CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeff Driskel’s debut as the Bengals‘ starting quarterback went poorly all around. At least he’s got experience on his side the second time around.Driskel threw for a touchdown Drew Sample Cincinnati Bengals Jersey , but had an interception , four sacks and a fumble as Cincinnati lost to Denver 24-10 at Paul Brown Stadium. Driskel will make his second start Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers (9-3), who have won eight of their past nine games.He expects things to be smoother this week as he gets ready for his second start.“Definitely in some ways it’s easier, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy,” Driskel said Wednesday. “That’s something I’ve done in the past in college, but everything is totally new at this level.”After four straight losses, the Bengals (5-7) are looking for any positive they can find.The offense has slid a little more each week as its most important players got hurt. Receiver A.J Green injured a toe on his right foot during the Bengals’ previous win, 37-34 over the Buccaneers on Oct. 28. He missed the next three games and returned last Sunday, but aggravated the injury and is out for the rest of the season.The Bengals put Green on injured reserve Wednesday. Coach Marvin Lewis said the receiver is getting medical opinions about whether he needs surgery, but he’s expected back for the start of offseason workouts.Quarterback Andy Dalton tore a ligament in his passing thumb two weeks ago and had surgery. Left tackle Cordy Glenn has missed the past two games with a bad back, prompting a line shuffle.The offense hasn’t done much of anything when it mattered in the past four games, scoring seven points or fewer in the first half. Three of them turned into blowouts.Penalties were the biggest problem against the Broncos. The Bengals were flagged twice for holding Drew Sample Jersey 2019 , twice for false starts, and also for an illegal block and an illegal shift, contributing to long-yardage situations they couldn’t convert.Nine times, they faced third-and-11 or worse, including a third-and-25, third-and-29, and third-and-35. Cincinnati was only 5 of 13 on third downs.“You look at the list of third downs in that first half, it’s incredible — 24, 25, 39, 24, whatever Youth Drew Sample Jersey ,” offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said.Lazor said there were some problems adjusting to a different quarterback that are being addressed in practice this week.“There were a couple things in the huddle or at the line that weren’t great, but I’m not sure that it was him,” Lazor said. “There were a couple miscommunications. I think there were two runs where half the line maybe went the wrong way. Hard to say why that would happen.”DON’T GO SHOPPINGRookie center Billy Price has felt fans’ discontent when he’s out in public. He said Wednesday that shoppers mention the offensive line’s struggles while he’s shopping for groceries.“Yeah, I go to Kroger’s and people have issues, so it’s fun,” Price said. “You laugh, but I’m serious.”HARRIS BACKThe Bengals filled Green’s roster spot by activating cornerback Davontae Harris from the injured reserve list. Harris suffered a knee injury in the preseason.PRACTICE UPDATEGlenn, linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle) were among those who didn’t practice on Wednesday. Running back Joe Mixon (foot), defensive end Carlos Dunlap (hip) and defensive end Michael Johnson (chest) were among those limited. BEREA, Ohio (AP) — While the Browns relaxed during the bye week, their fired former coach went back to work.Hue Jackson's got a new gig.And this strange season in Cleveland will take another odd turn Sunday when the Browns face the Bengals and Jackson, who somehow survived an 0-16 season and was only briefly unemployed before being hired last week as a special assistant to Cincinnati coach Marvin Lewis. "It is Hue White Drew Sample Jersey ," defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah said.But even though Jackson has changed back into Bengals stripes, the Browns aren't worried that their ex-coach on the sideline gives Cincinnati an added advantage."It's a divisional game!" cried Browns safety Damarious Randall. "We knew what they were doing before he went over there and they know exactly what we're going to do. At the end of the day, we're just going to go out and punch them in the mouth — straight up. That's exactly what you have to do on the road rivalry games. You have to go punch them in the mouth."If that's what we do, it doesn't matter what they have over there."Jackson's same-season reunion against the Browns seems to be unprecedented. The NFL doesn't keep record of coaches facing their former teams."It is surprising," Browns guard Kevin Zeitler said.The Browns (3-6-1) returned from their week off healthier than they've been all season, and there was even chatter inside the locker room about making a playoff run over the next six weeks.First, though, comes a somewhat awkward reunion with Jackson, who was fired on Oct. 29, a day after the Browns lost in Pittsburgh. Jackson's dismissal wasn't unexpected, given his struggles in Cleveland.But his return to Cincinnati, where Jackson worked as offensive coordinator with the Bengals (5-5) under Lewis before he was hired by the Browns in 2016 Drew Sample Jersey Mens , has created two matchups in which the spotlight will be focused on him — whether he likes it or not.Jackson had a good rapport with his players in Cleveland and several on Monday said they were thrilled he landed on his feet so quickly."It will feel a little awkward, but I'm very happy for coach Jackson," cornerback T.J. Carrie said. "He is a great coach and a great person. It was not going to be a long time before he wasn't without a job, so it is really good just to be able to see him in a position where he is being able to control a lot of the things over there."Jackson's intimate knowledge of Cleveland's personnel, schemes and playbook would seem to give the Bengals an almost unfair benefit.But like Randall, Carrie said AFC North games are decided by which team executes better and not by any insider knowledge.Carrie doesn't think Jackson jumping teams makes any difference."These divisional games, we play year in and year out twice a year," he said. "We know what they are going to do. They know what we are going to do. There is not really more scheme-wise that they can really dive into that we can surprise them with. It is all going to be about going out there and playing smash-mouth football."Interim Browns coach Gregg Williams said he was "happy" for Jackson and called him a "very smart coach." However, he said the Browns won't change any of their play call or audibles and Jackson's familiarity with the Browns won't make much difference once the game starts."There is nothing private in our world anymore," Williams said. "Every single clip of film is out there for everybody to watch. It is about execution. We have to go and execute. Even in practices, our guys know what the guys on the other side of the ball are going to be doing, but they get out-executed at times."Randall said Jackson's impact will be minimal.It's not him vs. the Browns Billy Price Jersey , it's the Bengals vs. the Browns."The game is on 11-on-11 up on the field and I don't feel like them having him over there is going to give them no type of edge," he said."It is what it is. They see what we do up on film. Whatever they need to know, they can watch film and see it. We don't got nothing to hide over here, we're here to play football and that's exactly what we're going to do."NOTES: Williams said he intends to interview for Cleveland's full-time job once the season ends. Last week, general manager John Dorsey said Williams had earned an interview with the job he's done since stepping in. … The starting left tackle job remains an open competition between rookie Desmond Harrison and Greg Robinson, who started the past two games before the bye.