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Morning Bite (10/15): Back to work edition

Taking a look at the stories around Cincinnati and the NFL.

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Notes: Gio making them miss; Coaches embrace Dalton
Giovani Bernard has been everything and more the Bengals wanted.

'Your will vs. my will'
The Bengals have stood tall the past two weeks, giving nothing on six snaps from the 1, and it not only won them two games but it revealed just what has made them tick under defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Don't tell anyone, but Dalton is playing well
Andy Dalton has his critics. Despite them and what they might think, he's having a good season.

Bengals' Andy Dalton solid, unspectacular
Comparing QBs sometimes can be like looking at two different pieces of art. That is especially true among fans and coaches.

Andy Dalton's support, and other Cincinnati Bengals tidbits
It may come as little surprise the day after his quarterback posted his best outing in a year that Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis

Bengals' report card from win against Bills
Joe Reedy examines the Bengals' running game, passing game, run defense, pass defense, special teams and coaching in Sunday's win in Buffalo.

Bengals' defense has been taking stand
Two weeks in a row, the Bengals opponent lined up with first-and-goal from inside the 2-yard line expecting to finish off long touchdown drives.

A by-the-numbers look at the Bengals' win
Until Sunday, 28 years separated the Cincinnati Bengals from wins on the road at Buffalo. That's about as long as some of us -- who shall remain nameless -- have been alive.

Morning Stripes: Andy Dalton edition
Good Tuesday morning, everyone. If you had the day off Monday, best wishes to you as you start this new work week. Like they do every week, the Cinci

Upon Further Review: Cincinnati Bengals Week 6
An examination of four hot issues from the Cincinnati Bengals' 27-24 overtime win over the Buffalo Bills: Dandy Andy: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton

The NFL's Most-Liked Players
Quarterbacks dominate, but none match Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald in fan love.

Colts’ momentum is short-lived, as the Chargers beat them soundly
From Yahoo Sports: Remember when everyone was touting the Indianapolis Colts as the clear No. 2 team in the AFC? That was a fun eight days. The Colts aren't as bad as they looked in a sleepy 19-9 loss to the Chargers

Broncos LB Von Miller: ‘I don’t have a substance-abuse problem’
For the six games that Denver Broncos All-Pro linebacker Von Miller had been out serving a suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse program and trying to cheat the NFL’s testing system, the team did just fine, going 6-0.

Week 6 Injury Impact: Packers could be without Randall Cobb for 4-8 weeks
Here's the latest on Sunday's most prominent injuries. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers (knee): Cobb looked like he would be out for a while after a tackle by Ravens safety Matt Elam -- he was on crutches after the win over Baltimore.

Jimmy Graham to get MRI on foot
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will have an MRI on the foot he injured against the Patriots on Sunday, according to a report from

Packers, Lions, 49ers and Patriots in Week 6 Decisive Moments
Week 6 in the NFL seemed to have a little bit of everything when it came to deciding games: improbable touchdowns (Patriots), utter ineptness (Texans, Vikings), strange decisions by players (Brandon Weeden) and coaches (Sean Payton, John Harbaugh) and brutal physicality (49ers)—and we’ll touch o...

Why Andy Reid and John Dorsey’s rebuilt Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0.
Tammy Reid must have hugged 30 of them. Coaches, players and front office men streamed down the red-carpeted corridor from the field to the home locker room, each reaching out for a high five or an embrace with the giddy coach’s wife/team mom in the pink jersey and blue jeans.

Tom Brady-Kenbrell Thompkins TD latest magical moment for Patriots QB
-- Tom Brady, in an early-morning email, some 11 hours after the unlikely 30-27 New England win over previously unbeaten New Orleans. The latest chapter of the Book of Brady starts with a strange character, one who didn’t play or coach Sunday and was getting roasted for sitting the game...

Eagles’ Chip Kelly won’t say if Michael Vick or Nick Foles starting at quarterback
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly seemed to leave the door open to the possibility of Nick Foles getting another start at quarterback this weekend, but he said it would depend on the health of regular starter Michael Vick.

Second worker dies at San Francisco 49ers stadium construction site
Construction is slated to restart Tuesday at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium after police and fire investigators determined a truck driver's death was a workplace accident and not a crime.

Joseph Fauria is dancing for Detroit Lions with early touchdown blitz
Receiving touchdowns this season: Joseph Fauria, tight end, Detroit: 5. Andre Johnson, Hakeem Nicks, Julio Jones, Vincent Jackson (combined): 4. There were 16 tight ends taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Fauria, the nephew of veteran NFL tight end Christian Fauria, was not one of them.

NFL Week 6 Quarterback Report
Our weekly deep dive into NFL quarterback play. Many thanks to our friends at ESPN Stats Information for supplying analysis and data to drive th

DeMarcus Ware, DeMarco Murray of Dallas Cowboys likely out
Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware has not missed a game since entering the NFL in 2005, but that streak and his status for the next month is in question due to an injury he suffered Sunday night.