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Lamar Jackson admits to flopping and drawing a foul

NFL officials protect quarterbacks. And quarterbacks know it. And quarterbacks take advantage of it. Consider this exchange from Sunday’s Bengals-Ravens game, courtesy of the Week Five edition of Mic’d Up. Cincinnati defensive lineman Carlos Dunlap hits Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson near the sideline. Jackson falls, a flag comes out for unnecessary roughness, and the Ravens [more]

Fans will be present for nine of 14 games this weekend

The virus continues to spread, the cases continue to spike . . . and the NFL continues to expand the number of venues into which fans are welcome. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy points out on Twitter that nine of 14 games to be played this weekend will have fans present. Fans will attend Bears-Panthers in [more]

Week Six injury report roundup

There was no Thursday night game this week, so Week Six of the 2020 NFL season kicks off on Sunday afternoon. There will be 12 games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The four teams playing on Monday night won’t [more]

Colts say all four tests were false positives, game vs. Bengals is on

The Colts closed their facility today after four members of the team initially tested positive for COVID-19, but their game against the Bengals on Sunday is still on. “The four positive samples were re-tested and have been confirmed negative,” the team said in a statement. “The team will open the practice facility this afternoon under [more]

Colts: We have closed facility after multiple positive COVID-19 tests

The Colts are the latest team to close their facility after receiving word of positive COVID-19 tests. The team issued a statement on Friday morning announcing that they will be working remotely as they work to confirm that those tests are true positives. “This morning, we were informed that several individuals within our organization have [more]

Philip Rivers looking for bounce-back outing against Bengals

Philip Rivers has had tough losses before where he didn’t perform up to his own expectations. He’s had to pick himself up off the mat and regroup and find a way to lead his team forward after a dud showing. The most recent dud came on Sunday in a 32-23 loss to the Cleveland Browns. [more]

T.Y. Hilton: I’ve got to find a way because my team needs me

T.Y. Hilton had seven catches for 138 yards in a 28-27 victory over the Giants on Dec. 23, 2018. That was his last 100-yard game. Hilton has gone 16 games without a 100-yard game. His six catches for 69 yards last week stands as the most yards he has gained in five games this season. [more]

Anthony Castonzo fully participates in practice

It looks like the Colts will have left tackle Anthony Castonzo back in the lineup for Sunday’s home game against the Bengals. Castonzo missed last Sunday’s loss to the Browns with a rib injury, but was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice. The Colts listed Castonzo as a full participant on Thursday, which should leave [more]

Ravens’ DC yelled at Bengals’ coach for last-minute field goal down 27-0

Trailing the Ravens 27-0 on Sunday, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor sent his field goal team on the field with 37 seconds left to avoid a shutout and lose 27-3. Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale was not amused. Asked today for his reaction to that field goal, Martindale said Taylor knows his reaction because [more]

Bengals put Sam Hubbard on injured reserve

The Bengals will be without defensive end Sam Hubbard for at least the next three weeks. The team announced that Hubbard has been placed on injured reserve Thursday. Hubbard injured his elbow in last Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Ravens. No corresponding move was announced, so the Bengals have one open spot on their 53-man [more]

A.J. Green frustrated, doesn’t want to be traded

A couple of video clips of Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green made the rounds after last Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Ravens. One showed Green giving little effort to tackle Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters after Peters intercepted a pass that was thrown over Green’s head and the other featured Green talking to an assistant on [more]

Anthony Castonzo returns to practice, Darius Leonard remains out

The Colts got left tackle Anthony Castonzo (rib) back at practice Wednesday. Castonzo, who missed last week’s loss to the Browns, was limited. Linebacker Darius Leonard, though, remained out of practice. He has missed four consecutive practices with his groin injury. The Colts have their off week in Week Seven, which could play into the [more]

Bengals sign Xavier Williams, place D.J. Reader on IR

The Bengals signed free agent Xavier Williams on Monday. He will take the roster spot of defensive tackle D.J. Reader. The team placed Reader on injured reserve in a corresponding move. Reader, a fifth-year player, injured his left quadriceps in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. He played in Cincinnati’s first five games and made 19 tackles [more]

After taking seven sacks, Joe Burrow vows to get the ball out faster

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow endured a rough day in Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Ravens, taking seven sacks along the way. He knows that can’t keep happening. Burrow put the blame primarily on himself, saying he needs to feel the pass rush and get rid of the ball more quickly than he has so far [more]

Patrick Queen happy to get first win in “fun rivalry” with Joe Burrow

The Ravens left Sunday’s win looking for more from their offense, but there wasn’t much more they could have asked for from their defense. Cincinnati managed 205 total yards while the Ravens recorded seven sacks, an interception and two fumble recoveries. First-round linebacker Patrick Queen had both fumble recoveries and forced one of them on [more]

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