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1-2, 3rd in AFC North
Bengals LB Burfict returns from suspension (0:43)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was back from suspension today, and his teammates, particularly Adam Jones, couldn't wait to see him.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dre Kirkpatrick and Derron Smith did not practice today. Tyler Eifert, George Iloka, Pat Sims, Shawn Williams and James Wright were limited. Kirkpatrick said he had a calf strain but he's listed with a hamstring issue. Mike Nugent (shoulder) participated fully. Important to note that this was a walkthrough today.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Walt Anderson will be the referee for Thursday night's game between the Dolphins and Bengals.

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Hasselbeck on starts of Bengals, Panthers

ESPN NFL analyst Tim Hasselbeck covers the 1-2 starts of the Bengals and the Panthers, the Cowboys' QB situation, Carson Wentz's abilities, Trevor Siemian's future and Cam Newton's wardrobe.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals have a roster exemption until Thursday with Burfict's return, so they won't have to make moves to activate him yet.

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Dolphins TE Cameron (concussion) out Thursday

Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Monday that tight end Jordan Cameron has a concussion and won't play Thursday, while running back Arian Foster, who has a groin injury, likely is out as well.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Trevor Siemian and the Broncos beat the Bengals blitz scheme twice on Sunday with outside double-moves for touchdowns. The first one over the top to Emmanuel Sanders came on the out and up with the second score to Demaryius Thomas on the stutter and go. Two different routes/stems, but the same exact concept --seven-man protection with front side dig routes (square-ins).That gave the Broncos and Siemian time for the double-moves to develop with the receivers winning one-on-one matchups.

Matthew Berry's fantasy world turned upside down (1:52)
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Touchdowns not enough for Jeremy Hill

The Bengals back bagged two TDs and nearly eclipsed 100 yards, but he wasn't all satisfied. Listen to Hill describe his disappointment at being tripped up short of the end zone after a long run. Field's-eye view

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Bengals CB Jones on Burfict's return: 'Can't wait'

Bengals cornerback Adam Jones says he can't wait for teammate Vontaze Burfict to return to the field from his three-game suspension for violations of player safety.

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Jeremy Hill had 11 rushes for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the first half Sunday, including a 50-yard touchdown run on the Bengals' opening drive. The Bengals went away from the running game in the second half, calling designed runs on 21 percent of plays after calling for rushes on 58 percent of their first-half plays. Cincinnati gained 11 yards on eight designed rushes after halftime.

Siemian credits his team's toughness (0:43)
Bengals not worried about 1-2 start (0:46)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are 1-2, and certainly frustrated, but worried? No. "Why would we be worried?" asked cornerback Adam Jones, who experienced confidence in his team. The Bengals have a quick chance to get to .500 with the Dolphins coming to town Thursday

Siemian shines in Broncos' win over Bengals (0:51)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

This one is going to hurt for the Bengals for a while. The Bengals made plenty of mistakes all day in a 29-17 loss to the Broncos, and made inexperienced QB Trevor Siemian look Peyton Manning as he threw for four touchdowns

Siemian airs it out to Thomas for 55-yard TD (0:27)

Team Stats

Passing Yards293.07th
Rushing Yards82.027th
Points For18.725th
Points Against25.020th

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