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Bengals Bites: The Sky Is and Is Not Falling

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As Bengals fans drag themselves through their normal lives, knowing the Bengals blew another prime time opportunity, we recap from links around the web last nights disaster.

Jim Rogash

Instant analysis: New England Patriots wallop Cincinnati Bengals, 43-17 | masslive.com
The Patriots quieted their doubters, if for one week at least. Six days after a 27-point loss to Kansas City on Monday night, the Patriots had their own takedown of the NFL’s sole undefeated team with a 43-17 win over Cincinnati in primetime.

Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
Sunday's loss means we still don't really know who this Bengals team is. We certainly do know the Bengals still can't play well on the big, bright stage. Cincinnati is now 2-5 in prime-time games since 2011, and it has lost nine of its past 10 games on Sunday night.

Five truths and myths for New England Patriots versus Cincinnati Bengals | masslive.com
As we wait for an enormous Sunday night game at Gillette, let's break down five storylines from this week.

Cincinnati Bengals not quite ready for prime time
What a turnaround for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Brady finally looked like a quarterback who has 50,000 yards in his career, becoming the sixth to reach that milestone and throwing for two touchdowns as he rebounded from the second worst loss of his career for a 43-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots - Recap - October 05, 2014 - ESPN
Tom Brady and the Patriots routed the Bengals and quieted the doubters. The three-time Super Bowl winner finally looked like a quarterback who has thrown for 50,000 yards in his career, as New England dominated the NFL's last unbeaten team and beat Cincinnati 43-17 Sunday night.

Week 5: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots highlights | Watch the video - Yahoo Sports
Coming off a lackluster loss last week, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots show why they are elite as they dominate the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 5 of NFL action.

Patriots open 37-17 lead over Bengals early in 4th | www.ajc.com
Tom Brady became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 50,000 yards, hitting Rob Gronkowski on a 27-yard pass against Cincinnati and then adding two touchdown passes as the New England Patriots opened a 37-17 lead early in the fourth quarter Sunday night.

The Bengals Are Undefeated, but They Are Not Perfect - Extra Points - Boston.com
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is known for his ability to make any team sound like the 1995 San Francisco 49ers, but he gave the Cincinnati Bengals higher praise than usual this week.

Patriots show support for daughter of Bengals lineman | FOX Sports
As stadiums throughout the NFL this weekend were adorned in pink — in the stands, on the walls and between the sidelines — the most impactful moment of the first Sunday of Breast Cancer Awareness Month came at night, when the home team paid tribute to a visiting player and his cancer-stricken daughter.

NFL Recap - Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots - Oct 05, 2014 - CBSSports.com Game Recap
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady and the Patriots routed the Bengals and quieted the doubters.