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Bengals News (12/4): Overwhelming relief

The one word to describe Bengals players and coaches after their win has to be relieved.

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Photos: My Cause, My Cleats 2019
During Week 14, Bengals players will have the opportunity to showcase their chosen charitable cause on their game cleats. See what they will wear.

Game Preview: Bengals at Browns | Week 14
The Bengals’ win over the Jets featured the return of QB Andy Dalton, who was back in the starting lineup for the first time after serving as a reserve for Games 9-11. Dalton completed 22 of 37 passes for 243 yards and a TD (88.0 rating) in the win, however his performance may be remembered most for passing former Bengals QB Ken Anderson for the franchise records in career TD passes and career completions. Dalton now has passed for 198 TDs (Anderson had 197) and 2669 completions (Anderson had 2654).

The Bengals today activated WR John Ross to the 53-player roster from the Reserve/Injured list and waived WR Damion Willis.
The Bengals designated Ross to return from Reserve/Injured on Nov. 13, at which time he returned to practice but did not count against the team’s roster limit. He is the second of two possible players the team may return to the active roster from R/I this season. The other was CB Darius Phillips, who was activated to the roster on Nov. 29.

Bengals activate WR John Ross off injured reserve
Ross, the seventh overall pick in the 2017 draft, required a minimum absence of eight weeks when put on IR after suffering an injured sternoclavicular joint in the Bengals' Week 4 loss to Pittsburgh.

Billy Price injury: Bengals OL again out of lineup with injury
It’s about the future and the 2020 draft now. During this sort of stretch, the idea is to get as many young players possible meaningful snaps to spur development and better reveal where the team needs to hit needs in free agency and the draft.

Zac Taylor and the Cincinnati Bengals are relieved to not be winless
For the first-year coach Sunday’s win was a long time coming. Taylor’s had an inauspicious start to his head coaching career. His rookie first-round pick had season-ending shoulder surgery in the offseason, on the very first day of training camp the Bengals’ best player went down with a left ankle injury and still hasn’t been able to play, the injury bug attacked the team on both sides of the ball and the club got off to its worst start in franchise history.

NFL at 100: PB gets revenge as Bengals knock off Browns
A record crowd reveled at Riverfront Stadium when the pistol sounded and Paul Brown — one of pro football’s greatest innovators — leaped and spun and sprinted for the locker room, full of glee. He’d waited a long time to exact revenge on the team that dumped him.

Around the league

Carolina Panthers fire head coach Ron Rivera
"I believe this is the best decision for the long-term success of our team," Panthers owner David Tepper said in a statement. "I have a great deal of respect for Ron and the contributions he has made to this franchise and to this community. I wish him the best. I will immediately begin the search for the next head coach of the Carolina Panthers."

Panthers owner explains decision to fire Ron Rivera
"I came here two years ago. I wanted to show patience on the football side to see how it was going. On the business side we made vast and sweeping changes, and I didn't want to make those vast and sweeping changes on the football side. I wanted to take time and patience to see what could go and how it could go," Tepper said in a video interview released by the team. "I just thought it was time given the way things have gone the last two seasons to put my stamp on this organization on the football side as we've done on the business side of the organization. As much respect as I have for Ron, I think a change was appropriate to build things they way I want things to be built."

Titans claim Tramaine Brock off waivers from Cardinals
Brock will join a defensive backfield in Tennessee hampered by the loss of Malcolm Butler (wrist) to injured reserve and the recent calf injury to Adoree' Jackson. With the Titans (7-5) mounting a postseason charge and facing the big-play Texans and Saints in three of their final four games, Tennessee needs all the help it can get in the secondary, help Brock should provide.

Giants' Steve Tisch: Season has been 'very frustrating'
"It's been a very frustrating season," Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said Tuesday at a New York March of Dimes luncheon, via WNBC-TV's Bruce Beck. "At the end of the season John Mara and I are gonna get together and discuss the future. As partners we have to be very honest with each other about where we see this team going into the 2020 season."