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Bengals News (10/28): Joe Burrow raises $100,000 for ‘Dine 9’ fundraiser

Joe Burrow raises a huge chunk of change for charity.

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Bengals News

Joe Burrow Foundation raises $100,000 in “Dine for 9” fundraiser
The Joe Burrow Foundation, started by Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, raised $100,000 last month across three cities for its “Dine For 9” fundraiser, which will be used for the Do Good grants, supporting projects that “develop new pathways for mental health protection and food insecurity.”

Sunday's Hot Spots: Bengals Seek To Ease Load In Mixon Homecoming; Interception Leaders Challenge Joe Burrow And Brock Purdy
After playing 86 games and rushing for nearly 5,800 yards, Mixon figures he'll have about 50 people or so at his first NFL game in his hometown, and they won't have to worry about catching a glimpse. Not with Mixon representing 87.4 % of the team's rushing yards and 79.3 % of the carries, both league highs. And with his rookie backup Chase Brown declared out after injuring his hamstring in Thursday's practice, the numbers look like they'll remain high.

Quick Hits: Bengals Banking On Early November Gale In Bay; Ja'Marr Chase Eyes Communication As Key For Resurging Offense; Dax Hill On His Matchup With "Best TE' He'll Face
Bengals-49ers on Sunday (4:25 p.m.-Cincinnati's Local 12) is set for the last weekend in October. Oct. 29, to be exact, the 34th anniversary of Bengals Ring of Honor member Boomer Esiason's five touchdown passes in a 56-23 win over Tampa Bay.

Bengals iron man OT Orlando Brown Jr. (groin) to play at 49ers
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Brown, who has been dealing with a groin injury, was not listed on the game status report that was issued Friday afternoon, a couple of hours after he was a full participant at practice for the first time since the Bengals returned from their bye week.

49ers’ defense shaken before Bengals date? History says don't panic
In 2021, when the San Francisco 49ers finished the season ranked third in the NFL in total defense, they were shredded, 31-17, in Week 9 by the Cardinals, who played with backup quarterback Colt McCoy and didn’t have All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Chase Brown's Injury Should Make Running Back Cincinnati Bengals Top Priority at Trade Deadline - Sports Illustrated Cincinnati Bengals News, Analysis and More
Joe Mixon has led the way with 366 rushing yards and one touchdown. He's been on the field for 283 (74%) offensive snaps this season. The Bengals were quietly hoping Brown could take on a larger role moving forward, to not only bring some explosion to the running game but to keep Mixon fresh.

Cincinnati Bengals: 5 storylines to get you ready for Week 8
While the Bengals look to make it three straight wins and sweep the NFC West altogether, the 49ers are looking to avoid dropping three straight games and regain their footing in the NFC. A rematch of two different Super Bowls from the 1980s is always quality entertainment, regardless of the stakes.

Despite injury, Higgins’ presence ‘very helpful’ for Bengals offense
“Appreciate him going out there,” Taylor said. “Even when he’s not full speed it still takes attention from the defense away and allows other guys to be productive as well. Just having him out there these last couple of weeks has been—the last game in particular was very helpful. He looks better. He looks like he’s feeling better. He’d have to answer on exactly how he feels, but it seems like things are in a good place there.”

Bengals news: Injury updates, Ja’Marr Chase comments and Week 8 picks
The Cincinnati Bengals commanded the news cycle ahead of their Week 8 game against the San Francisco 49ers in large part thanks to an unfortunate development surrounding an injury to a rookie.

Around the league

NFL's biggest game-planning nightmares today; plus, Brandon Staley's unexpected flaw and Philly's trade
With Halloween right around the corner, it feels like a perfect time to spotlight some of the dynamic players who keep opposing coaches up at night. You know, those guys who are an absolute nightmare to prepare for.

NFL Week 8 bold predictions: Bryce Young logs first pro win, while Joe Burrow shreds San Francisco
The 49ers have lost two straight, while the Bengals come out of the bye on a two-game win streak. Though Cincinnati currently has the NFL’s 28th-ranked scoring offense and worst total offense, Joe Burrow just had an extra week to heal his calf and prepare.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray (knee) listed as doubtful vs. Ravens despite being 'fully healthy'
The Arizona Cardinals' star quarterback was officially listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, but head coach Jonathan Gannon said Friday that Murray is ready to play health-wise.

Week 8 NFL picks: Bengals or 49ers in enticing AFC-NFC showdown? Can Jacksonville win in Pittsburgh? editors Ali Bhanpuri, Tom Blair, Brooke Cersosimo, Gennaro Filice and Dan Parr will predict every game of the 2023 NFL season, using the unbeatable combo of football analysis and excessive punctuation.

NFL fantasy football stats & trends for Week 8: Alvin Kamara's crazy usage
Two players are currently tied for most touches in the NFL in 2023. One is Christian McCaffrey. The other is the fantasy RB3, Travis Etienne.

Bengals Reacts

Here are this week’s Bengals Reacts results, where fans voiced their confidence in the team while also saying they don’t believe the team will make a trade prior to Tuesday’s deadline.