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Bengals Bites (10/24) - An Acquired Taste

The Bengals prep for the Baltimore Ravens with some smooth tunes. What do people outside of Cincinnati think of our awesome delicacies?

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Beyonce, Sam Smith tunes ease CIncinnati Bengals on practice fields - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals are desperate to change the mostly bad vibes that exist around them this week. It seems they have been thinking a few good vibrations would help. For the first time since Marvin Lewis became head coach 12 years ago, the Bengals played music at the start of practice Thursday afternoon, in an apparent act of trying to keep the players loose in the middle of what has been arguably the most challenging week of the season.

Watch These Non-Ohioans Try To Eat Gross-Ass Cincinnati Chili

Here's twelve non-Ohioans (West-Coasters, specifically) trying to choke down some signature Ohio foods. There's a pretty broad selection of foods, here--Glier's goetta and so forth--but the centerpiece is the Skyline 3-way; they start eating it around 2:10 in the video. Spoiler alert: They think it's gross!

Bengals' Bodine a 'Clint Eastwood' style leader

Bengals rookie center Russell Bodine got off to a bit of a shaky start in his career with his performance in the first couple of regular-season games, and while he's made significant progress since then he will get a chance to mark just how much progress Sunday when the Bengals face the Baltimore Ravens for the second time this season.

Gio Bernard Shares His Expectations for Himself and Cincinnati Bengals in 2014 | Bleacher Report

Giovani Bernard doesn't care about your fantasy team. The Cincinnati Bengals running back certainly wants to do well and understands how he performs on a weekly basis affects a lot of other people. He just doesn't seem to have a whole lot of sympathy for fantasy owners, especially since entering the NFL.

Bengals' defense out to create new memory - Cincinnati Bengals Blog - ESPN

When Cincinnati Bengals defensive sat down in their auditorium style meeting room Monday afternoon, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther directed their attention to the screen at the front of the room. On it, he showed select plays from the unit's first three games of the year. They were games in which Bengals defenders held teams to an NFL-low 11 points per game and a stingy 31.7 third-down conversion percentage. The defense also sacked quarterbacks seven times in those games and forced seven turnovers.

Cincinnati Bengals to donate $150,000 to Harrison High School - Story

The Cincinnati Bengals and the NFL is set to help out a local high school in a big way. The Bengals will present a $150,000 NFL Club Matching Field Grant to Harrison High School to improve the Wildcats’ football stadium and track-and-field complex this Friday.

Bengals not facing a blackout, at least this week anyway | ProFootballTalk

With three home games in a 12-day span, the Bengals have a significant concern about blackouts. They've been able to push that off for Sunday, anyway.

Peyton Manning does not approve of your scoreboard shenanigans | ProFootballTalk

Philip Rivers laughed and played along with the joke. Peyton Manning, however, seemed serious about the scoreboard shenanigans in Denver last night.

Police: Broncos Safety Punched Cab Driver, Tried To Hide In Mulch

John Boyett, a former Colts safety who was arrested in Sept. 2013 while yelling, "You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player," was arrested Wednesday in a Denver suburb after the Broncos practice squad player's outing at a bar ended with him allegedly trying to hide from police by covering himself in mulch.