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Bengals Bytes (12/10): Misery loves company

Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson have coped with disappointing seasons together. The Browns and Ravens could be headed to London in 2017. A look at the MVP race with four weeks remaining.

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Former Bengals coach Sam Wyche appreciates the simplest things after surviving heart transplan

From a distance, Wyche says he's pulling for the Browns to avert a winless season. The Bengals, Wyche’s former team, which he coached to the Super Bowl in the 1988 season, are the first of the Browns’ last four opponents as Jackson strives to avert an historic winless season.

Marvin Lewis on life after coaching, keeping a team together and more

Every season is different, said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, and his coaching tactics and philosophy continue to evolve after 14 seasons as head coach.

Friendship helps Marvin Lewis, Hue Jackson deal with losing

The 2016 season hasn't been easy for Bengals coach Marvin Lewis or Browns coach Hue Jackson, but their bond has allowed them to endure together.

Matchup of the Game: Bengals hope to bake Lake with another run

There have been wars, recessions, four presidents, a century turned and no matter the headlines the Bengals have always been able to run the ball on the Browns and they’ll need another big day on the ground Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) with one to three inches of snow predicted on The Lake.

Green, Wright, Gilberry ruled out for Browns

You can get a head start on the inactive list after the Bengals ruled out five players for Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Cleveland. The upshot is that rookie wide receiver Cody Core could make his first NFL start if the Bengals start out with three wide receivers since they only have four available after James Wright (knee) joined A.J. Green (hamstring) in the out category.

By The Numbers Game Preview: Week 14

The first time Bengals founder Paul Brown returned to Cleveland as a head coach seven years after Browns owner Art Modell fired him, the Bengals lost a tight one, 30-27, on Oct. 11, 1970. But they bounced back with a 14-10 win on Nov. 15 in front of the first crowd of 60,000 (60,007) at Riverfront Stadium.

Doc's barstool conversation with Marvin Lewis

We haven’t made enough plays. We haven’t closed out a game, we haven’t scored in the fourth quarter. That’s what it comes down to. I’ve had it posted five weeks in a row: Win The Fourth Quarter. That’s what disappoints me. That’s what disappoints everyone.

Bengals at Browns: 3 keys, predictions

What made the Bengals' first win against Cleveland a blowout was the breakout performance from Jeremy Hill on the ground. He set a team record for most yards on fewer than 10 carries when he rushed nine times for 168 yards and a touchdown. Hill’s enjoyed a collection of his best days as a pro against the Browns. Especially if snow, slop and wind become part of the equation, the offense will need to take advantage of the ground game. Certainly, more efficient production than the 23 rushes for 33 yards Hill put up last week against the Eagles.

Bengals in Focus with PFF: RB performance

Every week, we sit down to talk Bengals with a lead analyst at Pro Football Focus, an advanced analytics website headquartered in Cincinnati off Main St. in Over-the-Rhine. PFF is a service used by 19 out of the 32 NFL teams which analyzes every player on every play of every game to aid in game research. This week, we talk to senior analyst Mike Renner about grades of the Bengals' running backs this season.

AFC North Post

Cleveland Browns may be headed to London for 2017 game

The Browns could be among the teams headed to England in 2017 as part of the NFL's series of regular-season games there, has learned. The NFL will announce the four matchups on Tuesday morning.

John Harbaugh: Baltimore Ravens’ trickery different than New England Patriots ‘deceptive’ formation

John Harbaugh explained on Thursday the difference between the rules loophole his Ravens exploited recently and the one the Patriots exploited in the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoff Game that caused him to cry, “Foul.”

Opponent Breakdown: Buffalo Bills

he Bills are No. 1 in the NFL in rushing (161.9 yards per game) and No. 32 in passing (181.5). No NFL team has finished a season at the top in rushing and at the bottom in passing since the 2006 Falcons. The Ravens (2003) and the Bills (1973, 1962) have also finished first in their leagues in rushing and last in passing.

Random Bytes

The NFL is adding another London game for the 2017 season

The NFL will be expanding its menu of American football in London (and breakfast football in America) in 2017. The league announced on Friday that its slate of games across the pond will bump from three to four next season.

Philadelphia Eagles' Dorial Green-Beckham fined for non-existent 'Yeezy Foundation' cleats

Eagles wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was fined $6,076 for wearing cleats in the name of "the Yeezy Foundation," which apparently does not exist. Players across the league took part in the My Cause, My Cleats campaign in Week 13 in which they wore designer cleats that helped promote charities and social issues that they care about.

MVP rankings: Who's leading race for top honor in Week 14?

Now that we've hit the stretch run for the 2016 NFL season, Gregg Rosenthal will handicap the MVP race each Friday until the end of the regular season.

Jeff Fisher, Les Snead dismiss rumors of rift inside LA Rams

Although Jeff Fisher and Les Snead are both disappointed in the Los Angeles Rams' performance during their five-year tenure, the coach and the general manager both insist those feelings aren't personal. Fisher and Snead dismissed widespread speculation about the health of their partnership Friday, saying they work together closely and professionally. If they're allowed to return for a sixth season, the Rams' top two football men insist they can do it effectively.

Week 14 Cheat Sheet

Can Aaron Rodgers continue his hot run of play against Russell Wilson and the Seahawks? Here's everything you need to know in that game, and more, in this week's Cheat Sheet.