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Bengals News (12/30): Chidobe Awuzie’s journey following ACL tear

It has been a long road for recovery for the veteran corner in a contract year.

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Bengals’ Chidobe Awuzie reflects on ‘emotional roller coaster’ season, uncertain future
Inevitably, Pro Football Focus would put 123 yards of the 290 thrown by Rudolph on Awuzie, more than the previous five games combined and only the second time allowing more than 100 in a game since arriving in Cincinnati as a free agent in 2021.

Game Within The Game: Orlando Brown Jr. And His Bengals O-Line Set For Another KC Classic
Bengals left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. knows there won't be a "Welcome Back," sign for him at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday, but he'd like to get a look at the Super Bowl Championship banner he helped put up there with his work for the Chiefs last season.

Five Things To Watch: Bengals at Chiefs
The Bengals took a full swing during free agency when they acquired Orlando Brown Jr., who was coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons and a Super Bowl LVII title with the Chiefs.

Bengals Roster Moves; Cam Taylor-Britt to Active Roster
The Bengals today returned CB Cam Taylor-Britt to the active roster from the Reserve/Injured list. Taylor-Britt had been on the Reserve/Injured list since Dec. 4 with an ankle injury. He was designated for return from Reserve/Injured and cleared to practice on Wednesday.

Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor Reacts to Ja'Marr Chase's Comments About Kansas City Chiefs Secondary
"He’s a confident guy, but that’s not something I would say," Taylor said. "That’s one of the best defenses in the league."

Former Alabama prep QB ready to play again for Bengals
The former Park Crossing High School standout has missed the past five games because of an ankle injury. After Taylor-Britt missed a 16-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 26, Cincinnati placed him on injured reserve, which required him to miss four more games.

NFL Week 17 bold predictions: Bengals upset Chiefs; George Pickens has encore performance
All season long, we have waited for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense to look dominant, but the new norm is a unit that ranked third in drops and first in offensive penalties heading into Week 16, while logging the sixth-most turnovers.

Cleveland Browns Beat New York Jets on Thursday Night Football, Helps Clear Cincinnati Bengals' Path to Playoffs
Cincinnati plays Kansas City on Sunday, before hosting Cleveland in the regular season finale. Since Cleveland already has the fifth seed locked up, they could rest their starters. Baltimore would need to beat Miami this week for that scenario to come to fruition.

Toney, Smith out for New Year’s Eve game between Chiefs and Bengals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City Chiefs’ (9-6) will be without wide receiver Kadarius Toney and offensive tackle Donovan Smith against the Cincinnati Bengals (8-7). in the AFC Championship game rematch set to take place at 3:25 p.m. on New Year’s Eve at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Rivalry between Chiefs-Bengals still hot as ever despite both teams' struggles - A to Z Sports
The rivalry has become one of the most personal and entertaining in the NFL over the last couple of years. Asked about the hype surrounding their matchup on Sunday, Reid pointed to the history and success of both teams.

Fans confidence took quite a dip after the embarrassing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. It really does show how much of a roller coaster this season has been. There is no doubt that if the Bengals somehow pull off the upset against the Chiefs, this will shoot up again.

Defensive tackle should be a really big priority this offseason. Even before the D.J. Reader injury, this team has desperately missed having another interior pass rusher to pair with B.J. Hill since Larry Ogunjohbi left following the 2021 season.