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2-1, 1st in AFC North
Dalton calls AJ Green is the best receiver in the league (0:47)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The main feeling in the Bengals' locker room following their loss to the Panthers was that they beat themselves, especially with turnovers. "It's nothing they really did," said wide receiver A.J. Green. "We moved the ball very well. You are going to have games like this. That is one thing about this team, we are not going to put our heads down. We knew if we did not have those turnovers, we would have been in the game."

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Newton's 4 TDs lift Panthers over Bengals 31-21

Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others, Christian McCaffrey racked up a career-high 184 yards rushing and the Carolina Panthers handed the Cincinnati Bengals their first loss of the season 31-21 on Sunday.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals (2-1) lose their first game on the road against the Panthers, 31-21. They couldn't stop RB Christian McCaffrey, lost top WR A.J. Green and didn't have much of a running game with a backup center and no Joe Mixon. Bengals had their chances but didn't get enough pressure upfront and couldn't capitalize offensively, throwing untimely picks and just getting nothing consistent going. They travel to face the Falcons next week.

Uzomah does a little dance after hauling in TD catch (0:25)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

AJ Green has been downgraded to questionable with a groin injury.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals get out of the first half without anymore damage after they punt and pinned the ball at the Panthers' 1-yard line thanks to a great play by wide receiver Cody Core, who was active for the first time this season. Bengals trail 21-14 to end the half, but the concern is their defense, which isn't getting pressure up front and allowed three straight touchdowns by the Panthers. While the defense has come up with timely turnovers in two straight games, it looks like the offense is going to have to win the day.

Bernard punches in 1-yard TD for Bengals (0:20)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals take an early 7-0 lead on the Panthers thanks to some great offensive play calling by Bill Lazor. He used several different personnel groupings and got creative, moving AJ Green in and out of the slot. Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is handling the lone lead back duties well so far, and ran in for a 1-yard touchdown.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals LB Preston Brown is inactive today. He was questionable to play with an ankle injury that has now kept him out of two games. They also surprisingly made Thomas Rawls inactive, meaning they'll go with just two running backs. Also inactive: Michael Johnson (knee), Auden Tate, Cedric Ogubehi, Joe Mixon (knee) and Billy Price (foot). Cody Core is active for the first time this season.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Preston Brown and Michael Johnson are both questionable to play Sunday. Billy Price and Joe Mixon are out.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Giovani Bernard was a full participant in Thursday's practice, which is a good sign considering he's next man up with Joe Mixon out. Bobby Hart (illness) didn't practice. Preston Brown and Michael Johnson were limited. Thomas Rawls, Cody Core, Tyler Eifert and Tony McRae were full participants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) and C Billy Price (foot) did not practice. Limited: LB Preston Brown (ankle), DE Michael Johnson (knee), RB Giovani Bernard (knee), CB Tony McRae (knee) and RB Thomas Rawls (cramps). Rawls was just signed today. Cody Core (back) and Tyler Eifert (back) were full participants.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard appeared on the injury report this week with a knee injury. He was limited in Wednesday's practice. The fact that he practiced is a good sign, but it's not ideal to see him on the injury report considering the Bengals are already down two RBs with Joe Mixon out and Tra Carson waived today.

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Bengals RB Mixon has 'slight tear' of meniscus

Bengals RB Joe Mixon joked that he'd like to run already after having a knee procedure Saturday, but he'll return "as soon as I feel any type of comfortability."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals C Billy Price said it took almost a week to diagnosis his foot injury, which was frustrating. Initially they thought it was an ankle injury. He said there was no swelling, and he was walking around in a boot that had something attached called SAM. According to the product's website, it is an "FDA-cleared bio-regenerative medical device that reduces the pain associated with tendon, ligament or muscle injuries and also accelerates the natural healing cascade."

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals signed kicker Randy Bullock to a two-year contract extension today. Bullock chatted with reporters yesterday about some of the low points of career as a kicking journeyman when he was bouncing from team to team. He said he really felt like this organization had trust in him, and they showed it on Tuesday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards274.712th
Rushing Yards91.723rd
Points For29.76th
Points Against25.7Tied-20th

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