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Bengals News (11/22): Browns are motivated to play against Hue Jackson

The Browns are motivated to show their old coach that they are better without him, but the Bengals are trying to get back into the playoff race.

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Notebook: Mixon hits right chord; Hue Day; Speedy Wilson Lifts Green Special Teams
If it’s happened before, it has happened deep in the bowels of NFL history. On Sunday in Paul Brown Stadium (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12), Hue Jackson, the special assistant to Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis, tees it up against the Cleveland team that fired him as head coach less than a month ago.

Bengals Host Fan Appreciation Day this Sunday
The Bengals are celebrating Fan Appreciation Day at Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns (1 p.m.), highlighting the longtime support of fans and Season Ticket Members. 100 Season Ticket Members will be on the field pregame to form the tunnel players run through as they take the field. During halftime, a group of Season Ticket Members will take place in a fan challenge.

Dalton, Lewis Press Conference Transcripts - 11/21
“Yeah. He obviously knows them well. He knows what they’ve done, and he can give us some insights on some stuff. For us, we’re trying to handle it the same way, see what they do on tape and go from there.”

Quick Hits: Green Practices This Week And Could Play; Mixon Scouts Mayfield; Hue Week
Wide receiver A.J. Green is not quite a go and he won’t practice Wednesday, but he’ll practice sometime this week and if his injured toe responds he’ll put the armor on for Sunday’s Battle of Ohio (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium.

Browns players motivated to face Hue Jackson, who's now a Bengals assistant coach
Hue Jackson was fired eight games into the season after a 2-5-1 start, his best in 2.5 years as the Browns' coach. He left Cleveland with a 3-36-1 mark and the 0.088 winning percentage was the worst in team history. But Jackson wasn't out of work long; several weeks later he joined the Bengals' coaching staff as a special assistant to coach Marvin Lewis.

Browns vs. Bengals: Somewhere Paul Brown Is Smiling
founded and coached will play each other for the 90th time in their all-time series. It’s been a lopsided series, especially in this century, and it’s tilted decisively towards the team Brown founded and coached after he was fired by the other team he founded and coached _ the team that to this day bears his name.

Cordy Glenn pops up on Bengals injury report, A.J. Green still out
The Cincinnati Bengals have a new injury concern with left tackle Cordy Glenn popping up on the injury report as “out” Wednesday due to a back injury.

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Adrian Peterson Is Still the Same AP
At 33, he defied the odds with his comeback. Yet, his image remains sullied from a corporal punishment case involving his son. What has Peterson learned since the days of All Day? That there are lessons in his flaws.

Drew Brees, Patrick Mahomes Lead All Players in 1st 2019 Pro Bowl Voting Update
Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network provided the update Wednesday, noting Brees is followed in the top five by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner and New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley.

What the Chiefs-Rams Game Means for the League
The Chiefs and Rams have set the precedent for an exciting new future in the NFL, both on offense and defense (2:00). On this week’s Take Shop, can the Bears still win the NFC North with Chase Daniel, and can teams win back-to-back Super Bowls in the modern NFL? (17:00) Plus the three biggest games of the week, and the growing trend of more teams drafting first-round quarterbacks (31:00).

Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Week 12 NFL Picks
The 2018 NFL season is no longer young. It was old enough to drive and shave in October, and now it has started a real job and is adulting on the daily. It's supposed to have its act together, but that hasn't made things any more predictable.