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Bengals News (12/9): Charities supported by players’ ‘My cause, My Cleats’

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Quick Hits: Bengals Special Teams Looking To Block It Out; Joe Mixon In the See-Two, Split-Two Loop; Injury Update
Now a word about special teams before Sunday's game (1 p.m-Cincinnati's Local 12) at Paycor Stadium between the 6-6 Bengals and 7-5 Colts, which is looking more and more like a play-in game as the AFC playoff picture jumbles even more after the Patriots beat the Steelers the Thursday night.

The Conversation: Bengals QBs Coach Dan Pitcher Winning The Percentages With 'The Kind Of Guy We Gravitate To'
Head coach Zac Taylor and his staff drew national raves for Monday night's plan to beat the Jags. Pitcher is one of those up-and-comers whose name buzzes around the league about his work with Joe Burrow and Jake Browning. Sunday marks a bit of a full circle moment for him.

Spiraling Steelers boost Bengals’ slim playoff chances
In the process, the Steelers have gone from 7-4 to 7-6 in a hurry. Feel free to tack on the fact the Cleveland Browns in the AFC North have lost two in a row, putting things like this:

Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals Prediction, Preview, and Odds - 12-10-2023
Indianapolis (7-5 SU, 8-4 ATS, 8-4 O/U) beat Tennessee 31-28 last weekend and Cincinnati (6-6 SU, 5-6-1 ATS, 6-6 O/U) beat Jacksonville 34-31 on Monday Night Football.

Indianapolis Colts vs Cincinnati Bengals: 5 things to watch in Week 14
After the surprising upset by Cincy over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13, this matchup has playoff implications, especially considering both of these teams are looking at potential wild-card berths over winning their divisions.

22 Bengals supporting charities as part of ‘My Cause, My Cleats’
Fans watching the Bengals game this Sunday will notice players wearing some unique footwear in support of the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” initiative. The yearly league-wide endeavor allows players to wear customized cleats to support and bring awareness to charitable efforts that are important to them.

Bengals QB Jake Browning has no plans to be a one-hit wonder
On Wednesday, one of the team's strength coaches came over and told him congratulations. Browning initially thought it was just a general sentiment for his historic performance in Monday's 34-31 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then he was informed he was this week's AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

'I'm About To Get This' - Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase Says Team Record Will Be His
There have been only two 100-reception seasons in Bengals history. Carl Pickens hit 100 on the nose with six catches in the 1996 season finale. And T.J. Houshmandzadeh set the franchise record with 112 in 2007.

Bengals, Joe Mixon finding success using an unlikely offensive tactic
Seeing a successful Bengals screen pass felt like seeing Sasquatch. It created a chicken-or-egg argument for the Cincinnati coaching staff. Do you not call screen passes because they aren’t successful? Or are they not successful because they aren’t called?

Bengals' star pass rusher D.J. Reader did not practice Friday due to back issue
In total, three players are questionable ahead of the weekend: D.J. Reader (back), Tyler Boyd (ankle), and D'Ante Smith (personal).

Former Husky QB Jake Browning stepping up for Bengals, set for Apple Cup rematch against Gardner Minshew Sunday | The Spokesman-Review
Browning, who began the season as the backup to Cincinnati star Joe Burrow, earned the honors after a big performance for the Bengals on Monday night, with 32 completions on 37 attempts for 354 yards, with one passing and one rushing touchdown in a 34-31 overtime win against Jacksonville.