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Bengals News (11/29): Cincinnati collects over 60,000 meals during canned food drive

The Bengals collected plenty of canned foods in order to help out those less fortunate.

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Notebook: Joe Looks To Jolt Offense; Savage Game
No one is going to ever point to Bengals running back Joe Mixon and say the man has tanked it. Just look at last Sunday’s second half against the Browns, an all-out effort that yielded 89 yards rushing and 66 yards receiving despite that 28-0 hole.

Green Day
A smiling Green met the media Wednesday with, “Hey, I can talk to you now,” because he’s ready to play Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) against the Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium now that his injured toe has healed. The three-game losing streak that has accompanied his absence and cost them Dalton for the season with an injured thumb has PBS in a 5-6 funk. But the populace, especially Green, had a kick in its step Wednesday.

Quick Hits: Green A Go For Sunday; Vigil Returns; LTs not in sight; Driskel's Athleticism Draws Mates' Raves; Savage Already Knows Bengals Defense
All is semi-right with Bengaldom now that A.J. Green (toe) says he’ll play Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12, order tickets) against the Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium. After losing all three games with him out, as well as quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) for the year, Green says there’s no way he’d miss games even though they’ve dipped from 5-3 to 5-6 since he last touched the ball.

Driskel, Lewis Press Conference Transcripts - 11/28
“It’s just a great opportunity to go out and get a start this week, and not think anything besides this week right now. That’s everybody’s mindset. We have a good plan together so far. I’m looking forward to getting out on the practice field, putting the plan to work and ironing things out through the week. We’re just looking forward to this week, and doing everything we can to get a win this week.”

Bengals Toys for Tots Collection this Sunday; Canned Food Drive Scores 64,500 Meals
The Bengals and the U.S. Marine Corps are teaming up for the annual Toys for Tots Collection, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 2, prior to the Bengals’ home game against the Denver Broncos.

Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: What's Really Behind the Bengals' Collapse
It's likely only a matter of time before the Bengals and head coach Marvin Lewis part ways. Lewis has survived a lot in Cincinnati, but he'd have to be the luckiest person in human history to survive the disaster that this season has become. He's as likely to win every lottery in the world as he is to still have his job next season.

Driskel gets long-awaited chance when Bengals host Broncos
Jeff Driskel headed directly from the practice field to the podium in the media room and headed for Andy Dalton's usual seat. In countless ways, the third-year quarterback has entered a new frontier.

Carlos Dunlap surprise addition to Bengals injury report
As if the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t have enough problems during the week they lost Andy Dalton for the season, star pass rusher Carlos Dunlap is a new face on the injury report.

With one year left on deal, A.J. Green stresses staying with Bengals
Green is making the media rounds after a few weeks out of action due to a toe injury and he has taken the opportunity to be quite candid about his status — both for next week and outright.

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Ben Roethlisberger Says He's 'Earned the Right' to Publicly Criticize Teammates
"I think I have earned the right to be able to do that with as long as I have been here," Roethlisberger said Wednesday, per Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "And I'll just be just as critical of myself [in the media], as well."

Report: Eli Manning 'Absolutely Not' Ruled Out as Giants Starting QB in 2019
Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reported the Giants have "absolutely not" decided they are moving on from Eli Manning following the 2018 season. He is, in fact, still in the running to be their starting quarterback Week 1 of 2019.

Tim Tebow on Watching NFL Games: 'I Can Be Doing This'
Former Denver Broncos starting quarterback Tim Tebow said he watches NFL games and thinks about the plays he could still be making on the football field.