkoe Podcast: Mike Lombardi, Tony Romo's Future, QB Rankings
It's Episode 89 of The Simms & Lefkoe Podcast! On this week's show, Chris and Adam answer all of the pressing NFL questions heading into Week 11. Are the Dallas Cowboys overrated (10:25)? Where should Tony Romo play next season (16:15)? Did the Los Angeles Rams make the right decision starting Jared Goff this week (42:20)?