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Bengals News (9/22): Bengals look to join select group

Can Cincinnati be another team that starts 0-2 that makes a deep run in the playoffs?

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Bengals Notes: Joe Burrow, Jessie Bates III, Drew Sample, Dax Hill
It was last year when he led the Bengals to within 39 seconds of a Super Bowl championship and it is now at 0-2 and Sunday's game in New York (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) against a Jets team trying to replicate Cincinnati's turnaround.

Bengals Quick Hits: Joe Burrow Says Relax; Drew Sample Expected to IR
"We're not panicking, two games in, we've got 15 games left," Burrow said before going out to the steam bath. "It's all just take a deep breath and relax. We're going to be fine. We're not worried about it."

Bengals QB Joe Burrow says Cincinnati 'not worried' about 0-2 start; 'We're gonna be fine'
Cincinnati's reign as defending AFC champion has not gone well so far. The Bengals are the first team in the Super Bowl era to lose its first two games despite being at least a 7-point favorite in each contest, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Bengal Bets: Picks for Cincinnati Bengals-New York Jets Matchup
Week 2 was another disappointing outing for the Cincinnati Bengals in a 20-17 loss to the Cowboys, but the Bengal Bets came away with a W. We are back after a 2-1 week where Dallas easily covered the spread and Evan McPherson banged multiple field goals.

Lou Anarumo Explains Why Cincinnati Bengals Aren't Using First-Round Pick Dax Hill on Defense
The rookie safety has been on the field for eight defensive plays. The Bengals took Hill with the 31st overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. He shined in the preseason, but hasn't been used much with Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell manning both starting safety spots.

Bengals, Titans will look to join these teams that made the Super Bowl after an 0-2 start
Joe Burrow and the rest of the defending AFC champions certainly expected better. Fresh off the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance in over 30 years, the Bengals' title defense is off to a tumultuous start. Cincinnati is 0-2 after dropping a pair of three-point games to Pittsburgh and Dallas.

Around the league

2022 NFL season: Four things to watch for in Steelers-Browns clash on Prime Video
The Cleveland Browns’ improbable loss on Sunday will be fresh on everyone’s minds when they get set to host the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday in a battle of 1-1 AFC North clubs.

NFL Week 3 underdogs: Russell Wilson's Broncos to knock off 49ers? Will Dolphins hand Bills first loss?
The home Broncos shouldn't be the underdog in this, at least not on paper. They certainly wouldn't be if we'd viewed this game before the season kicked off. But Nathaniel Hackett's rough start to his head-coaching career has made the Broncos a tough sell, with the masses poised to pop on Denver games to see when Hackett's next blunder will arrive.

NFL sends warning letter to Buccaneers exec Bruce Arians for actions on sideline during game vs. Saints
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on NFL NOW that the league sent Arians, now serving as Bucs senior advisor to the general manager, a warning letter noting that his actions on the sideline weren't acceptable and further actions would result in fines and penalties for himself and the team, per a source informed of the letter.

Patriots HC Bill Belichick on Ravens QB Lamar Jackson: Wait until we 'see what his contract is'
Jackson told reporters Wednesday he's "feeling good" and that he'll participate in Thursday's practice and Sunday's game. Jackson didn't throw Wednesday, but quieted concerns with his response.