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Bengals News (12/9): Long road to protection

The Bengals know they’ll have to focus on getting protection for Joe Burrow this offseason, but are they farther than some think?

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Bengals Return Home To Host The Dallas Cowboys In Week 14
But with the Bengals still holding a 7-3 lead late in the second quarter, the game took a turn when Boyd and Dolphins CB Xavien Howard got into a tussle after a third-down play. After the officials convened with the league office in New York, it was determined that Boyd and Howard would both be ejected. Boyd, though, was the only one originally flagged on the play, so despite Howard's ejection, Cincinnati took the brunt of the punishment in the form of a 15-yard penalty. On the next play, K Randy Bullock's FG attempt hooked just outside the left upright. Miami then took over possession with a short field and converted a 48-yard FG as time expired, making the score to 7-6 at the break.

Cincinnati's own BlaCk OWned Outerwear designed a limited-series retail collection called "Stripes Don't Come Easy."
Nowadays he can walk out the door of what he calls his "shop," that houses one of Cincinnati's high-rise fashion brands, turn to his to left and look down Elm Street and see a slice of the stadium where his mom's favorite team plays.

Special teams took center stage for the Bengals in Week 13
"I was proud the way that our guys responded," Bengals special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons reflected Monday in a conference call with reporters. "Anytime your punter can average 49.5 (yards) and we come out of the game netting 48.2 against the No. 1 punt returner in the league, that's a good thing for us."

Bengals Booth Podcast: Radio replays, postgame comments after Week 13 versus the Miami Dolphins
The latest edition of the Bengals Booth Podcast recaps the Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins. With radio replays, postgame comments, and in-depth analysis from Dave Lapham. Plus, a "Fun Facts" interview with offensive lineman Quinton Spain.

Bengals show they have lot of work to do to better protect Joe Burrow in 2021
Starting left tackle Jonah Williams, the 11th overall pick of the 2019 draft, went down after another player rolled over the back of his legs in the fourth quarter. For the second time in the past three games, one of the key pieces of the franchise's rebuild was carted off the field with a left knee injury. Williams' incident was very similar to the one in which rookie quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending left knee injury against Washington on Nov. 22.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor's Play Calling, Potential Free Agent Additions and the Midweek Mailbag - Sports Illustrated Cincinnati Bengals News, Analysis and More
CINCINNATI — Jake Liscow and I discuss Zac Taylor's decision to keep his play-calling duties, plus we answer your questions about the coaching staff, free agency and more in the midweek mailbag!

Jonah Williams injury: Bengals might have avoided a serious injury
The team’s website is usually right on the money with these types of things. Meaning, it’s good news Williams might miss the rest of this season, but nothing more serious.

Bengals: What’s going on with Bengals’ franchise player A.J. Green?
Green has completely disappeared, which is wild because he’s played on at least 79 percent of the offense’s snaps in every game dating back through Week 6. His highest outputs of the season were 82 and 96-yard showings. He’s scored once.

Around the league

Antonio Gibson dealing with painful case of turf toe; RB's status vs. 49ers in doubt
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Gibson was diagnosed with a painful case of turf toe, which might knock him out of Sunday's contest versus the San Francisco 49ers, per a source informed of the situation.

Odell Beckham felt 'betrayed' by Giants coaching staff before trade
"I never thought I would play for another team besides the Giants," Beckham Jr. said on CBS's "All Things Considered" podcast with Patrick McFadden and Patrick Peterson on Tuesday. "I never wanted to win a championship for anybody more than the Giants. It just was such a legendary place, I was very proud to be a part of that organization."

2021 NFL Draft order: Broncos in top 10; Bears No. 13
The Bengals have shown a willingness to invest in cornerbacks (fifth-highest payroll in the league at CB, per Over the Cap). Will they look for cheaper help via the draft or throw money at CB again in 2021 with all three of their starters at the position from Week 13 ticketed for free agency?