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Morning Bites (10/22): Bengals news, links, and quotes

Taking a look at the stories around the internet concerning the NFL and your Cincinnati Bengals.

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Jason Miller

Bill Barnwell on Carson Palmer
Carson Palmer was destined for stardom coming out of USC, but luck, timing, and injuries were never on his side.

Bengals' O-line kept vaunted Lions front at bay
Much discussion leading into Sunday's game at Detroit revolved around how the Bengals interior offense line would handle the disruptive Lions front – specifically defensive tackle Ndamukung Suh.

Monday with Marvin: Assessing Detroit
The main news committed was Lewis admitting no player off the street would be more equipped to enter the fray in replacing Leon Hall than those already on the roster. Anyone asking questions about picking players up or pulling off a trade can refer themselves to his answer below.

Special teams provide final punch for Bengals
The Bengals special teams had its hands and feet all over Sunday's 27-24 win in Detroit.

Bengals will combat Leon Hall's absence with depth
For the second time in three seasons, the Bengals are dealing with the dominoes from Leon Hall's season-ending Achilles injury.

As Leon Hall goes down, Bengals step up
They were trying to avoid saying it to reporters inside their open locker room Monday afternoon, but the Cincinnati Bengals all knew.

Michael Vick will forever be the most disliked player in the NFL
Ndamukong Suh also rates high on the 'Forbes' list.

NFL - John Clayton's Last Call, Week 7
The Cincinnati Bengals' 27-24 victory over the Detroit Lions was, as coach Marvin Lewis described it, "huge." The victory once again proved the Bengals can play with, and win over, the good teams. They've beaten Pittsburgh, New England and Green Bay at home, but they needed to show they could win a big game on the road. Sunday was the day. The much-criticized Andy Dalton passed for 372 yards against the Lions' man-to-man defense. He had five completions of at least 22 yards. The Bengals' offensive line limited Detroit's bullying defensive line to one sack and only three hits on the quarterback.

NFL Sunday Week 7 Studs and Duds
No one told the rest of the NFL that all eyes would be on Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 7. We got our usual complement of drama, including seven games de

The Ravens' run game failed its biggest test against the Steelers
Who are these Baltimore Ravens? Not the franchise that powered its way through the AFC North for a decade. And not the group that discovered a balanced offense in time to win a Super Bowl in February.

Report: Josh Gordon trade talks explored between Browns and 3 different teams
At least three teams have contacted the Cleveland Browns about a possible trade for wide receiver Josh Gordon,’s Adam Schefter reported Monday. And two of those teams have standing offers of a "high pick and a player" to the Browns, according to Schefter.

NFL Week 8 Picks: Bengals over Jets
The Bengals are 2-0 against AFC East teams this season and they've won those games by an average of five points, so I'm going to pick them to win by five. Actually, no I'm not, because no one ever wins by five. Through seven weeks and 107 games this season, only one game has been decided by exactly five points: Seattle beat Carolina 12-7 in Week 1. But I'm still picking the Bengals to win, mainly because I don't like Geno Smith's chances against a top-10 defense. Smith's seen two of them this season (Pittsburgh, Tennessee) and the Jets lost both games. Bengals 27-20 over the Jets.

The Morning Glory, 10/21, Ten Things Bengals-Lions
The Morning Motorist is fresh off a cool four-plus hours back from the Motor City, bearing words of triumph. Let’s see, that makes Cleveland, Buffalo AND Detroit in the past month. Who says this isnt a glamorous gig? The Men tried to add a home and home with Siberia next season, but Omsk and Tomsk had other plans.

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

Nugent matches ghost of Christmas Past
Mike Nugent shook hands with the ghost of Christmas Past on Sunday.

Monday notes: Dalton's road kill; No outsourcing at CB; 2,000 tix available for Jets
Off back-to-back road wins, the Bengals are now .650 in the 20 away games Andy Dalton has started.

Marvin Lewis Press Conference Transcript
"After reviewing the the game, the area that played a huge factor was third down."

Head Trauma in Football: A Special Report
Three years ago today, I sat in the office of Massachusetts neuropathologist Ann McKee, who studies the brains of deceased former football players to discover the effects of repetitive brain trauma.