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Morning Bites (10/29): Bengals news and links

Taking a look at the news and links from around the internet chattin' Bengals.

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John Grieshop

Should league eliminate Thursday Night Football?
Every time a team arrives at the week of Thursday Night Football it’s rarely met with smiles and hugs. Make no mistake, for players, playing in these games are a royal pain in the rear. Especially anybody that’s slightly banged up. People don’t realize all the healing necessary from week to week for a player in this league.

Legal procedure: Critics cry foul as NFL defends nonprofit status
"I was getting frustrated with what I saw from the NFL. We had the (2011) lockout, the (2012) replacement refs, the concussion issue. We’ve got cities subsidizing stadiums then having TV blackouts so fans can’t even see the games," Woolard said. "What I saw happening was the fans being left out of the loop.

Cincinnati Bengals have short week, big questions
This week, the Bengals deal with the awkward schedule quirk in preparing for a 96-hour respite between the conclusion of Sunday’s victory against the Jets and kickoff in Miami.

First look: Bengals at Dolphins
After a 3-0 start, most were looking at the Dolphins as one of the surprise teams in the AFC. With four straight losses, many are saying that Miami is regressing as they prepare to host the Bengals on Halloween night.

Rey Maualuga of Cincinnati Bengals out 3-4 weeks
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga sprained his MCL on Sunday and is expected to be sidelined 3 to 4 weeks, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Banged-up Cincinnati Bengals will have to heal quick for Week 9
After home games, particularly wins, most Cincinnati Bengals are quick to change and even quicker to dart out the door to see their families.

Vets relish another second-half run
The veteran Bengals have an urgency about making sure the shade stays rolled up for the second half of the season.

Dalton's 26th birthday by the numbers
Andy Dalton celebrates his 26th birthday Tuesday and it's a bit surprising that his 63 career touchdown passes along with 25 victories aren't ranked in the NFL's all-time top 10 for what quarterbacks have accomplished by the time they're 25, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Line keying Bengals offensive surge
The Bengals have three straight 400-yard games, keyed by an offensive line that's in a groove.

Cincinnati Bengals secondary will be thin Thursday
Just this time two weeks ago, everything seemed fine on the injury front. The entire 53-man roster was in great shape. The Bengals were being lauded for their rather stunning health.

A by-the-numbers look at the Bengals' win
Who among us believed that halfway through the regular season, the Cincinnati Bengals would be 6-2, in the middle of a four-game winning streak.

Upon Further Review: Bengals Week 8
A review of four hot issues from the Cincinnati Bengals' 49-9 win against the New York Jets.