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Bengals beat Buccaneers in pre-season opener

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Ryan Fitzpatrick made a good initial impression with Tampa Bay. The rest was so-so. Fitzpatrick completed his first series with a 6-yard touchdown run before the Cincinnati Bengals pulled away to a 23-12 victory over the Buccaneers on Friday night.

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Dolphins offense lays an egg in loss to Bengals

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Thank goodness the Miami Dolphins made a few plays on defense on Thursday night. Without them, their 22-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium would have been much worse. Miami looked like they would make a game out of it in the first quarter. After Ryan Tannehill hooked up with Kenny Stills on a 74-yard scoring play on their second play from scrimmage, the Dolphins led 7-3. After that, the Miami offense nearly ceased to exist. The…

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Some Dolphins are playing for their jobs on Thursday

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This week’s Thursday Night Football Game in Cincinnati features two teams with 1-2 records. Few are surprised the Miami Dolphins carry that record, but the Cincinnati Bengals have deeply disappointed their fans by losing their last two games. The Dolphins are extremely fortunate to have their one win. All the Cleveland Browns had to do last Sunday was kick a makeable field goal at the end of the game and Miami would be 0-3. Cincinnati split their first two games…

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Bengals hand Steelers a playoff victory

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A one-sentence summary of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Wild Card game would read: Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining to give the Steelers a comeback 18-16 win over the Bengals in Cincinnati on Saturday night. Those who watched the game know that a great deal more happened over the previous 59 minutes and 46 seconds. Especially the final 1:36. The game will be remembered for the mental toughness of Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger…

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Look for an unknown player or 2 to star wild-card weekend

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Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, J.J. Watt and the other star players got their teams to the playoffs. With the season on the line, a lesser-known player often makes the difference. Remember Malcolm Butler? The Green Bay Packers won three road games as a sixth-seed in 2010 before they beat Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. They wouldn’t have advanced if it weren’t for a surprise performance in the wild-card round, when rookie James Starks had 123 yards rushing in…

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