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Jessie Bates remembers when he rooted against Tom Brady every time the future hall of famer faced off against Peyton Manning.

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Matchup Of The Game: Brady Still The One
Jessie Bates and the resurgent Bengals defense is preparing for a matchup with the Patriots. Bates, one of the youngest members of the unit, still remembers when Tom Brady was entering the prime of his career so long ago.

‘Slow News Day’: Let the Bengals Cheat Against the Patriots - The Ringer
The New England Patriots were caught filming the Bengals’ sideline at last weekend’s Browns game. Was it cheating or just incompetence?

Jonah Williams feeling like a football player again - al.com
The first-round draft choice from Alabama practiced for the first time this season with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Patriots vs. Bengals: 6 things to know about their Week 15 game
Some quick details to know about the Week 15 game.

More details emerge of scout’s role amid Patriots-Bengals video situation – The Athletic
To answer the one remaining question, no, the scout was not in position to notice the crew was shooting video of the sideline.

Clinton Portis and Other Ex-N.F.L. Players Face Health Care Fraud Charges - The New York Times
Prosecutors said the players were paid $3.4 million in phony claims for things like medical equipment that was never purchased. Portis played seven seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Eagles place Alshon Jeffery (foot) on injured reserve - NFL.com
The Eagles officially placed wide receiver Alshon Jeffery on injured reserve with a foot injury. In a corresponding move, Philadelphia promoted Robert Davis from the practice to the active roster.

Agent's Take: 17 most likely players to get franchise and transition tags in 2020 - CBSSports.com
Dak Prescott, Jameis Winson and A.J. Green make the list; here's what else to look for, and how it all works.

Memorable NFL stadium farewells: Patriots, Chiefs lead top 10 - NFL.com
With the Raiders set to play their final game in Oakland, Jeremy Bergman digs deep into history to identify the 10 most memorable stadium farewells in NFL history.