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Bengals News (10/7): Jungle is filling up

The Bengals will now be able to have 12,000 fans in the stands on Sundays.

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Bengals HB Joe Mixon Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
So far this season, Mixon has 77 carries for 315 yards (4.1 average) and two rushing TDs, as well as 13 receptions for 88 yards and a receiving TD. He rushed for 1000 yards in both 2018 and '19, and this year is looking to become just the fourth player in team history to record three consecutive 1000-yard rushing seasons.

Bengals legend Carson Palmer thinks highly of quarterback Joe Burrow
After watching Joe Burrow on Sunday do what he never did as a Bengal and rack up his third straight 300-yard game for his first NFL victory, Palmer is looking for more of his records to be broken by The Next One.

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Randy Bullock leads the NFL in scoring with 45 points through the first four weeks
The Bengals kicker came on to try a 31-yard field goal in Week 1 to tie the game as time ran out in regulation, but he pushed it right with a cramp in his left calf. The miss sealed a 16-13 win for the Los Angeles Chargers and raised questions about Bullock's reliability.

Cincinnati Bengals face the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC North showdown in Week 5
Burrow and the Bengals' offense stole the show against Jacksonville by posting 500 yards of offense, including 205 on the ground and 300 through the air. It was just the fourth time in team history, and the first since the 1988 season, that the Bengals recorded at least 200 rushing yards and 300 passing yards in a game.

Bengals Receive Approval To Host 12,000 Spectators At Upcoming Home Games
Tickets previously purchased for the Cleveland Browns game on Sunday, Oct. 25 are still valid. Additional inventory for the Browns game, primarily on the Canopy Level, will go on sale on a date to be determined. The Bengals will reach out to Season Ticket Members and fans with more specifics this week.

Bengals Notebook: Updates on Geno Atkins, Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon
After his first NFL victory Sunday, Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow talked about the give and take of his Saturday night meetings with head coach Zac Taylor and his offensive brain trust and how it has helped make him comfortable. It may be the only time all week Burrow takes more than he gives.

2020 NFL Rookie Rankings - Joe Burrow, Justin Jefferson and lots of first-round offense
Four weeks into the 2020 NFL season and a scoring splurge can certainly be seen among the league's best rookies. In our first rookie rankings of the season, nine of the top 10 play on the offensive side of the ball -- and the top of April's first-round draft board is heartily represented, as well.

Bengals move up five spots in AP Pro32 poll
NEW YORK (AP/WKRC) - With nearly all NFL teams already a quarter of the way through the regular season, there are four teams off to a 4-0 start: the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, the Green Bay Packers and the Buffalo Bills.

Don't count out Eagles, Cowboys or Bengals for the 2020 NFL season
Listen, I don't try to live my life as a contrarian. That's not true -- I kind of do. I've spent a lot of time in public houses and taverns, and I've heard a lot of the sports world's most popular opinions. Sometimes, I think it's best to take a look at the other side.

Bengals' Alex Redmond went from practice squad to starter in a month
Luckily for Redmond, his phone rang, and on the other end was the Bengals. They offered him to return on Sept. 21, but on the practice squad. The offer could’ve peeved the guard. Redmond had started 17 games for Cincinnati the last three years, and the team called him for a lesser role. Yet, Redmond embraced the chance to re-sign with the club. Four weeks later because of injury and underwhelming performances from other linemen, Redmond found himself promoted to the active roster and in the starting lineup.

Ravens-Bengals Week 5 Preview, Analysis, Prediction
The Ravens did a solid job setting the tone with the running attack last week against Washington, finishing with 144 yards on 32 carries. Quarterback Lamar Jackson led the way with a 50-yard touchdown run — the longest of his career. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman was effective in spreading out the workload with Gus Edwards (nine carries, 38 yards), Mark Ingram (8 carries, 34 yards )and J.K. Dobbins (five carries, 16 yards). Baltimore will use the same tactic against the Bengals, who are allowing 158.5 yards rushing per game that ranks 27th in the NFL.

Josh Bynes’ surprise speech fueled Bengals’ defensive turnaround
The Cincinnati Bengals weren’t just throwing out lip service when they said this offseason the emphasis was on finding winners and proven leaders from other programs — collegiate or otherwise.

Can Tee Higgins Carve out a Role in the Bengals Offense? (2020 Fantasy Football)
In their Week 4 contest against the Jaguars, only Tyler Boyd out-produced Higgins. He notched seven receptions for 90 yards on eight targets. Higgins was second on the team in receiving yards and targets, although Joe Mixon also recorded five receptions to Higgins’s four.

Around the league

New England Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore tests positive for COVID-19
Gilmore participated in Monday's game in Kansas City against the Chiefs. After Tuesday's round of testing, no Chiefs players or staff have tested positive, per Pelissero, and the team is allowed to practice on Wednesday under the supplemental intensive protocols, including mandatory use of PPE by player in practice. Chiefs practice squad QB Jordan Ta'amu, who tested positive last week, remains the only positive case within the organization.

Washington benches Dwayne Haskins, names Kyle Allen starting QB vs. Rams
Kyle Allen will get the start vs. the Los Angeles Rams, while former starter Dwayne Haskins goes to the bench, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday.

Two Titans players test positive for COVID-19; return to facility on hold
The Titans have dealt with a rash of positive COVID-19 tests since its Week 3 game in Minnesota, with multiple players and team personnel contracting the virus. The outbreak led to the postponement of the Titans' game last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which has been rescheduled to Week 7.

Wednesday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 5
The team intends to sign defensive tackle Damon 'Snacks' Harrison to their practice squad, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports, per source. However, with the process for adding free agents currently in flux, the timeframe for this move is unclear at this point, according to Garafolo.