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Bengals News (12/11): Cincinnati almost ran the ball enough to create a winning formula

When the Bengals have run the ball 30 times with the stats they had on Sunday, they almost always win.

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Notebook: O-Line pounds; Return of Frostee
Since the Bengals drafted A.J. Green and Andy Dalton in 2011, when the Bengals have rushed it at least 30 times, which they did Sunday, and run for at least 144 yards, which they also did Sunday, they almost always win. When they run it 30 times they are now 46-7-2. When they get at least 144 yards they are 23-3-2.

Marvin Lewis Press Conference: 12/10
Offensively, just more consistency. We had a couple times where we allowed pressure on our quarterback, and our quarterback was taken down. Those things are huge in the football game. We had two other procedure penalties, not only on the goal line but the others as well, it sets you back. It sometimes makes the down-and-distance insurmountable.”

Fourth And Frustration For Driskel
Mixon got a career-high 26 carries for the most by a Bengals back since Rex Burkhead’s 27 in the 2016 finale and carried the Bengals for 111 yards. But it wasn’t 112 and that is what has defined a season in which the Bengals have gone from 5-3 to 5-8 in this season of fourth-and-frustration.

Bengals Defense Responds, But Flag Wins
He’s still looking for his first victory as the five-game slide continued Sunday. During the 26-21 loss to high-flying Chargers, the Bengals held the Chargers to a season-low 288 yards, which turned out to be the beleaguered Cincinnati defense’s best effort of the season.

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Bengals players are loving the new aggressive Marvin Lewis
This included a pair of failed two-point attempts and some fourth-down tries. After the game, Lewis shouldered the blame for his failed two-point attempts.

Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon a bright spot for struggling team
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2019 NFL Draft order: Bengals sitting just outside top 10
Following a successful 4-1 start to the season, the Cincinnati Bengals have been absolutely tormenting their loyal fan base as of late. With their top two players on IR, the Bengals have struggled to move the ball.

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