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Bengals Bites (10/29) - The Shuffle Grows

Ickey Woods is back in the spotlight after his Geico commercial became so popular. Mohamed Sanu is a key piece of this Bengals offense. The running game still needs work.

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The Shuffle's foundation grows
Ickey Woods, who is more famous than when he was famous, still likes to laugh. Kevin Walker, a third-rounder who was drafted a round later than Woods in that magical Guns ‘N Roses year of 1988, still hears it on the golf course and at events like the one Tuesday at the press box in Paul Brown Stadium, the yard that replaced unbeaten Riverfront Stadium.

Cincinnati Bengals Morning Takes: Cincy at its best? - ESPN
With three home games in a 12-day stretch followed by three straight on the road, now is the perfect time for the Cincinnati Bengals to play their best football of the season. Good news, Bengals fans. According to your head coach, the team is doing just that.

Mo Valuable Player?
Don’t look now, but wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is on pace for the 10th best Bengals receiving season of all-time and becoming just the fifth man in franchise history to have 80 catches. The nine seasons ahead of Sanu’s projection got their guys into the Pro Bowl.

Cincinnati Bengals rise one spot in ESPN NFL Power Rankings - ESPN
With another win later this weekend, a spot in the top 10 of ESPN's Power Rankings could be attainable for the Cincinnati Bengals, who settled in at No. 12 on the Week 9 poll that was released Tuesday afternoon. It was a one spot climb up the Power Rankings after the Bengals dropped six places to 13th last week, following a shutout loss at Indianapolis. The defeat was the Bengals' second in three games and came one week after the Bengals tied with the Panthers.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Breaking Down the Jags' Game Plan | Bleacher Report
In Week 9, the Jacksonville Jaguars will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals feature a dynamic offense with playmakers up and down their roster. Out of all the Bengals playmakers, the one the Jaguars should be most concerned about is running back Giovani Bernard.

The Film Don't Lie: Cincinnati Bengals - ESPN
It's starting to reach broken-record status on this one, but the most glaring issue the Bengals continue to have is the one pertaining to a lackluster rush defense. Ahead of Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Bengals must finally start addressing the problems they have had stopping opposing ball carriers. It would be beyond troubling if this trend continues against the NFL's 25th-ranked rushing offense.

Romo could end up missing time with back injury | ProFootballTalk
Despite a Willis Reed moment (without, you know, the victory) on Monday night against Washington, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo doesn't have a green light to play on Sunday against the Cardinals. And Romo may not get one.

Jose Canseco Accidentally Shoots Off His Middle Finger
Jose Canseco accidentally shot off his finger with a hand gun Tuesday afternoon, according to TMZ. Canseco's fiancee told the network that the gun went off when he was cleaning it at his home in Las Vegas, and that he didn't know it was loaded. She went on to say that the bullet tore through the bottom of the middle finger on his left hand, and he was undergoing surgery. The Las Vegas ABC affiliate reports that Canseco was transferred to University Medical Center after the accident.