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Cincinnati, Nashville mayors place bet ahead of game, loser has to wear opponent's jersey

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As the Cincinnati Bengals get ready to face off against the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, the mayors of the two cities are making a wager of their own.

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval tweeted a picture on Wednesday, shaking hands with Nashville Mayor John Cooper, with the caption, "had the chance today to talk a little smack with Nashville Mayor John Cooper about this weekend's playoff game against the Titans. Who Dey Nation is confident and fired up to celebrate a win!"

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Cooper responded, saying, "It was a pleasure meeting you and talking about the upcoming playoff game between the Titans and Bengals. I'm all in for a friendly wager - losing team has to wear the winning team's jersey."

Pureval agreed, responding, "Game on. I hope you look good in orange!"

The Bengals travel to Nashville to take on the Titans at 4:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

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On Wednesday, Bengals running back Joe Mixon talked about what the Bengals need to do ahead of Saturday's game in order to win.

Mixon said, "We're here to win, we know what we have in front of us, we know what we have to do and we control our own destiny."

"I know it's a different stage at this point with us being in the playoffs, but at the same time, we just have to keep on getting better, keep on building and we've got to play our best football. We've yet to do that," said Mixon

Confidence and Chemistry seem to be the name of the game for the Bengals this week because the team knows what they have to do to stay sharp and return to the Queen City with another win.

Mixon described the team's chemistry as a "great time."

"Everybody, is close. The chemistry that we have with the offense and defense and even special teams guys. I think it's been like no other. I've never seen or been in a locker room this close and this comfortable with each other. I think that we're building something special. I also think that we have a lot of memories to be made."

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