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2-0, 1st in AFC North

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals signed kicker Randy Bullock to a two-year contract extension today. Bullock chatted with reporters yesterday about some of the low points of career as a kicking journeyman when he was bouncing from team to team. He said he really felt like this organization had trust in him, and they showed it on Tuesday.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Joe Mixon's knee issue was a flare up from an old injury. He compared it to having nail in your tire or a rock in your shoe. He said if he didn't play running back it probably wouldn't be something they needed to deal with right now.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick is still waiting for his own turnover to come after seeing his teammates be successful. He shook his head and jokingly held out his hands. "These things are broke," he said. Kirkpatrick spent the weekend visiting his dad, who is recovering from a knee replacement, and prayed over it, hoping it will come next week. Even though he made a joke, he clearly didn't think it was very funny. "I've got to make those balls. They touched my gloves. They hit me dead in the hands," he said. "There's no way I should've dropped those balls. But it happens."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals rank third in the NFL in turnover differential at + 3 with five takeaways (three interceptions, two forced fumbles). Jessie Bates, Shawn Williams and Preston Brown each have an interception. Clayton Fejedelem and Williams have forced a fumble. The Bengals only had 14 total turnovers all of last year and were one of the worst teams in turnover differential.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The procedure to remove a small particle in Bengals' RB Joe Mixon's knee was done Saturday morning and went well, according to a source. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mixon is expected to be sidelined for two weeks. The Bengals travel to play the Panthers next Sunday.

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Source: Bengals' Mixon (knee) to miss 2 weeks

Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to be sidelined for two weeks after having a procedure Saturday to remove a small particle in his knee, a source told ESPN.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis described center Billy Price's foot issue as a strain. Price waved his arms around while walking off the field following the injury to pump the crowd up, which made Lewis initially think the injury wasn't something that would keep him out of the game. "He seemed to be OK and I was surprised he couldn't come back in a emergency situation last night, but they felt it was best he didn't do that," Lewis said." Lewis said Price and Michael Johnson's injuries (knee) are not considered season ending. "It's just a matter of how quickly they heal," Lewis said. "We've got a little bit longer time until our next game and both guys will get an opportunity to see how they come back."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals running back Joe Mixon described his knee injury as "some weird tweak." Mixon played only 51 percent of the offensive snaps against the Ravens while coming in and out of the game due to the injury. He still carried the ball 21 times for 84 yards in the Bengals' win. "He said something was bothering him in his knee after the long play on the goal line," said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis. "We've got a little time for all these guys. We'll see how they come back."

Dalton: Green 'is the best receiver in the league' (0:49)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are undefeated and leading the AFC North after beating their division rival Baltimore Ravens at Home. It was definitely a tale of two halves as they looked brilliant in the first half and inconsistent at best in the second. The biggest thing is that they came up with the big plays when it counted.

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Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half -- three to A.J. Green -- against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It felt like the Bengals were running away with their matchup against the Ravens when they went up by three touchdowns, but a three-and-out on offense (three straight passes), followed by a costly defensive pass interference call, led to a late touchdown by the Ravens. The Bengals need to regain momentum when they come out in the second half.

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Bengals lose DE Johnson to first-half knee injury

Bengals DE Michael Johnson suffered a knee injury in the first half and was quickly ruled out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Ravens. Center Billy Price also left in the first half after injuring his ankle.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Reporters sat down with Bengals defensive coordinator Teryl Austin earlier in the week and he lamented the fact that rookie defensive end Sam Hubbard didn't get much playing time against the Colts (outside of acting as a fullback for a Joe Mixon touchdown). Austin said Hubbard had earned the right to play more. Well he clearly meant his words. Hubbard was inserted early in the first quarter and sacked Joe Flacco on first down for an 11 yard loss.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals were able to take a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter despite a sloppy first half that saw muffed punts by both teams, Jessie Bates picking off Joe Flacco and Eric Weddle picking off Andy Dalton in the end zone but being ruled out of bounds. The biggest thing is that the Bengals' protection held up and Dalton kept going to the corner of the end zone, aided by a PI call, before he finally found A.J. Green for the touchdown.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals have a new burger that has peanut butter, jelly and pepper jack cheese. The burger is actually kind of spicy, which is a little odd for something with peanut butter and jelly.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals inactives: WR Cody Core (back), WR Auden Tate, RB Mark Walton, LB Preston Brown (ankle), OL Christian Westerman, OL Cedric Ogbuehi and DT Josh Tupou

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals LB Preston Brown seemed optimistic early in the week that he would play through a hurt ankle, but clearly pre-game warmups didn't go well and the Bengals made him inactive on a short week. That's a big loss for the Bengals' defense.

Team Stats

Passing Yards247.017th
Rushing Yards104.517th
Points For34.0
Points Against23.018th

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