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#1 Posted : Monday, February 11, 2019 7:59:07 PM(UTC)
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uestion immediately Marcus Davenport Jersey , making it clear he won't be talking about the latest addition to his staff ?one who's in an unusual position to influence the next game.Only last month, Hue Jackson was Cleveland's head coach, intimately involved in the Browns' game planning. Now he's on the Bengals sideline with Lewis, trying to beat the Browns ?a sensitive subject that the head coach is trying to put off limits."I think I've answered enough Hue questions, OK?" Lewis said Wednesday with an edge to his tone. "We're done. We're over."Oh, no. The intrigue is just getting started.The Bengals (5-5) desperately need to beat the Browns (3-6-1) at Paul Brown Stadium to remain relevant in the playoff chase. They've lost four of five , fired their defensive coordinator and installed Lewis as leader of a historically bad unit.As part of the shuffle, he brought back a close friend at an opportune time.Jackson was fired by the Browns on Oct. 29 after winning only three games in three seasons. Lewis brought him back to Cincinnati for the third time , creating a role of special assistant. Jackson helps develop the weekly game plan on defense and provides tips on the sideline during games.His input will be especially useful this week. Jackson knows the Browns' tendencies and the players' strengths and weaknesses."That was very unique," defensive end Carlos Dunlap said. "He knows the players, he knows the staff. They just got a new (offensive coordinator), so they're probably calling things differently than when (Jackson) left. So you have your advantages there."It's not unusual for a team to pick up a player who was released by an upcoming opponent, but it's highly unusual to get the other team's former head coach.One more unique feature to this intrastate matchup: Both head coaches will be calling the defensive plays. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was elevated to interim coach after Jackson was fired. Lewis took over the defensive coordinator duties after Teryl Austin was fired on Nov. 12."It brings a smile to my face," Williams said Wednesday during a conference call. "It's kind of unique."It's challenging to analyze what the opposing offense is doing and adjust defensively while also running the overall game. That's where Jackson's presence could be especially helpful on Sunday.The Browns are coming off a bye week that gave them a chance to add a few things that Jackson won't anticipate."He's not there (in Cleveland) anymore, so they could have changed a lot of those things," Dunlap said. "So you don't want to get caught guessing. But it's good to know what they like to do and what they're built and set up for, so it's great to have that understanding."Jackson jogged off the practice field on Wednesday and declined to stop and talk about his reunion with Cleveland, referring questions to the closed-lipped Lewis.A.J. GETTING CLOSERReceiver A.J. Green could return against Cleveland. He's missed the past two games with an injured toe on his right foot, and the offense struggled in losses to the Saints and Ravens . Green didn't practice Wednesday Authentic Archie Manning Jersey , but Lewis said he will work out the rest of the week, aiming to be ready by Sunday.Left tackle Cordy Glenn (back) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (shoulder) also missed practice. Defensive end Michael Johnson (calf) and safety Shawn Williams (hamstring) were limited.BROWN'S DISAPPOINTMENTThe Bengals figured they'd upgraded their linebacker group when they signed durable Preston Brown from Buffalo in the offseason. He was limited by a right ankle injury that he suffered the first game, and he injured his right knee during a 51-14 loss to the Saints. The Bengals put him on injured reserve Tuesday and signed defensive end/linebacker Kasim Edebali, a college free agent who has played with the Saints, Broncos, Lions and Rams. Lewis said Brown might have surgery on his ankle now that he can't return this season. In a matchup between the league's highest-scoring offense and top-ranked defense, the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens played to a near draw.New Orleans didn't come close to matching its average of 36 points, and the Baltimore defense finally wilted in the second half 鈥?thanks to the stellar play of Saints quarterback Drew Brees.At the end of New Orleans' 24-23 victory, players from both teams had plenty reason to feel good about how they performed.Everyone except Justin Tucker.Tucker was 222 for 222 on conversion kicks until he shanked one to the right with 24 seconds remaining and overtime seemingly waiting for these two evenly matched teams."I can't tell you exactly what happened," Tucker said, "but at the end of the day I feel like I cost us the game."The missed kick gave Brees his first career victory over the Ravens, the only team he had not defeated. He joins Brett Favre and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to beat every club.Brees threw his 500th TD pass to help the Saints (5-1) extend their winning streak to five. Manning, Favre, Tom Brady and now Brees are the only members of the 500 club.Joe Flacco went 23 for 39 for 279 yards for Baltimore (4-3) and fashioned a wonderful late drive to put the Ravens just an extra point away from overtime.Some other things to know about the Saints-Ravens game:THE FOURTH ESTATECoach Sean Payton had the Saints go for it on fourth down four times during a 20-play game-opening drive, the lone unsuccessful attempt coming on the final try, when a fumble by Taysom Hill was recovered by the Ravens' Michael Pierce at the Baltimore 6-yard line.New Orleans was 4 for 5 on fourth-down conversions for the day, something Brees said set the tone early for the kind of offensive game they wanted to play."It gives you a lot of confidence, you know?" Brees said. "Feeling like he's putting the ball in our hands to make the play and he's got plays he likes. That makes us feel like we're playing to win, not just playing."BROWN DELIVERSRavens receiver John Brown bounced back from two uneventful games with seven catches for 134 yards and the potential game-tying score with 24 seconds left.Brown signed with Baltimore as a free agent in March after playing four years in Arizona. He leads the Ravens in yards receiving and touchdown catches (4)."It was good just to be able to make the plays. The opportunity came to me Bobby Hebert Jersey Salute to Service ," Brown said. "You can take all those yards back, the touchdown back. I'd rather get the win."A DIFFERENT LOOKBrees is a pure passer, so teams know what to expect from him. But Payton continues to integrate Taysom Hill, a second-year man out of Brigham Young, into the offense to give opponents a different look.So far, the ploy has paid dividends."He made some big plays," Payton said of Hill, who rushed three times for 12 yards. "He had a toss and he kept the ball. Look, he does so many different things. He's a football player. When the game is over and it's a grass field, his uniform is dirty."JACKSON'S SIXRookie quarterback Lamar Jackson scored his first NFL touchdown and gave the Ravens the lead when he carried the ball into the end zone with four seconds remaining in the first half."It was amazing. I'm in touchdown heaven, or football heaven, whatever you want to call it," he said. "Man, I'm taking this ball right to the sideline and keeping it."Jackson was the second of Baltimore's two first round draft picks this year. The Heisman Trophy winner in 2016 has appeared in every game but had not contributed a scoring play.HOLD THAT LINEWith Josh LeRibeus subbing for Andrus Peat (head injury) at left guard and reserve tackle Jermon Bushrod inactive following the death of his infant daughter, the Saints knew they'd have to get a cohesive effort from the offensive line to prevent Baltimore's barrage of blitzes.Well, Terrell Suggs' sack of Brees in the fourth quarter was the lone blemish on an otherwise spotless day of protection. And that came with LeRibeus missing time due to an ankle injury. Custom Tennessee Titans Jerseys
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