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Bengals News (12/3): How Zac Taylor will keep Cincinnati focused

The Bengals haven’t had to deal with winning a game in over almost a full year. Zac Taylor isn’t worried about it going to his teams’ head though.

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Quick Hits: The latest from the Bengals after their first win of the season
Although Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan wouldn’t reveal the name of the play on Monday, he did say the 17-yard arrow that wide receiver Tyler Boyd courageously secured in a goal-line sandwich has been a core route in the playbook of West Coast offenses for decades. And the Wizard of the West Coast, Bill Walsh, used Paul Brown’s principles and Anderson’s talent during his days as a Bengals assistant to take the passing game to a new level.

Zac Taylor spoke with the media breaking down the win over the New York Jets.
“Well, you don’t change the way you’re coaching guys. You’re still making the corrections, making sure everyone is being held to the high standards. Just because you win and you had a few good blocks, a few good catches, a few good tackles, doesn’t mean that you let those six or seven plays that weren’t up to our standard go. Our assistant coaches have done a great job with that throughout the day. The guys want to be held accountable. They see that there were even more plays out there yesterday that we didn’t make that we could have made, that could have really helped us in a lot of ways. We’re going to need that going forward. That game didn’t come down to the last possession necessarily, but we’re going to be in some down the stretch that are. We can’t let anything slide at this point.”

Check out some of the best social media posts from the Bengals 22-6 victory over the New York Jets
Players took to social media after a win over the Jets in Week 13. Check out some of the best posts.

Bengals Booth Podcast: Dan Hoard and Dave Lapham recap Week 13 win against the New York Jets with highlights and interviews.
Also in this week’s “Fun Facts” interview, Hoard interviews quarterback Andy Dalton on a variety of topics which include his red hair and what type of swag he received when he played in the Rose Bowl.

Andy Dalton in his return to the starting lineup played well against the Jets.
As Andy Dalton met the media to complete his triumphant return from Elba, first running back Joe Mixon and then left end Carlos Dunlap found him in the interview room and wanted to weigh in on the hosannas. Dalton even invited Mixon to the podium and that’s where the defensive star of the game found them.

Rest of season could be win-win for Bengals, Andy Dalton
After a three-game hiatus as the starting quarterback, Dalton led the offense to one of its best days of the season. He broke two franchise passing records and helped Cincinnati (1-11) win its first game of 2019.

Bengals still hold top spot in 2020 NFL Draft, Giants narrow gap
If the season ended today, the Bengals (1-11) would still hold the top spot in next year’s selection order. Also, a lot of people would be saying: “Why did the NFL season end the Tuesday after Week 13?”

Bengals fan Jeff Lanham sleeps inside after Cincinnati win vs Jets
Way back in Week 4, after the Bengals got pasted by the Steelers, 27–3, Milan, Ind., resident Jeff Lanham said he’d be living on the roof of the Hog Rock Cafe if Cincinnati didn’t beat the Cardinals the following week and he’d stay there until his team won its first game. The Bengals were sunk by a Zane Gonzalez field goal with two seconds left and Lanham made his way to the roof.

Hue Jackson: Arizona State considers offensive coordinator candidate
Long-time Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach and coordinator Hue Jackson could join former Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis on the Arizona State Sun Devils coaching staff, according to a report via Twitter from college football reporter Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports and The Athletic. Feldman says Jackson is a strong candidate for the team's vacancy at offensive coordinator.

A.J. Green injury: WR speaks on injury after Bengals pick up first win
It’s all about as vague as expected, though speculation is bound to continue to run rampant considering the status of Green’s team and the fact he’s scheduled to be a free agent this offseason — never mind the fact this is an injury initially suffered on the first day of training camp.

Around the league

Jadeveon Clowney's presence vital in Seahawks' resurgence
On that late-August afternoon when Jadeveon Clowney stormed out of NRG Stadium as a member of the Houston Texans for what he correctly assumed would be the final time, the disruptive defensive end was not a happy man. Having been resigned to accepting the one-year tender the Texans had offered him under the franchise tag, then likely hitting free agency after the 2019 campaign, the first overall pick of the 2014 draft felt blindsided by the sudden realization that he was no longer in Houston coach Bill O'Brien's plans.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook injures clavicle in 'MNF' loss
Midway through the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks on "Monday Night Football", the Vikings star running back was stripped by Seahawks defensive end Rasheem Green on a carry, resulting in a Seattle fumble recovery. Cook was seen favoring his right arm as he walked to the sideline and was escorted by the training staff to the locker room.

Patriots waive kicker Kai Forbath after one game
A day after appearing in the Patriots' Sunday Night Football matchup against the Texans, the veteran kicker was waived by the team on Monday afternoon. He made a 23-yard field goal in the first quarter and went 1-of-2 on extra points in the eventual 28-22 loss.

Freddie Kitchens: I'm not concerned about job security
It's his first season, but if preseason prognostications were our guiding light, this is not how things were supposed to go. The Browns acquired Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon in the offseason, landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated and were a favorite pick, if not a supposed lock to make the playoffs. It'll be rather difficult for that to happen after the defeat at the hands of the Steelers dropped them two games below .500 with four to play.