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Bengals News (11/19): Andy Dalton is in need of A.J. Green’s return

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Andy Dalton has seriously struggled without his A.J. Green out there.

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Should Bengals find silver lining in loss to Ravens?
It wasn’t a total disaster, like the outings against the Chiefs and Saints, and that’s probably why the Bengals’ defensive players weren't hanging their heads in the locker room after the game. The mood certainly was lighter than it had been in the weeks prior to defensive coordinator Teryl Austin’s ouster.

Bengals seek answers after loss to Ravens drops them to .500
BALTIMORE (AP) — A once-promising season is spiraling dangerously out of control, and the Cincinnati Bengals can’t even agree on the proper path to turning themselves back into a postseason contender.

Bengals seek answers after loss to Ravens drops them to .500
BALTIMORE (AP) — A once-promising season is spiraling dangerously out of control, and the Cincinnati Bengals can’t even agree on the proper path to turning themselves back into a postseason contender.

Jackson carries 27 times, lifts Ravens past Bengals 24-21
In the days leading up to his first NFL start, Lamar Jackson experienced a stomach ache and insomnia. When the rookie quarterback finally got on the field, Jackson inflicted a whole lot of pain on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Sinking Bengals seek answers before it's too late
After watching his team give up more than 500 yards in total offense in three straight games, most in the Super Bowl era, coach Marvin Lewis fired defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and took over the unit.

Lamar Jackson leaves Baltimore Ravens with plenty of questions at QB
BALTIMORE – Lamar Jackson slouched in a chair, still fully dressed in a sweat-soaked, grass-stained all-black uniform, listening as his head coach stood at the podium a few feet away and gushed about the quarterback’s play in the first start of his career.

Dalton, Bengals Finding Life Tough Without Green
BALTIMORE _ A.J. Green made the trip. But they could use him at home this Sunday and play Cleveland at Paul Brown Stadium. The 24-21 loss to the Ravens showed simply that the Bengals haven’t been able to come near replacing Green in the two games he’s sat out with an injured toe.

Bengals Defense Sees A Glimmer Down The Stretch
BALTIMORE _ Marvin Lewis admitted he had to get used to pushing the right buttons and left end Carlos Dunlap admitted giving up 265 rushing yards was just too many and linebacker Hardy Nickerson admitted he’d like some snaps back on another day the Bengals allowed half its 16 third-down conversions

Quick Hits: Lewis Heartened By Defense; Bengals Get Kicked; Ravens Stuff Run; Shawn Speaks
But instead of being dejected by the Ravens’ 265 rushing yards that is the most allowed in his 16 seasons as Bengals head coach, Marvin Lewis is energized by how the defense responded in its first game under his command.

Postgame Quotes: Week 11 At Baltimore
“It’s hard for me to say right now. I have to look at the tape. We just had to make sure we stayed sound in the gaps and so forth. A couple of times we had the first guy there and made the tackle. But when we started to run the leverage with him and not wait for him, then we got him on the ground. We can’t wait. We have to run and go take the leverage with him and get his legs down. It’s option football, and everybody has to stay sound in their responsibilities all the way through. That’s what matters. But, he has a big run on the quarterback draw. Probably the biggest run all day. We just had to get guys understanding the change at quarterback.”

Comeback Falls Short In 24-21 Loss
It doesn’t help when you can’t hit a tying field goal with 4:04 left, either, and that’s what Randy Bullock sailed his 52-yard bid that would have tied it at 24. Moments before quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver Tyler Boyd pumped life back into them when they channeled last season’s finale and hit a 32-yarder down the seam on third-and-12.

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