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Bengals News (11/27): Cincinnati could look for their future at quarterback this offseason

Bengals Mull Driskel’s Varied Skills For Denver
No question about it. Jeff Driskel is a better runner than Andy Dalton. Not only that, he’s one of the better running quarterbacks in the NFL and there are those at Paul Brown Stadium that submit Driskel is the most athletic quarterback the Bengals have ever had with the possible exception of when Ken Riley and Lemar Parrish were on call as emergency.

Marvin Lewis Press Conference: 11/26
“Yesterday after the game, I think Katherine (ESPN reporter Katherine Terrell) had a lot of questions about different things in the game that I couldn’t recall. At the beginning offensively, we had a lot of positive plays, but negative plays seemed to set us back. We overcame a couple of them, but we missed the field goal on the first drive, gave them the ball back and allowed them to go back and score again. From that point, we didn’t get anything until the end of the first half. We had the interception on the next series, or not long after. We created some space in the running game, but we weren’t consistent enough. We had two ‘minus’ plays in the first quarter, and we have to overcome those, come back and make positive plays. We made the fourth-down conversion, then stalled out down there where we had to try to kick the field goal.

Dalton To IR As Driskel’s First NFL Start Looms Vs. Broncos
With possible surgery pending, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s season ended Monday and he was replaced on the roster when they claimed former Texans and 49ers back-up Tom Savage. That paves the way for Jeff Driskel’s first NFL start Sunday against the Broncos at Paul Brown Stadium.

Bengals Acquire Savage On Waivers, Place Dalton On Reserve/Injured
The Bengals today acquired QB Tom Savage on waivers from the San Francisco 49ers and placed QB Andy Dalton on the Reserve/Injured list.

Notebook: Driskel Well Received; Mixon and Co. Grind;
Sunday’s second half had almost a surreal pre-season feel to it with back-up quarterback Jeff Driskel running things in the 35-20 loss to the Browns at Paul Brown Stadium, but make no mistake. The Bengals receivers have no qualms being in a huddle with him.

Bengals refusal to take QB seriously led to this moment
With the way the Cincinnati Bengals treat the quarterback position, there was always a chance Andy Dalton would once again go down and the team would be left praying a season didn’t go up in flames.

Andy Dalton’s injury could force Bengals to look to future
But whether they like it or not, they have no choice but to shake things up with Andy Dalton out for the season for the first time since 2015. The reins will now be handed to Jeff Driskel, who has been groomed by the Bengals since they claimed him off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers in 2016.

‘Do your job’ mantra falls flat as Bengals’ season continues to spiral
CINCINNATI — The low point of the Cincinnati Bengals’ season probably wasn’t letting a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers slip away from them in the last minute. It arguably wasn’t two combined losses to the Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints by a margin of 96-24.

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Deshaun Watson’s 3 TDs Lead Texans to Blowout Win vs. Marcus Mariota, Titans
Houston won its eighth game in a row after a 0-3 start and avenged a Week 2 loss to the Tennessee Titans with a 34-17 victory on Monday at NRG Stadium. The 8-3 Texans are now two games ahead of the Indianapolis Colts and three games ahead of Tennessee in the divisional race entering the stretch run of the season.

Picking best 2019 NFL prospects in every college football conference title game
Alabama vs. Georgia. Texas vs. Oklahoma. Clemson vs. Pitt. Conference title games are finally here, and ESPN NFL draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay pick the best 2019 prospects in every matchup.

Leonard Fournette Suspended 1 Game for Fighting Shaq Lawson in Jaguars vs. Bills
The NFL suspended Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette for one game after he fought Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson in Sunday’s 24-21 defeat, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

Blake Bortles Benched by Jaguars, Cody Kessler to Start vs. Colts | Bleacher Report
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone announced Monday that Cody Kessler will be the team’s starting quarterback against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 13, which will send Blake Bortles to the bench.

Baker Mayfield Calls Hue Jackson ‘Fake’ in Response to Damien Woody’s Criticism
Mayfield questioned Hue Jackson joining the Cincinnati Bengals after being fired by the Browns, but host Damien Woody told the rookie on ESPN that he has to “grow up” because “things happen in pro football.”

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