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Bengals News (12/14): Holding on for dear life

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The Bengals’ fatithful is rapidly losing hope for the 2018 season, and the team has one last home game to start turning things around.

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Cincinnati Bengals: Fan support dwindles as losses mount
The Cincinnati Bengals have one more chance to reward home fans for the investment of their time and money, but it might be too late.

Bengals try to maintain slim chance vs looking-ahead Raiders | FOX Sports
The last-place Bengals try to hold onto their minuscule chances of making the postseason when they host the Raiders, a team already making plans for next year.

Hue Jackson has been kiss of death for teams he has coached and Raiders are about to face him for second time this season - Silver And Black Pride
Jackson’s record as a coach is breathtaking. Jackson was hired by the Bengals on November 12 to be the team’s assistant to head coach Marvin Lewis. And the Bengals have not won a game since. They were 5-4 when he was brought on. And they’ve been 0-4 since, which gives teams on which Jackson was a coach since 2016 a record of 2-40.

Bengals could play in London or Mexico City next season
An international schedule reveal means the Bengals could be playing far from home.

Bengals try to maintain slim chance vs looking-ahead Raiders
Technically, the last-place Bengals (5-8) aren't eliminated from playoff contention despite their third-longest losing streak in coach Marvin Lewis' 16 seasons. They could still get the AFC North title if they win out and the Steelers, Ravens and Browns all fall apart the rest of the way. But a loss to the 3-10 Raiders would erase their playoff aspirations.

Matchup Of The Game: Bengals' Reinforcements Challenge Raider Front
Department of Everyone Has A Story: After practice one day this week defensive line coach Jacob Burney looked at the double doors leading into the Bengals locker room and compared them to the size of the monstrous offensive line they’ll face Sunday against the Raiders at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals could build around these potential stars in 2019 - Cincinnati Bengals- ESPN
There's not much to be excited about with the Bengals, but it's not all dire. They have some promising talent on their roster for next season.

Around the League

Mason Foster of Washington Redskins blames cousin for Instagram remarks
Redskins linebacker Mason Foster blames a cousin for a private Instagram account that caused controversy with pointed remarks about the team and its fan base.

Carson Wentz dealing with a fracture in his back - NFL.com
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz has a fracture in his back, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. Per Rapoport, the team is still determining if there is any risk of the QB continuing to play.

Mark Davis on WR Cooper: We might be saying 'Damn' - NFL.com
Having been involved in the two biggest trades this NFL season, Raiders owner Mark Davis speaks openly on sending Amari Cooper to the Cowboys, even hinting that it may have been a mistake.

Agent's Take: Here are the NFL's real highest-paid players after taxes and salary deferrals are considered - CBSSports.com
Joel Corry did the math, and these 15 players are the real top earners in 2018.

What’s it like being an NFL interim coach? ‘The hardest thing you’ll ever do’ – The Athletic
Bruce Coslet: "There was some adrenaline, but it wasn’t a nervous adrenaline. It was more of an exciting, you know, excitement. I got another shot, which doesn’t happen a lot."

Cam Newton: 'Disrespectful' gift of a broom extra motivation to beat Saints
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said the broom hanging in his locker, something that was "gifted'' to him last season after the Saints swept three games against their NFC South rival, is motivation for Monday's night's game against New Orleans.