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Bengals Bites (9/16) - Top of the AFC North

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The Bengals easily look like the best team in the AFC North. The Devon Still feel good story is a welcome distraction to the mess happening in the NFL right now.

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Cincinnati Bengal Morning Takes: Atop the AFC North - ESPN
It's still early. Very early. But the Cincinnati Bengals have many reasons to feel good about the defense of their division title after two weeks. For starters, they are one of four AFC teams with 2-0 records. If the Eagles beat the Colts in this week's Monday night game, that would make the Bengals one of seven teams in the entire league with 2-0 marks. Of those seven, only three, the Panthers, Broncos and Bengals, were playoff teams last season.

Cincinnati Bengals DT Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter fights cancer | The MMQB with Peter King

One minute, Devon Still was at his 4-year-old daughter's dance recital. The next, he was at a hospital learning she had cancer. Here is the Bengals defensive tackle's heart-wrenching story and how others are rallying to help Leah's fight

CIncinnati Bengals' Week 2 win by the numbers - ESPN

As we start putting the proverbial bow on the Cincinnati Bengals' second ballgame of the year, here is a by-the-numbers look at their 24-10 win over the Falcons:

Adrian Peterson Accused Of Beating Another Son, Leaving Facial Scar

Adrian Peterson has already been indicted on charges he beat one of his children, and a new report from KHOU alleges that he beat another. KHOU reports the mother of a different four-year-old son of Peterson's filed a report with Child Protective Services because of a beating the Vikings running back gave the child.

Rice appeal will include request that Goodell recuse himself from case | ProFootballTalk

On Sunday, multiple sources told PFT (and eventually others) that Ray Rice would appeal his indefinite suspension on Monday.  On Monday, one source told PFT that the timetable had been delayed by a day.

Vikings knew of other abuse accusation, reinstated Peterson anyway | ProFootballTalk

The Minnesota Vikings were aware when they reinstated Adrian Peterson today that Peterson has been accused of abusing more than one of his children. Hours after news broke this evening that Peterson has been accused of abusing another one of his sons -- in a separate incident from the accusation ...

Ron Rivera and Greg Hardy's Teammates Weathering Storm

But a player who wasn’t even at the stadium during Sunday’s win over the Lions remains the biggest story, something that likely won’t change this week, and who knows how many more. “Yeah, you get tired of it,” center Ryan Kalil admitted Monday, after agreeing to talk to reporters he knew would pepper him with questions about defensive end Greg Hardy, who was deactivated shortly before Sunday’s kickoff. “There’s nothing for us to do about it. We don’t have to make those decisions. I’m glad we don’t have to make those decisions,” Kalil said.