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Bengals News (10/9): Fans already sending a message with attendance

The Bengals are 0-5, and the fans are voicing their displeasure with ticket sales.

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Game Preview: Bengals at Ravens
“We’re 0-5,” said Bengals head coach Zac Taylor. “We’re not pointing fingers, (we’re saying) ‘Figure out what you can do better.’ That’s me, that’s the coordinators, that’s the players, that’s the leaders at each position group. What can we do to ramp it up a notch to go get this first win?”

Bengals Applaud Hamilton County and Hilltop Partnership Enabling Music Venue
“Since the very first images were drawn 25 years ago showing what the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County hoped to accomplish by embarking upon a joint plan to rebuild this community’s riverfront, a key part of the plan has been acquiring the western edge of the riverfront to be held in public trust. The Bengals believed in that vision then and we believe in that vision now, and that is the reason we are investing $30 million to make that vision a reality.

Cincinnati Bengals: If it comes to hard choices, don't look to Mike Brown
It’s hard to know what’s in a sports owner’s heart. I won’t sit here and pretend to understand why Mike Brown makes the choices he makes, or why one choice, A.J. Green is one he won’t. But at some point, it becomes a reasonable question to ask. In 2019, with a clearly undermanned Cincinnati Bengals team, it’s hard to understand the position he too often takes.

Cincinnati Bengals NFL Podcast: Week 5 review
Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Tyler Dragon and Lindsay Patterson look back at the missed opportunity in NFL Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.The Bengals' offense saw an impressive first drive stall in the red zone, but broke through for the first touchdown since Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.

It’s Week 6 and the Bengals are already having attendance issues
One of the motivating factors behind the Cincinnati Bengals bringing on a new coaching staff headed up by Zac Taylor was fan reaction. By association, ticket sales were a motivating factor.

Cincinnati Bengals: 3 big reasons they could go 0-16
Heading into Week 6, the Cincinnati Bengals look to be treading some troubling waters. As players like A.J. Green and John Ross remain on the sidelines, hopes for a sudden resurgence look slim to none. Worse, they have a schedule that could, at the very least, keep them winless through October.

This Week in Bengals: Veterans address fallout if club makes trades
Walking out of his postgame press conference on Sunday for the fifth straight time this season dissecting miscues in a loss, Andy Dalton reflected in his standard calm, rational tone as a couple of my questions got more serious and big-picture.

Around the league

NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: 49ers hit top five; Bears plummet
The season is now five weeks old and the NFC might have itself another legit Super Bowl contender. The 49ers demolished the Browns on "Monday Night Football" to move to 4-0. The Niners and Patriots are the only undefeated teams remaining in the NFL. General NFL truth: Sharing company with the team Bill Belichick coaches is almost always a good thing. Almost.

Jon Gruden on fired bro Jay: 'Welcome to the club, bro'
The last time Jon Gruden was axed as head coach of an NFL franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relieved him of his duties following the 2008 season, his seventh with the organization. He quickly found employment, joining ESPN as a color analyst for "Monday Night Football" until Oakland poached him from the broadcasting booth in 2018 and signed him to a 10-year contract. Safe to say, Jon won't be fired for quite some time.

Jets QB Sam Darnold cleared to play vs. Cowboys
His return comes at a desperate time for New York, which is 0-4 and has been hapless on offense in his absence. Gang Green ranks last in the league in total offense (179.5 yards per game) and 31st in scoring (9.8 points). Vyncint Smith's 19-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter of last week's loss to the Eagles was the offense's first touchdown in three games without Darnold.

Rob Gronkowski to serve as football analyst for FOX
The former Patriots tight end has been hired as an analyst for FOX NFL Sunday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. FOX announced Gronkowski will begin this Thursday on the pregame show for Patriots-Giants, alongside Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Michael Strahan and Tony Gonzalez.

Freddie Kitchens: Browns not panicking amid 2-3 start
"I don't think we had anybody give up or anything like that. We were still fighting," Kitchens told reporters Tuesday. "Contrary to popular belief, we had our chances and we didn't do it. We had our chances. When we look at the tape as a team, we had our chances. Everybody will recognize that, and the ones in the building -- the people who matter -- are the ones who will recognize it. We will move on, and we will get better from it.