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Bengals Bites (12/1) - The Challenge That Wasn't

For all the flack that Marvin Lewis takes about his challenges, yesterday's illegal challenge was the best of his career. Andy Dalton plays after puking at least 20 times.

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How Marvin Lewis saved the Bengals with illegal maneuver | For The Win
Here’s the story of how Marvin Lewis saved the Cincinnati Bengals from bad officiating, a horrible loss and the possible failure of winning the AFC North title.

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton played Sunday after throwing up at least 20 times - NFL -
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton played in the team's 14-13 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after throwing up at least 20 times earlier in the day, Paul Dehner of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Bengals vs. Buccaneers final score: 3 things we learned from Cincinnati's 14-13 win -
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave a valiant effort by their standards, but it wasn't enough to top a second AFC North opponent this season. Andy Dalton overcame a disastrous first half for the Cincinnati Bengals, who improved to 8-3-1 with a 14-13 win.

Rapid Reaction: Cincinnati Bengals - AFC North Blog - ESPN
They probably shouldn't have won, but they did. The Bengals, putting forth their best impression of undefeated college football escape artist Florida State, came away with a victory Sunday afternoon that may not win them style points by the end of the year. But a win is a win is a win. For the first time in franchise history, they went on the road and pulled out a W for a third consecutive week. That fact alone ought to help at least psychologically for a team that now embarks on its toughest month of the season.

Andy Dalton Must Improve For Cincinnati Bengals To Have Playoff Success | RantSports

The Cincinnati Bengals‘ front office executives are likely asking themselves the same question: “Why did we sign Andy Dalton to a six-year contract worth $115 million?”

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Recap - November 30, 2014 - ESPN

Sloppy but victorious, Cincinnati extended its slender lead in the AFC North with help from a 12th man. Andy Dalton shrugged off flu-like symptoms to run for one touchdown and throw for another Sunday as the first-place Bengals overcame his mistakes and others in a 14-13 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.