Morning Bites (11/4): NFL and Bengals news

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Taking an early morning look at the stories surrounding the NFL and the Cincinnati Bengals.

Atkins' injury leaves Bengals with decision
With a long weekend to assess their options following Geno Atkins' season-ending ACL injury, the Bengals best options to fill the starting spot are already on their roster. However, once Atkins is placed on injured reserve, they will have to make an addition due to depth.

Bengals face crucial games after Browns win
After the Bengals 22-20 loss to the Dolphins on Thursday night, it wasn't hard to imagine a scenario where their 21/2 game lead atop the AFC North would be down to a half-game in the matter of a couple of weeks, especially with Baltimore coming off a bye and facing the Browns and Bengals.

Two for the show
With the Steelers imploding in New England like the British at Lexington and Concord and the Browns beating the Ravens for the first time, it seems, since '76, the AFC North standings Monday morning look like they were cut out of a 1980s newspaper.

Steelers vs. Patriots final score: New England wins 55-31
The Steelers hit a historic low in a complete thrashing at the hands of the New England Patriots. The 55 points allowed sets a new franchise record for points against in a single game.

Instant Recap: Browns Finally Beat Ravens, 24-18
The streak is over -- the Cleveland Browns have finally defeated Joe Flacco. Cleveland fans have suffered through the misery of Flacco compiling an 11-0 record against the Browns. Now, he's 11-1, but more importantly, Cleveland is 4-5.

AFC North Report: Browns Take Second Place; Steelers Stay At Bottom
A look at the games that featured the Browns, Ravens, and Steelers.

Colts mount second-half comeback to beat Texans, but all thoughts are with Kubiak
It's certainly meaningful in a football sense when a division-leading team constructs an impressive comeback on its way to a potential high playoff berth, as the Indianapolis Colts did on Sunday night.

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapses on field halftime
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapses on field halftime taken to hospital in ambulance Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapses on field halftime taken to hospital in ambulance

Kansas City Chiefs defense takes them to 9-0 with 2 TDs vs. Buffalo Bills
The Kansas City Chiefs' defense, so stout and nearly unstoppable for the most part this season, has been surprisingly vulnerable against nondescript quarterbacks over the last three games.

Did Nick Foles' 7-TD day prove he's right fit for Chip Kelly's Eagles offense?
It would be hard and even somewhat sad to let go of the Michael Vick era. But it could be that Nick Foles' time has finally come. No, he's not nearly as quick as Vick, yet Kelly understands the value of smart decisions, and Foles seems to be very good at making them.

NFL Week 9 Winners and Losers: Who wants to be a contender?
The way the NFL is going this season, the best way to improve your reputation is to not play. Everyone is vulnerable.

Jonathan Martin tells Miami Dolphins and NFLPA that teammate Richie Incognito sent racially charged threats
Jonathan Martin tells Miami Dolphins and NFLPA that teammate Richie Incognito sent racially charged threats. Jonathan Martin tells Miami Dolphins and NFLPA that teammate Richie Incognito sent racially charged threats

Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by Dolphins
Richie Incognito was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins on Sunday, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Richie Incognito suspended by Miami Dolphins as NFL investigates Jonathan Martin case
The Miami Dolphins have suspended offensive lineman Richie Incognito indefinitely, as an investigation into the developing Jonathan Martin situation unfolds. NFL Network's Jeff Darlington was the first to report the news Sunday night.

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