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Lewis, Jackson Embark on Division of Labor
The Bengals got a B-12 shot Tuesday for the stretch run when Hue Jackson blew back into the building with his signature rampaging enthusiasm. Jackson, just two weeks removed from his ouster as head coach of the Cleveland Browns, returned to the stadium named after the first coach fired by the Cleveland Browns and settled into his fifth Paul Brown Stadium office.

Bengals Donate $250,000 for South Avondale Field
The Bengals and the National Football League Foundation Grassroots Program teamed up to contribute $250,000 to Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC), who will install a synthetic turf field at South Avondale School.

Game Preview: Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens
Setting the scene: The Cincinnati Bengals this week travel to Baltimore to play the Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. On the line will be at least temporary control of the second spot in the AFC North Division and a leg up over a division rival in the pursuit of a playoff berth.

Atkins Looks to Give Back this Holiday Season
Geno Atkins and his wife Kristen understand how difficult the holidays can be for those in need, and want to do what they can to make the time a little brighter for deserving families and individuals.

Hue Jackson Named Special Assistant to the Head Coach
"I have a great comfort level with Hue and his ability to assist me with the day-to-day responsibilities on defense, including analyzing our opponents and helping me on game days with the players and defensive coaches,” Lewis said.

Ex-Browns coach Hue Jackson joins Bengals staff
The 53-year-old coach has history with Lewis and with the Cincinnati franchise. Jackson was Lewis' wide receivers coach from 2004 to 2006. After one season as the Oakland Raiders head coach in 2010, Jackson returned to the Cincy coaching staff for four seasons, during which he was a secondary assistant, special teams coach, running backs coach and offensive coordinator.

Hue Jackson back in the AFC North, hired by Cincinnati Bengals
Well, that didn’t take long. Just two weeks after being relieved of his duties as the Cleveland Browns head coach, Hue Jackson is employed. The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Tuesday that Jackson would be returning to their staff, this time as a Special Assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis. Jackson spent 2012 and 2013 as a defensive assistant in Cincinnati and 2014 and 2015 as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Marvin Lewis' plan to fix Bengals? Bring back Hue Jackson
Lewis and Jackson have an incredibly close relationship and talk on the phone almost every week. Lewis probably trusts Jackson as much as anyone he ever has had on staff, enough to bring him back to the fold three separate times. He’s going to need that now that he’s down a staff member.

PFF dive: Mixon's uptick, LB downgrade
Joe Mixon. He enjoyed his highest graded game of the season against the Saints, but also his fewest snaps. That primarily comes by virtue of only managing 43 snaps on offense as a whole. Still, Mixon has played well, in particular, the last two games in establishing himself as a factor with the ball. Not only is he averaging 5.8 yards per carry, but 3.1 yards after contact per carry the last two weeks. That’s well above his season average of 2.62.

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Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Joe Thomas Says Level of QB Play Makes NFL Fun
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Chiefs vs. Rams MNF Moved from Mexico City to LA Due to Field Conditions
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Le'Veon Bell Ineligible to Return in 2018 After Failing to Report to Steelers
Leading up to the pivotal day, it looked like Bell would opt to miss the rest of the campaign rather than sign his franchise tag tender. Schefter reported Saturday the three-time Pro Bowler was "unlikely" to show up.

NFL MVP Odds 2018: Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees Top Betting Favorites
According to OddsShark, Mahomes leads the pack at -125 (bet $125 to win $100), while Brees sits at +150. Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley is third on the list at +600. The trio of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Saints running back Alvin Kamara and Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers are fourth, all the way back at +1600.