This is going to have to be short. Sorry, I'm sick and writing a thesis.
- Very cool story on Johnathan Fanene by John Eradi for the Enquirer. Read it if you didn't get the chance! This guy was a 7th round gem, not unlike late-round picks Ndukwe and Houshmandzadeh (they turned out pretty good, huh?), who has cracked the starting lineup and has been majorly productive. Coach Lewis says he's made the most progress of any Bengal player this year!
- Power rankings. Bengals fall to 6 from 4 in CBS's rankings, getting a generous C- grade from Pete Prisco after they blew things in Oakland.
- In ESPN's rankings, The Bengals fell to 7 from 4, with New England, Arizona, and San Diego moving ahead. We'll have a chance to play San Diego in a few weeks to prove these rankings wrong. I guess losing to Oakland does that to a team's prestige.
- Washington Post's Les Carpenter writes that the Bengals are an "arresting story" this year in a good way! That's cute.