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Bengals news (12/15): The blame game

The NFL confirmed Marvin Lewis’ proclamation of there being faulty headsets in the Week 14 loss to the Chargers, as the Bengals try to regroup this Sunday against the Raiders.

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Notebook: Co-MVPs?’ Lazor Flags Flags; Offense seeking big passes

Time to start thinking about wide receiver Tyler Boyd and running back Joe Mixon as possibly the Bengals’ co-MVPs for 2018 as they prepare for Sunday’s Paul Brown Stadium finale (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) against the Raiders?

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden talks about Bengals matchup

Bengals host Raiders at 1 p.m. Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium

Goodberry: It’s OK if the Bengals lose these final three games – The Athletic

The Bengals came on strong at the end of last season to finish 7-9 and give hope for 2018. Maybe it’s best they don’t repeat that finish as this season winds down.

Quick Hits: Corners nicked; Rey Looks In Mirror; Dominating PBS Finales

After coming off a solid season-high 27 snaps, cornerback KeiVarae Russell (finger) may not be available for Sunday’s Paul Brown Stadium finale (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) against the Raiders.

NFL says faulty cables caused difficulties with Bengals’ play calling in Carson – ProFootballTalk

During Sunday’s game against the Chargers, the Bengals had to resort to communicating with walkie-talkies because of technical difficulties. The NFL says faulty cables were to blame. According to Marisa Contipelli of, the league put out a statement saying faulty cables were to blame.

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Chargers would host AFC title game at StubHub Center, limited size be damned – ProFootballTalk

The game that will determine the AFC representative in the Super Bowl could be played in an uncharacteristically intimate venue. Per multiple sources, the AFC title game will be played at the StubHub Center, if the L.A. Chargers qualify to host it.