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Bengals News (12/27): All the confidence in the world

The Bengals are riding as high as we’ve seen in years. How far can they go?

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Bengals News

Zac Taylor: Our guys have all the confidence in the world right now - ProFootballTalk
“We’ve got kind of beaten up on over the last few years, so our guys just have all the confidence in the world right now. And they’re not done yet,” Taylor said in his postgame press conference. “We’re 4-1 in the division right now, and we need to be better than that this year, quite frankly.”

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Santa Burrow Delivers Club-Record 525 Yards As Bengals On Verge of AFC North Title
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Bengals grab a one game lead in the AFC North with two to play
"Man, it's amazing. When he's on fire like that all your job is to do is get open, and he's going to find you," said wide receiver Tee Higgins, who was found a career-high 12 times for a career-best 194 yards like a man among kids in jump ball after jump ball. "They played a lot more zone this game, and we were able to exploit those voids and get open in those open zones."

Quick Hits: Boomer Esiason On Joe Burrow: 'Tip Of The Iceberg'
It was Norman Julius Esiason who had the team record with 490 yards on Oct. 7, 1990 in Anaheim, Calif., in a 34-31 overtime win over the Rams. It was Esiason who threw for 522 yards for the Cardinals in a 1996 game that had been the fourth most of all-time.

NFL stats and records, Week 16: Burrow airs it out
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NFL Week 16 Team of the Week and Player Awards
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