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The Bengals are 0-10 matching their worst start in franchise history.

Cincinnati Bengals v Oakland Raiders Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images

Quick Hits: Auden Tate in a neck brace, Joe Mixon and the defense delivers.
As his teammates rushed around him, Tate was slid into the ambulance after giving two thumps-up. He actually tried to get up after getting hit by safety Curtis Riley on his 20-ard catch over the middle converted a third-and-19 at the Raiders 33. But the medical staff told him to stay down.

The Bengals fell to the Oakland Raiders 17-10 in Week 11.
While Finley struggled to 13 of 31 passing for 115 yards and a pick, Carr sliced them up for 25 of 29 for 292 yards. If Finley didn't get sacked (five times) or chased out of the pocket, he couldn't connect with his wide receivers. Leading wide receiver Tyler Boyd had one catch for no yards. Outside of Auden Tate's four catches for 56 yards, no other wide receiver had a yard receiving. Both Boyd and Alex Erickson had one catch for no yards.

Carr Drives Raiders To Control
OAKLAND - Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s heroics running and throwing eclipsed Bengals running back Joe Mixon’s theatrical return to his hometown when his scrambling three-yard touchdown run on third down with 1:37 left in the half gave the Raiders a 14-7 half-time lead.

Bengals list inactives before Week 11 game at Oakland.
If it wasn't his first on-field workout in nearly two weeks, it was one of the first. He had to shut it down after the most intense practice of his comeback in a Nov. 4 practice caused swelling and soreness. What that means for next week’s game against the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium is anyone’s guess as the Bengals hope to get him back for the end of the season.

Bengals' passing game collectively sputters as Cincinnati stays winless
Even with rookie quarterback Ryan Finley behind center, the Bengals struggled to move the ball through the air in a 17-10 loss to the Oakland Raiders. In his second career start, Finley was 13-of-31 passing for 115 yards and one interception. The Bengals lost their 12th straight game, the longest streak in franchise history, and matched the worst start to a season (0-10).

Cincinnati Bengals analysis: Raiders control game, get 17-10 win
The Bengals haven’t tasted victory since Week 15 of 2018. Coincidentally, that win was against the Oakland Raiders in Cincinnati. This year, the Raiders return the favor in front of their Bay Area crowd.

Bengals match worst start in franchise history
New starting quarterback Ryan Finley struggled in his first career road start, completing fewer than half of his pass attempts and failing to throw a touchdown pass. The Bengals moved the ball deep into Raiders territory late in the fourth quarter, but Giovani Bernard dropped a potential drive continuing first down and Finley missed on a fourth down throw.

NFL coaching carousel: Ex-Bengals coach Marvin Lewis drawing buzz for 2020 openings
Former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is well-positioned to have numerous opportunities to continue his head coaching career in January, according to league sources, with several front offices viewing him as a top candidate in what could be a 2020 hiring cycle that prizes experience.

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What we learned from Sunday's Week 11 games
1. In a word? Yuck. There was little to like aesthetically about Sunday night's clash between two offensive minds struggling to come up with new tricks and two quarterbacks struggling to live up to their draft billing (aside from the uni matchup, that is). Two of last season's most innovative offenses combined for 550 yards. Jared Goff completed just 11 passes, and Los Angeles had more punts (6) than third-down conversions (3). Chicago averaged just 3.6 yards per play and, despite reaching Los Angeles' 40-yard line on five drives, scored just seven points. Even the Bears kicker, the one area in which the team had improved in the offseason, failed to show up in prime time; Eddy Pineiro missed two field goals in Chicago's first three drives, wasting what were successful drives by the Bears' standards. The difference between these two NFC has-beens and wannabes? L.A. cashed in on Chicago takeaways, turning Mitchell Trubisky's second-quarter interception into seven points, didn't throw away drives on special-teams gaffes and employed a quarterback capable of making downfield throws. Speaking of...

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (hip) replaced by Daniel
"It was all based off he wasn't feeling right. His hip was hurting him," Nagy told reporters. "We knew a few series earlier that something wasn't right. We watched him to keep an eye on him and see how it was. I had to go on the side and talk to him. ... He needed to be honest with us and trying to play through that is what he was doing."

Jason Garrett took 'accountability' in team meeting
The Cowboys coach took some heat in the aftermath of Dallas' 28-24 loss to Minnesota last Sunday after Garrett and his staff seemingly took the ball out of Dak Prescott's hands while the Cowboys were driving to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Prescott was in the midst of a prolific night, but with time running out and the game on the line, Dallas siphoned touches to Ezekiel Elliott, who was struggling. The Cowboys' drive ended on a failed fourth-down conversion to Zeke.

Notable injuries from Sunday's Week 11 NFL games
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Auden Tate was carted off the field and strapped on a backboard after suffering a scary injury in the fourth quarter against the Raiders. Tate gave a thumbs up to the crowd before exiting the field. The team officially ruled him out with a neck injury. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that Tate was able to make the team plane home and that all tests were negative, per a source informed. He'll be re-evaluated on Monday but all signs are good that he avoided a major injury, Pelissero added.

Bill O'Brien has 'no idea' what PI is after non-call
Tied at zeroes in the first quarter, Houston went for it on fourth-and-2 from Baltimore's 33-yard line. Watson took a shotgun snap and, after buying time, launched a deep ball toward DeAndre Hopkins near the right pylon. Hopkins might've come down with the ball, which was sailing of bounds, if not for blanket coverage from Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, who appeared to make contact with Hopkins a beat before the ball fell to earth.