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Wide Out John Ross to Play in Week 14 at Cleveland

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor announced Monday that wide receiver John Ross will be active for the team’s Week 14 matchup against the Cleveland Browns.

Ross posted 7-158-2, 4-112-1, 2-22-0 and 3-36-0 receiving lines in Weeks 1-4 before breaking his collarbone and landing on injured reserve.

He has been back practicing with the team since mid-November and is one of two Bengals designated to return from IR. His field-stretching ability should help open up the underneath areas of the field for Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon among others.

In danger of being labeled a mega draft bust before his scorching hot start to the 2019 season, Ross cannot seem to catch a break with regards to injuries but did show a lot of promise in those first four games.

Bengals Notch First Win of 2019, Top Jets at Home Behind Andy Dalton 22-6

The Bengals went back to Andy Dalton, and finally got their first win of 2019, as they topped the Jets 22-6.

Here’s the highlights.

NFL Week 13 Inactives: Jets vs Bengals

Here are the inactives for today’s AFC game between the Jets and Bengals

Jets

RB Josh Adams
CB Kyron Brown
S Blake Countess
OT Chuma Edoga
CB Nate Hairston
LB C.J. Mosley
LB Paul Worrilow

Bengals

TE Cethan Carter
QB Jacob Dolegala
WR A.J. Green
OG John Jerry
CB Torry McTyer
TE Drew Sample
DE Anthony Zettel

Video: Bengals Continue Search for First Win of 2019 as They Host the Jets

The Bengals are going back to Andy Dalton at the quarterback spot Sunday against the Jets as they continue that search for win number one in week 13.

Here’s a preview:

Bengals Going Back to Andy Dalton as Starting QB

The Ryan Finley era in Cincinnati seems to already be over as Bengals head coach Zac Taylor announced Monday that veteran Andy Dalton would be the starting QB against the New York Jets in Week 13 according to Geoff Hobson of bengals.com.

Finally, although Taylor wouldn’t commit to how long Dalton would stay under center. And it is fair to question Taylor’s judgement at this point, as he is the guy who announced he was benching Dalton for the rookie on Dalton’s birthday. The three games Finley started were tough to watch, with the Bengals failing to top 13 points in any of them and Finley failing to top 200 yards or complete even 55% of his passes in all three.

The return of Dalton certainly won’t make the Bengals into an offensive juggernaut, as the 0-11 team lost the first eight of those games with Dalton under center, but it could at least bring some minimal competence to Cincy. It is also an upgrade for all of the Bengals’ offensive skills players, except possibly running back Joe Mixon as he was being force-fed carries to try to cover up for Finley’s deficiencies. Perhaps even A.J. Green (ankle) will be motivated to suit up with the Red Rifle back under center.

And the 32-year-old Dalton may find some extra motivation knowing he may be auditioning for 2020 for some of the other quarterback-needy teams in the NFL. He is under contract for next season but, with the Bengals in the driver’s seat for the No.1-overall pick in next year’s draft and likely to be selecting their next franchise quarterback, it seems highly unlikely that Dalton will be back in Cincy next season.

Video: Bengals Hang Tough, Fall at Home to Steelers 16-10

The Bengals hung with the Steelers at home, but in the end their offense was just not good enough, as they scored just one TD and fell to Pittsburgh 16-10.

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NFL Week 12 Inactives – Steelers vs Bengals

Here are today’s inactives for the Steelers and Bengals AFC North showdown in Cincinnati at 1pm.

Steelers:

CB Artie Burns
RB James Conner
TE Zach Gentry
QB Paxton Lynch
OT Chukwuma Okorafor
LB Tuzar Skipper
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster

Bengals:

QB Jacob Dolegala
WR A.J. Green
OG Fred Johnson
CB Torry McTyer
TE Drew Sample
OT Andre Smith
DE Anthony Zettel

Video: Bengals Look to Take Down the Steelers in Week 12 AFC North Battle

The 0-10 Bengals are back at home looking for their first win of 2019, as they will play host to a beat up 5-5 Steelers team who are coming off a 21-7 loss to the Browns.

Here’s a preview from the NFL: