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Bengals Bites (10/1) - Oddsmakers Like The Bengals

Vontaze Burfict is expected to practice. The line for the Bengals Sunday night matchup with the Patriots is moving in the Bengals favor.

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NFL News: NFL Power Rankings For Week 5 As Of 10/1/14: Randy Power Ranks All The NFL Teams
Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals are really starting to grow on me with a 3-0 start. Cincy can create a few more believers with a win against the New England Patriots on the road.

Bengals remain No. 2 in Power Rankings - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN
It came as little surprise Tuesday afternoon that the top three spots in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings remained unchanged from last week, considering each of those teams was off.

NFL Power Rankings Week 5 « CBS Charlotte

The quarter point of the season is upon us, and the perpetual power struggle continues. After four full weeks of football, here is how the NFL hierarchy stands.

RealGM Football: Team Rankings: NFL Team Rankings, Week 4

Our NFL Team Rankings are based entirely on the The Trench Counter, which is an objective formula measuring average yards per pass and run on both offense and defense, along with first downs registered and given up, turnovers for and against, and total penalty yards.  Over time, The Trench Counter rankings begin to closely resemble the standings but goes even further to determine which teams are truly the best when on the line of scrimmage.

New England Patriots’ Line Against Cincinnati Bengals Sliding After Loss | Odds | NESN.com

The New England Patriots return to action in Week 5 looking to bounce back from an ugly 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bengals expect Vontaze Burfict to practice
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict remains in concussion protocol and did not practice Monday, but head coach Marvin Lewis sounded optimistic about his return this week. When asked if he thought Burfict would practice this week, he essentially gave his approval.