Morning Bites (11/5): Bengals links and news

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News and links concerning the Cincinnati Bengals for your "early" morning reading.

Notes: Move is Greek to O-line; Pollak responds off bench; Zeitler rehabs; Tez, Whit limited
The key man in the potential offensive line shuffle could be Pollak as the Bengals prepare to play his old team. The coaches like the way he has filled in for Zeitler the past two games. If Zeitler comes back this week the Bengals have to decide if they want Pollak to move to left guard or keep the line the way it finished Sunday's 17-10 win in San Diego with Whitworth at left guard in place of injured Clint Boling.

Cincinnati embraces arrival of 'Bengal weather'
The tropical temperatures that lingered around this city all day Wednesday made it hard to even fathom that before the week was over, ice-box chills and snow-globe scenes would descend upon it once again.

Marvin Lewis, Andy Dalton transcripts: Colts
"It's a big weekend for us, playing the Colts. They're leading their division, so we've got to play great football."

Whitworth's shuffle to guard might stick
After Andrew Whitworth's performance at left guard in last week's 17-10 win over San Diego and the success of the run game, many have wondered if he would remain there and Anthony Collins would take over at left tackle.

Can Bengals sustain winning ways at home?
When was the last time the Bengals began a season 5-0 at home as they have this year? That would be 1988. Marvin Lewis can hope this season ends the same way.

On guard?
No one knows who is going to play left guard in Sunday's game against the Colts.

Bengals RG Kevin Zeitler returning slowly
Right offensive guard Kevin Zeitler, who missed the last two games with a foot injury, participated in conditioning exercises on Wednesday as the rest of the team went through the first full workout of the week. It was a promising sign for the lineman who was inactive at San Diego over the weekend despite making the trip.

Bengals LB Burfict making case for MVP
It's Wednesday, and that means ESPN.com's Dan Graziano has his released his weekly NFL MVP Watch. And guess what? For the first time in several weeks, a member of the Cincinnati Bengals ended up on it.

Huber weathers adjustments
Special teams coordinator Darrin Simmons knows the punts with the most heat are going to be shorter with a much colder ball in the final four games.

Morning Stripes: Bengals seek perfection
Last week I wrote about the perfect end to the regular-season schedule that the Cincinnati Bengals are trying to attain. Their primary hope is to go 4-0 to close out the season. By posting a 12-4 record, they would increase their chances of getting home-field advantage in the playoffs, and have a possibility of enjoying a first-round bye as one of the two higher playoff AFC seeds.

Whitworth could be moving inside Bengals' line
The Pro Bowl left tackle got shifted inside the Bengals line when left guard Clint Boling tore a knee ligament during a 17-10 win in San Diego on Sunday.

Reedy's third quarter review
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Bengals, Colts following similar paths
The Bengals host Andrew Luck and Colts Sunday in a game with immense AFC playoff implications.

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