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Morning Bites: Stats, Defense, and Pressers

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Stats struck from Bengals players totals | Cincinnati Bengals
The quirky nature in which the Bengals scored the game-winning touchdown Sunday - on a 58-yard fumble return by Terence Newman - kept a couple of players from adding to their stats.

Bengals' defense manned up at end | |
Less than 12 hours after the Bengals rallied to beat Green Bay, defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer was already on to preparing for Sunday's game at Cleveland.

Leon Hall played like a machine in slot | |
The matchup between Leon Hall and Randall Cobb was expected to be one to watch on Sunday. Two of the best offensive and defensive players in the slot went at it for three hours.

5 things to know from Bengals' 34-30 win over Packers
Looking back at 5 keys to the Bengals' comeback victory against the Packers

'We sucked it up'
Marvin Lewis celebrated his birthday Monday replaying a game where the candles could have been blown out 55 times. It was his kind of game.

Marvin Lewis Press Conference Transcript - 9/23
"To summarize yesterday, we obviously have a lot of positives, but a lot of corrections that need to be made as well."

Packers LB Hawk compliment Bengals in defeat
Hawk returned to Cincinnati to play in front of the home crowd. His favorite team growing up sent his current team packing and into the bye week with a loss. He shared his thought on what the Packers must do to get back on track.

Toughest transition? Why rookie wide receivers struggle in NFL
Cordarrelle Patterson already is a dynamic return man, but the Minnesota Vikings rookie can't crack the lineup at receiver. Brian Billick explains why the NFL transition is so tough at this position.

Vikings owner socked with $84.5M judgment
A judge in New Jersey on Monday ordered Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin Leonard Wilf to pay $84.5 million to two former business partners who she previously ruled they had defrauded in a 1980s real estate deal.

49ers place LB Aldon Smith on reserve/non-football injury list -
The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Aldon Smith on the reserve/non-football injury list on Monday. Smith will be out as he seeks rehab following his Sept. 20 DUI.

Coughlin on WR's remark: 'Not a very smart thing to say'
With every loss, Hakeem Nicks, after watching buddy Victor Cruz sign a lucrative deal in the offseason, is probably worried the money might be slipping through his fingers in a contract year.

Rashad Johnson posts gruesome picture of his torn finger on Twitter -
Cardinals safety Rashad Johnson put a picture of his torn-up finger on Twitter. It is not for the faint of heart.

0-3 start making it hard for Mike Tomlin to keep his cool
It has long been established that Mike Tomlin would undoubtedly make the cut as a finalist if there were a contest to select the NFL's coolest coach.

Report: Bears DT Henry Melton lost for the season with torn ACL -
The news is bad for Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton. He reportedly has suffered a torn ACL.