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Bengals News (10/29): Hot In Here

Joe Mixon senses things are heating up for the Bengals.

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Quick Hits: Joe Mixon believes the Bengals chemistry positioned the team for January success
If Joe Burrow is the soul, then running back Joe Mixon is the heart of the Bengals’ new and reenergized locker room chemistry of a team that has suddenly burst into the AFC power structure.

Matchup of the Game: Bengals offensive line against the New York Jets front seven
Thursday night dinners. Grades for “Nasty Finish Double-Plus Knockdowns.” Two long fourth quarter touchdown runs against the big, bad Ravens. Welcome to the Bengals' new and improved offensive line.

Joe Burrow Weighs in on Cincinnati Bengals' Super Bowl Chances - Sports Illustrated Cincinnati Bengals News, Analysis and More
Joe Burrow Weighs in on Cincinnati Bengals' Super Bowl Chances

Cincinnati Bengals: PFF grades three rookies ahead of Ja’Marr Chase
Ja'Marr Chase's fast start to his season is good, but so far, grades only fourth among rookies at Pro Football Focus through seven weeks.

Around the League

Kyler Murray on game-ending interception intended for A.J. Green: 'We weren't on the same page and it cost us'
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray called his interception to Rasul Douglas, which was intended for A.J. Green, a "miscommunication," but head coach Kliff Kingsbury let it be know that the wrong route was run.

Kliff Kingsbury on Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins' hamstring injury: 'We just want to be smart, but he was definitely hurting'
Cardinals wideout DeAndre Hopkins left Thursday's game, was questionable to return, looked like he would be ruled out, but eventually came back in. In all, he played just 14 plays and had two catches for 66 yards in the Cardinals' 24-21 defeat.

Report -- Roger Goodell was paid nearly $128M after navigating league through labor peace, media deals in past two years
Roger Goodell made $128 million the past two fiscal years, per The New York Times, which reported Thursday night that the total was heavy in performance bonuses from his work securing labor peace and media rights deals.

NAACP calls on athletes not to sign with Texas teams due to recent legislation
The NAACP has sent a letter to the players' associations in five professional sports asking players to reconsider signing with teams in Texas because of recent laws passed in the state.

Dak Prescott unsure if he'll play Sunday: 'I don't want this to linger past this week'
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott did not reveal whether he'll be able to take part in Dallas' prime-time game against the Minnesota Vikings, but did say that the decision is bigger than one game and he doesn't want his calf injury "to linger past this week."