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Bengals News (10/7): Another ruined comeback

The Bengals had some more last minute heroics this week, but they still weren’t able to finish the game off.

Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images

A Play's The Thing For Bengals
Everyone remembers the last one, so take that one first. Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray, doing what you would fear the overall No. 1 pick would do in the last minute of a tie game, took the snap, barely faked a throw and simply ran through the middle of the defense for 24 yards to give the Cards a 31-yard field goal at the gun.

Quick Hits: Passion Plus; O-Line Fends Off Rush; Defense Looks To Regroup; Boyd On Torrid Pace
“It’s a family in here. Tight-knit group, especially the way the season’s gone so far,” said center Trey Hopkins after the Bengals lost a fourth-quarter lead or tie for the third time this season. “Things haven’t been going our way. You have to turn inward. You have to circle the wagons and that’s just what he’s doing. He’s leading this family.”

What They Are Saying: Players, Coaches Postgame Quotes
“Guys stepped up and made some big plays, they really did. That is what we are asking them to do, and they stepped up and made it. We had some opportunities in the first half — we should have scored some touchdowns on those two drives we got inside the 10-yard line, and we just didn’t get it done. Late in the game, we had some guys step up and we got into a good rhythm.”

Cards Ruin Bengals Comeback
After the Bengals tied Sunday’s game with two minutes left, they watched Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray drop a 24-yard pass to running back David Johnson and then shoot through a vacated middle for 24 more to set up Zane Gonzalez’s last-play field goal in a 26-23 loss at Paul Brown Stadium.

Cards Run At Bengals
The Bengals lost another wide receiver (Alex Erickson with a concussion), saw safety Shawn Williams carted off the field and extended their streak to six quarters without a touchdown when they could muster just 90 yards, 22 in the air. Quarterback Andy Dalton was four of 10 and had three passes dropped.

Photo Gallery: Cardinals at Bengals | Week 5
Check out some of the best gameday images from the Bengals hosting the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

Teams willing to trade first-round pick for A.J. Green when healthy but skeptical whether Bengals will make a deal
There is increasing internal discussion in front offices around the NFL about the state of the Cincinnati Bengals and the potential for possible trades ahead of this month's deadline. Conversations with eight general managers this week revealed a landscape where competitive teams are eager to get a crack at a bevy of Bengals veterans, but with skepticism about whether the team will actually made trades.

2020 NFL Mock Draft: Post Week 5 Breakdown
While the immediate link will go to Tua Tagovailoa, the Bengals could fill other holes with either Jerry Jeudy or Chase Young, who are the top two players in the draft class, according to Bleacher Report's Matt Miller.

Zac Taylor to Bengals fans: Hang with us
The Bengals showed some life in the fourth quarter on Sunday by rallying to tie the Cardinals after falling behind by 14 points, but the end result of the game turned out to be the same as the first four weeks fo the season.

Missed opportunities contribute to Bengals’ 0-5 start
The Bengals are 0-5. They can point to a handful of plays in each of those losses that could have swung things in their favor. And, that’s the problem. For most teams in this league, the difference IS one or two plays.

Around the league

Redskins fire head coach Jay Gruden after 0-5 start
"Through the first five games of the 2019 season, the team has clearly not performed up to expectations, and we all share in that responsibility. Moving forward we are committed to doing all that we can collectively as an organization to turn things around and give our Redskins fans and alumni a team they can be proud of in 2019 and beyond."

Anthony Lynn: 'Sorry for watching that damn game'
"Sorry for watching that damn game. We play like that we won't beat anybody," Lynn said, via the L.A. Times. "That team came here more desperate for a win ... It was disappointing."

Earl Thomas not expected to be suspended for hit
Rudolph appeared to be knocked out immediately from the impact of Thomas' hit to the facemask in the second half of the Ravens 26-23 overtime win. The QB was helped off the field by teammates. He was ruled out with a concussion and taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Rudolph was discharged from the hospital Sunday night.

McCoy on McCaffrey: If season ended now, he's MVP
"No, you guys just keep pulling out the thesaurus," coach Ron Rivera said when asked if there were any new words to explain McCaffrey. "There's a whole bunch of words you can use to describe the way he plays. The amount of energy he plays with -- that first drive and the way he finished that first drive was spectacular."

Falcons owner not eyeing staff change after 1-4 start
Blank, who purchased the franchise 17 years ago, has seen the Falcons through many highs and lows, experiences that has allowed him to maintain optimism even after Atlanta's 53-32 Week 5 loss to the Texans -- their worst loss since Week 5 last season.