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Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton received the expected standing ovation from Bills fans at New Era Field as he was introduced before Sunday's preseason game. Dalton stopped on his way to the field to wave. A video thank-you message for donations to his foundation played on the screen. Dalton then threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to John Ross on the first play from scr…

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CINCINNATI — Andy Dalton has been told he should run for mayor of Buffalo, because he'd likely win. In a landslide. "I hear it all the time," Dalton said, flashing a sheepish smile. "Walking through an airport or something like that, I still get a random, 'Hey, I'm a Bills fan. Appreciate ya!' Stuff like that." For the last five months, the daily Bills buzz has be…

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Former Bills linebacker Preston Brown has a big bonus coming his way courtesy of his new team, the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown is set to receive a $2 million workout bonus for participating in the team's offseason conditioning program, according to ESPN's Field Yates. That is by far the highest in the league. According to Yates, Eagles defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is …

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The Bills traded offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to the Cincinnati Bengals officially on the day the new league year began on March 14. Reports of the trade had been confirmed days earlier. But when and how did the Glenn trade come together? According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, talks began in Indianapolis at the Scouting Combine. The Bengals needed to improve their offens…

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Linebacker Preston Brown, who led the NFL is tackles, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to multiple reports. Brown, a graduate of Northwest High in Cincinnati, is returning to his hometown after spending four years with the Bills. He was a third-round pick out of Louisville in 2014. Brown recently told ESPN that he hoped to remain w…

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The Bengals were the first team in the NFL to announce a trade, making official their acquisition of left tackle Cordy Glenn from the Bills. Teams were not allowed to announce trades until the league year begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday, but the Bengals tweeted and posted a story on its website shortly after noon. The Bills sent Glenn and two draft picks – No. 21 in the f…

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The giving from Buffalo Bills fans continues to the Andy & Jordan Dalton Foundation. As of 3 p.m. Thursday, nearly 14,000 donors have given $307,000, according to a spokesman. Bills fans have embraced Dalton after the Bengals' last-minute win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday helped the Bills get into the playoffs and end the franchise's 17-year playoff drought…

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Tyler Boyd deserves some love, too. Boyd is the Bengals wide receiver who caught the game-winning touchdown pass from Andy Dalton that sent the Bills to the playoffs. Given the widespread support that Dalton's foundation has received from Bills fans – in excess of $200,000 since Sunday night – Boyd took to Twitter to let Bills fans know about a cause close to his hea…

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Here is the transcript from Bills coach Sean McDermott's postgame press conference: Q: How much does it change the game plan when Charles Clay gets hurt early in the game? A: “It’s never easy to lose a player like that — like Charles — but you adjust. That’s what you do. You adjust, and it’s the next man up. Mostly, I think Nick (O’Leary) did some good th…

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Brandon Tate spent five seasons with the Bengals and was the franchise's career leader in combined kick and punt return yards when he was released at the end of training camp in 2016. Tate, now in his second season with the Bills, returned to Cincinnati on Sunday and caught a touchdown. It was his first reception of the season and his first TD reception since October 20…

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Bills vs. Bengals: 28 games all-time. Bills record: 16-12 (.571). First game: On Sept. 22, 1968, the Cincinnati Bengals bested the Bills in their first ever head-to-head matchup, 34-23. Their defense was much better than 34 points allowed might indicate, as they allowed just 201 yards of total offense —nearly 40 percent of which came on an 80-yard touchdown run by Wa…

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First-down deep post to A.J. Green Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton has taken a couple deep shots per game on first-down plays per game this season. His pass protection has been inconsistent, and the first-down, play-action fake gives him a bit more time. This one went for 50 yards to star A.J Green against Houston in Week Two, despite the fact the Texans essentially …

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How dire are things with the Bengals sitting at 1-3? How important is Sunday's game against the Bills? Check out the start of this column from Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer (boldface his): THE SEASON IS NOW for the Cincinnati Bengals. They’ve (barely) survived the fetal-position portion of the schedule, and this week the proceedings get dire. That’s what h…

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Big Play Breakdown: Bengals Counter Run The counter has been a staple of the Cincinnati offense for years, and the Bills' defense will have to contain it in Sunday's game. It does not usually go for a long touchdown. But Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) broke it for a 74-yard score against Cleveland last season. Thurman Thomas probably gained 3,000 yards on this pl…

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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis Opening comments “The Bills are playing really good football. Offensively, they’ve been impressive. They’ve really done a great job of not turning the football over. They’ve been very productive on third downs, which is key. They’ve converted 40 percent of their third downs. That’s what stands out. Obviously (Bills QB) Tyrod Taylor is do…