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Bengals News (10/23): Running game woes run deep

Fixing the running game doesn’t have an easy answer.

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Running game is killing the Cincinnati Bengals
It’s become redundant. The Cincinnati Bengals’ defense can’t stop the run and the offense can’t run the football. Cincinnati’s ineptitude in both areas is a recipe for disaster. And the Bengals have conjured up an 0-7 platter.

Doc’s TML: I hope the Brown family proves me wrong on setting a new course for the Bengals
Marvin Lewis’ greatest strength was his ability to talk sense to the BrownTrust, and to get them to listen. He could sit in those dreary Monday Fam-Coach film sessions and argue points forcefully and sometimes win the argument. You might not have liked MLewis by the end. You might have thought he’d grown stale. But he brought in enough good players that winning seasons were possible.

Matchup Of The Game: Bengals O-Line Emerges With Fight (Take A Bow Andre)
The Bengals have struggled mightily against tight ends from around the league in the recent past, so what does new defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and his New Energy Defense have in store for 49ers record-breaking tight end George Kittle?

Game Preview: Bengals at Rams
Despite the 10-point final margin, the Bengals and Jaguars were locked in a closely contested battle for much of the game. Cincinnati held a 10-9 lead after three quarters, but then threw three fourth-quarter interceptions, including one inside the red zone and another that was returned for a TD, allowing Jacksonville to coast to a win.

What's happened to Joe Mixon? There's no easy fix for Bengals
Frankly, none of the Bengals’ players did after team meetings following Sunday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that dropped Cincinnati to 0-7. In fairness, when the issues contributing to the team’s worst start since 2008 have been consistent all season, there’s only so much that can be added to the conversation on a weekly basis.

First Look: Rams prepare for Bengals, third London game in four seasons
Los Angeles and Cincinnati are facing each other for the first time since 2015, which also means this contest marks the first game between both clubs in the Rams' second stint in L.A. For the Rams, this marks their third NFL London game in four years and fourth overall since the series began in 2007. The Bengals, meanwhile, are making their second appearance.

One NFL analyst wants to see Bears call Bengals about Andy Dalton
The Cincinnati Bengals aren’t likely to trade quarterback Andy Dalton because they aren’t even likely to yank him from the starting lineup in favor of Ryan Finley — even if they probably should.

Cincinnati Bengals listening to offers ahead of trade deadline
A handful of Bengals players have been mentioned in the media as potential trade targets for other teams. However, Cincinnati hasn’t made a midseason trade since 2011, and with the NFL trade deadline approaching Oct. 29, it remains unclear whether the organization will buck that trend with a new head coach in place.

Around the league

Lions trading safety Quandre Diggs to Seahawks
A fifth-year veteran with three years left on a new deal in Detroit signed just one season ago, Diggs had started five of six games this season for the Lions. The safety missed their Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers with a hamstring injury. He played 55 snaps in his return Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Giants sign former first-round LB Deone Bucannon
The 27-year-old linebacker signed with the New York Giants, the team announced. Bucannon will reunite with James Bettcher, his linebackers coach and defensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals for four seasons from 2014 to 2017, who is in his second year as Giants DC.

Lions place RB Kerryon Johnson (knee) on IR
Johnson's struggled a bit with just 3.3 yards per carry, but his 308 yards rushing lead the Lions by nearly 200 yards and his two rushing touchdowns are the only ground scores for Detroit this season.

Broncos trade WR Emmanuel Sanders to 49ers
It's an instant boost for the Jimmy Garoppolo-led Niners offense and a sign that John Lynch and the San Francisco front office are all-in and have embraced their status as division frontrunners and contenders for a postseason run.

Gase unhappy Sam Darnold's 'ghosts' comments aired
"Yeah, I think we're gonna be looking into that pretty hard," Gase said. "That was one of those things that was really disappointing to hear about after the game. I don't know if I've ever seen that, where somebody that was mic'd up was basically, you know a comment like that was allowed to be aired. It bothers me, it bothers the organization."