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Bengals Bites (10/8) - Battle For Queen City

The Bengals will play the Panthers in the battle for the title of Queen City. Adrian Peterson is a moron. Vontaze Burficts absence hurts.

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Cincinnati, Charlotte compete for Queen City title - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV
Days before the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Carolina Panthers and the competition has already started. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley took to Twitter this week, challenging the city of Charlotte which also goes by the moniker the "Queen City".

Cincinnati Bengals players George Iloka, Andrew Whitworth, tell bandwagon fans to stay away - ESPN

Two Cincinnati Bengals players have a message for those who have jumped off the team's bandwagon -- stay off. Safety George Iloka and veteran Pro Bowl offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth weren't very happy when asked to discuss fans who had given up on the team after Sunday night's 43-17 loss to the New England Patriots.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Carolina Panthers 10/12/14 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

The Cincinnati Bengals and the Carolina Panthers face off on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium for a week 6 NFL matchup of two of the more physical teams.

Cincinnati Bengals claim former Saints linebacker Khairi Fortt off waivers on Tuesday |

The Cincinnati Bengals have claimed former New Orleans Saints linebacker Khairi Fortt off waivers, the team announced on Tuesday. Fortt, a 2014 fourth round draft pick by the Saints, was waived on Monday. He is the first player released by the Saints this season to get claimed off the waiver wire.

Nate Webster: Former Cincinnati Bengal convicted of sex crimes wants early release - Story

Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Nate Webster, who is serving a 10 year sentence for having sex with the underage daughter of a former assistant coach, is asking for an early release from prison.

Cincinnati Bengals Morning Takes: Why Vontaze Burfict's absence hurts - ESPN

It's hard to remember how many exactly came through, but it's probably safe to say that during Sunday night's game at New England, some two dozen questions about how much the Cincinnati Bengals missed Vontaze Burfict hit my Twitter mentions.

Rice could still pursue grievance against Ravens | ProFootballTalk

Before Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti considers giving Ray Rice another job, Bisciotti may want to wait to see whether Rice tries to extract more cash for the job Rice already has had.

Adrian Peterson Shows His Dumb Talking Points To The World

Adrian Peterson took to his Twitter account Tuesday night. This was a really bad idea. Peterson tweeted out an extremely long text message, from somebody saved in his contacts as "Place," in three screen shots. There is a lot of blank space at the beginning of the first text message, suggesting that there are even more words that Peterson is choosing not to reveal to the public.