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Bengals News (11/14): Important matchup in trenches

The Bengals offensive line needs to show up against the Raiders’front seven this week.

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Matchup of the Game: The Bengals Offensive Line Against the Oakland Raiders Front Seven
This is what they do. During pockets of the Raiders win over the Chargers last Thursday night, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers carved them up. But with the game on the line in the last minutes, Rivers missed his last eight passes with Guenther changing up his pressures. This is what Paulie G. does. As Zimmer’s third-down guru, he developed a knack for breaking down pass protections by not always blitzing.

Bengals Coaching Staff Hopes To Replicate Raiders Turnaround
When the Bengals play in Oakland’s famed Black Hole for the last time Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, the two teams may be more closely tied than when Bengals head coach Zac Taylor played his old Rams team in London last month.

The Raiders, Player Evaluation And Juice: Find Out What Taylor And Finley Had To Say
“We just had our first walkthrough and I thought it went really well. Details. Details are the emphasis this week. We have a really good opportunity ahead of us. Oakland is a good team, but we’re excited to get after them.”

Quick Hits: A.J. Green watches from the sideline as the Bengals prep for the Raiders.
No sign of wide receiver A.J. Green (ankle) returning to practice Wednesday and it doesn’t look great for him to play Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Local 12) in Oakland. He was on the field in sweats, but he wasn’t on the rehab field and head coach Zac Taylor again categorized him as “day-to-day.” Plus, Green declined to comment, something he tends to do if he doesn’t expect to practice in the next day or two …

John Ross Cleared To Practice
Today starts a 21-day period during which Ross may practice with the team without counting against the 53-player active roster. At the end of that period, on Dec. 2 (the Monday prior to the Bengals’ Week 13 game at Cleveland), Ross will be eligible to be activated to the roster because he will have missed the required minimum of eight games since being placed on the R/I list to return.

Bengals begin youth movement amid winless season
Brown's percentage of snaps in each game had dwindled considerably in recent weeks. During last Friday's frigid practice at Paul Brown Stadium, Brown played the role of a scout-team running back during drills while the others in his position group worked on their assignments.

Race for No. 1 pick in 2020 NFL Draft: Joe Burrow to the Bengals becomes the trendy pick
"Tank for Tua" was the general theme of this article during the first two months of the NFL season. Everyone expected that the Miami Dolphins who traded away three key players while gaining two more first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft were punting on the 2019 season to guarantee the opportunity to selected Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Things have changed fast as we enter Week 11 of the 2019 NFL season. The Cincinnati Bengals are now in a position to get the No. 1 pick and a new quarterback has emerged as the No. 1 overall pick.

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