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Bengals Bites (9/17) - Ticket sales still sluggish

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It baffles me how the Bengals could still struggle to sell tickets. Look for more running from the Bengals back field this weekend.

Andy Lyons

Bengals vs. Titans: Expect another big run game
The Bengals are off to their first 2-0 start since 2006, and will try to go 3-0 like the 2006 team did. They're also seeking a franchise record 11th straight home victory. They are coming off a 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons in which they dominated, outgaining the Falcons 472-309, including rushing for 170 yards. That's the most rushing yards in a game for the Bengals since rushing for 221 yards in a 34-10 win over Oakland on Nov. 25, 2012.

Low ticket sales suggest Bengals blackout Sunday
Despite the Bengals being off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 2006, fresh off three straight playoff appearances and appearing to be one of the top teams in the NFL this season, they have a long way to go in terms of ticket sales to reach the point of Sunday's home game against Tennessee not being blacked out on local television.

PFF reviews the Cincinnati Bengals' Week 2 win - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons are now in the Cincinnati Bengals' rearview mirror, but before we completely move on from Sunday's game, let's take a quick peek at some of the ways our friends at Pro Football Focus graded various Bengals players in the Week 2 game. As always, take the grades with a certain grain of salt because they can end up being later amended, and they can sometimes be the product of particular schemes or coverages or set ups a team happens to play within a respective week.

Cincinnati Bengals make offensive roster moves - ESPN
With their passing offense -- specifically their tight ends -- depleted after the first two games of the season, the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday made a series of roster moves. First, they placed 10-year veteran tight end Alex Smith on the injured reserve list after he suffered a left biceps injury against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Smith was one of three Bengals lost in the first quarter of a physical game. Overall, five Bengals were sidelined before the game ended, causing the Bengals to get a little creative with their personnel decisions entering this Sunday's contest against the Tennessee Titans.

Don’t be surprised if Vikings change course on Peterson | ProFootballTalk

On Monday, the Vikings were unequivocal about the decision to let running back Adrian Peterson play in Week Three.  In the wake of that decision, the criticism has been unanimous, loud, and growing. As a result, there’s already talk that the Vikings could change course and not let Peterson play on Sunday.  Don’t be surprised if that happens.

Arian Foster Thinks A Beer Company Hassling The NFL Is Bullshit

Sponsors are beginning to distance themselves from the NFL—especially Adrian Peterson—and that doesn't sit right with Texans running back with Arian Foster.

NFLPA files Ray Rice appeal | ProFootballTalk

As expected (but a day later than expected), the NFLPA has filed an appeal of the NFL's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice. "This action taken by our union is to protect the due process rights of all NFL players," the NFLPA said in a statement.