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Bengals News (9/16): Making it up

Joe Mixon is focused on making up for his rare fumble in Week 1 during Thursday Night Football.

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Rare Fumble Jolts Joe Mixon Into Battle of Ohio Turf Owned By Bengals Backs
Ever since the Browns came back into the NFL in 1999, the Bengals have owned the trenches. Whether it's been on the riverfront or lakefront, the Bengals have always run the ball against the Browns and Cincinnati has a worthy successor in the tradition when running back Joe Mixon rides into his seventh Battle of Ohio Thursday night (8:20-Cincinnati's Local 12 and NFL Network) on The Lake.

Taylor Made Takes: Thoughts from Bengals head coach Zac Taylor on Week 1 and the upcoming game against the Browns
I thought, overall, there were a couple we didn't connect on, but the times we had time, I thought we were accurate and the receivers were where they needed to be. There were a couple down the field that we didn't connect on that come to mind. A lot of the incompletions were throwaways or trying to get the ball to check down while we were engaged with somebody else.

Quick Hits: The Bengals make a flurry of roster moves ahead of the Thursday Night Football game at Cleveland
But Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Bengals kicker Randy Bullock is healthy and ready for Thursday night (8:20-Cincinnati's Channel 12) after he injured his calves while slicing to the right what would have been the tying field goal.

The Bengals acquired K Austin Seibert on waivers from the Cleveland Browns and signed DE Amani Bledsoe to the active roster.
The Bengals today acquired K Austin Seibert on waivers from the Cleveland Browns and signed DE Amani Bledsoe to the active roster. In corresponding moves, the team placed G Xavier Su'a-Filo on the Reserve/Injured list and waived CB Torry McTyer.

Game Preview: Bengals travel to Cleveland to face the Browns on Thursday Night Football
Cincinnati fell to the Chargers in nail-biting fashion in Week 1, as a potential game-tying 31-yard FG by the Bengals sailed wide right with two seconds left. That overshadowed a mostly solid debut by Burrow, who after an up-and-down first half helped Cincinnati's offense find its footing late.

Bengals claim ex-Browns kicker Austin Seibert off waivers; still sticking with Randy Bullock
Cleveland signed Cody Parkey to the 53-man roster and waived Seibert on Monday after the second-year player missed both of his kicks in a 38-6 loss to Baltimore on Sunday. Seibert missed a 41-yard field goal and a point after attempt that ricocheted off the left upright.

Baker Mayfield faces pressure cooker vs rookie Joe Burrow
The Cleveland Browns were incapable of slowing Lamar Jackson and equally inept on offense Sunday in a result that raises the stakes for this week’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Joe Burrow looked like a good NFL quarterback in his debut
From the shotgun, Burrow stuffed the ball into Joe Mixon’s chest as the two slid toward the line of scrimmage. All the while, he kept his eyes downfield, appearing to key in on Chargers safety Desmond King II. When King committed to the run, Burrow pulled the ball and threaded a dart to A.J. Green for a first down. It was an elemental RPO—run/pass option—play, a brilliant and wildly popular offensive fixture across the NCAA and the NFL that aided Burrow’s rise from unheralded transfer to top pick in the NFL draft.

Bengals RB Mixon vows to make up for rare fumble: 'I owe the team'
With 12:20 left in a 13-13 game, Mixon took the handoff from Joe Burrow and immediately felt pressure from linebacker Denzel Perryman. The running back attempted to pirouette out of the tackle, and then the ball squirted loose. Former Bengal Nick Vigil was there to scoop up the loose pigskin. All the while, expert play-by-play Kevin Harlan was shouting, "He never fumbles, he never fumbles!"

3 Tuesday Bengals Takeaways: 5 wides interesting; Ross' inconsistency; Hart on thin ice?
"You have A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, John Ross, Mike Thomas, Auden Tate, Alex Erickson - you want to get those guys on the field," said head coach Zac Taylor. "There are a lot of weapons that we've got. You can put them on the field at the same time at the receiving group. We've got weapons all over the place. It's just a package we can utilize at certain points."

Around the league

Lamar Jackson, Russell Wilson among Week 1 Players of the Week
Leading the list, nothing's changed for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, as the reigning AP Most Valuable Player picked up AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 1 for the second straight year.

Remembering the NFL's humble origins on its 100th birthday
Two years later, the minutes reflected that on June 24, 1922, a team owner named George Halas made a motion to change the name of the association to something more memorable -- the National Football League. But that first meeting, a century ago in Canton, little more than 60 miles south of where Ohio's two teams will mark the anniversary Thursday night, represents the starting point of the game we know today.

NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Packers vault into top three
The unknowable nature of a brand-new season makes the Power Rankings an especially volatile place this time of year. Huge leaps and precipitous drops will be commonplace. In time, we'll see some sense of order ... but that time is not now.

Pete Carroll plans to get Seahawks' run game going after pass-happy Week 1
The star QB diced up the Atlanta Falcons in Sunday's 38-25 win, going 31 of 35 passing for 322 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile, Seattle rushed the ball just 20 times, including three by Wilson. The running backs toted the rock a combined 16 times for 43 yards.

Saints WR Thomas now expected to miss several weeks
After originally believing he could play through a high-ankle injury sustained in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, Thomas is now expected to miss several weeks, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.