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Los Angeles Chargers want no slip-ups vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Los Angeles Chargers want no slip-ups vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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Two teams going in drastically different directions meet Sunday when the fading Cincinnati Bengals visit Los Angeles to face the rapidly rising Chargers. The Chargers (9-3) could clinch a playoff berth with a win. They trail the Kansas City Chiefs by a game in the AFC West, but they are two games ahead of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC wild-card race and three games up on the other wild-card hopefuls. The scenarios are still complicated at this point. Simply put, the Chargers help their chances to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013 by collecting their ninth win in 10 games at the StubHub Center. It might be a challenge to maintain the same level of intensity the Chargers had in a 33-30 win on Sunday night over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Chargers erased a 16-point defic...
Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

Bengals remove Mixon from injury report

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was removed from the team's injury report on Friday. Mixon was a surprise addition to the injury report on Thursday when he was limited in practice due to a knee injury, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Friday that Mixon "looks all systems go" for Sunday's game at the Baltimore Ravens. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who is dealing with a toe injury that forced him to sit out last week's lopsided loss against New Orleans, was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. Green is not expected to play Sunday. He has 45 receptions and six touchdowns, including three scoring passes in the earlier matchup against Baltimore. Thursday's knee issue to Mixon appeared to be a setback for the second-year running back, who missed a pair of games earlier t...
Bengals, Steelers prepare for pivotal game in AFC North

Bengals, Steelers prepare for pivotal game in AFC North

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are usually the team that sits atop the AFC North while others try to chase them down, but through five games this season, the Cincinnati Bengals are the team that's sitting pretty in first place. When the Bengals (4-1) play host to the Steelers (2-2-1) on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, they could take early command of the division. But if the Steelers win, they'll be just a half game out of first place and right back in the thick of the race. "I think both teams realize this division is a lot tighter than it has been in years," Steelers guard Ramon Foster said. "The teams that execute and don't hurt themselves will be the No. 1 seed." The Bengals are winning in different ways -- capitalizing on turnovers, piling up offense, pulling off late dramatics and grindin...