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Bengals Bytes (11/28): Hold on

The Bengals were victims of an annoying technicality. Robert Griffin III had his money stolen during the game. Is Derek Carr having an MVP season?

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Nugent misses again; Kirkpatrick says his piece about Smith, Sr.

Mike Nugent owns up after missing another extra point, Bengals corner Dre Kirkpatrick unloads on Ravens wideout Steve Smith, Sr., and a key fourth-down conversion helps the Ravens.

Quick hits: Help wanted; Red-zone woes; Another PAT miss

BALTIMORE - Head coach Marvin Lewis told his team the saddest of possible words in an NFL play-off race after Sunday’s 19-14 loss to the Ravens left the Bengals 3-7-1 and gasping behind the 6-5 Steelers and Ravens with five games left.

A Leg Up On The Competition

The Bengals lost by a foot on Sunday. The one attached to the right leg of Justin Tucker. Baltimore’s kicker drilled four field goals, including blasts from 52, 54, and 57 yards in the Ravens’ 19-14 win

Bengals at Ravens Postgame Quotes

I’m disappointed for our guys. They fought their tails off in a football game where, for some reason, we allowed the first score. Then, we get the field position, play-in, and end up with a field goal and 10 points. We fought back in the football game and had opportunities. We got the turnover defensively and then end up with a mistake on the snap and not being able to field it. That’s a huge error in the football game to not get points.

Instant analysis: Why Ravens beat Bengals

Simply, the Cincinnati Bengals couldn’t score enough, and when it mattered most in a 19-14 loss to Baltimore. There is a worthy question to ask about not taking a holding penalty on Baltimore that led to a 57-yard field goal that made it 16-3 going into the half, but the offense hurt itself on three first-half possessions: the opening drive, where a hold on Tyler Eifert wiped out a first-down catch by Tyler Boyd; a lost fumble on an early snap inside the Ravens’ red zone; and a timeout following a first down that allowed a Baltimore challenge that wound up forcing a Bengals punt.

Doc: Bengals headed for 10-loss season

Five weeks from now, when this lamentable, downbound Bengals train pulls into the station, it will arrive just slightly behind schedule. The train will have been almost on time every week, only to have had something go wrong. Here it comes now, the Bengals train to 5-10-1, arriving slightly late to the blessed offseason.

AFC North Bytes

Ravens' C.J. Mosley talks first career win against Bengals

Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley had never beaten the Bengals in his NFL career. He spoke with CSN's Brent Harris about how the Ravens finally beat Cincinnati.

Robert Griffin III's Girlfriend Tweets They Had Money Stolen from Browns Garage

The problems for the Cleveland Browns have extended beyond the football field. Quarterback Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend, Grete Sadeiko, reportedly had money stolen from their car during Sunday's game. Sadeiko described the situation on her Twitter account

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger looks to continue impressive December stats, secure playoff berth

When the Pittsburgh Steelers face the New York Giants next week, it will mark quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s thirteenth December in the National Football League. In the golden age of the signal caller’s career, he is orchestrating the best football of his prestigious career.

Random Bytes

Sean Taylor died 9 years ago today

On Nov. 27, 2007, Sean Taylor died from a gunshot wound he suffered while protecting his family from a home intruder. Nine years later, Taylor’s legacy lives on and he’s still remembered as one of the most talented safeties in NFL history.

Gary Kubiak on FG call: 'We're going to try to win'

From Kansas City's 44-yard line, Gary Kubiak had a choice to make on fourth-and-10 with the game locked up in a 27-27 tie late in overtime. Kubiak could have gone for it. He could have punted. Instead, the Denver coach sent Brandon McManus out for a 62-yard, game-winning field goal try.

Patriots vs. Jets: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 Regular Season

With his knee and thigh swollen, Tom Brady finally showed signs of mortality Sunday. The New England Patriots did not. New England's defense clamped down on a stagnant New York Jets offense, and Brady found Malcolm Mitchell for a game-winning touchdown, as the Patriots squeezed out a 22-17 win Sunday.

Simms in 60: No One Deserves MVP Award More Than Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr

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