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Bengals Bites (9/24) - Burfict Motivates Rey

Vontaze Burfict gave Vincent Rey some words of advice before the game last Sunday. The Bengals wonder why seats are empty.

Andy Lyons

AFC North Players Of The Week: Brown, Dunlap
Defensive Player of the Week: DE Carlos Dunlap, Cincinnati: Dunlap (Florida) had 6 tackles, a sack, a TFL, and a QB hit in the Bengals win. He now has a sack in each of the Bengals' first three games.

Around the AFC North: Week 4
"We will have their attention," Lewis said regarding how the coaching staff intends to handle the players between now and the Patriots game. "We will be traveling to Foxborough to play against one of the best quarterbacks of all time (Tom Brady) and one of the best-coached teams in the NFL year after year.

Undefeated Cincinnati Bengals notice empty seats at Paul Brown Stadium - ESPN
But as good as the Bengals have been so far, on the surface, they don't seem to be getting the respect locally that they're starting to receive nationally. Empty seats have filled the upper reaches of Paul Brown Stadium the past two weeks, leaving the Bengals some 10,000 patrons shy of having sold out each of those games. The 65,500-seat stadium has had attendance figures of 58,574 and 56,743.

Bengals struggle for sellouts, fans blame prices - Local 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati - Top Stories
The Cincinnati Bengals may be the best team in the NFL but do they have the best fans? The Bengals destroyed the Tennessee Titans 33-7 Sunday, Sept. 21, at a Paul Brown Stadium with thousands of empty seats. So, what do they have to do to sell out the stadium?

2014 NFL Power Rankings – Week 4: Cincinnati Bengals become season’s third No. 1 team - The Washington Post
The Bengals lost both their coordinators, Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden, to head coaching jobs in the offseason. Their top offensive threat, WR A.J. Green, has been hampered by a toe injury. But they haven’t missed a step and they’ve been impressive in winning their first three games by a wider margin each week. They have a bye week to savor their good start, but the schedule toughens when they return with games against the Patriots, Panthers, Colts and Ravens.

AJ McCarron waiting for chance to return to practice with Cincinnati Bengals |
At the very least, former Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron is more than two weeks away from being able to practice with his NFL teammates on the Cincinnati Bengals. But McCarron said he's "anxious to get out there."

Vontaze Burfict gives Vincent Rey lift in Cincinnati Bengals win - ESPN
Hours before Sunday's game, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict let Vincent Rey in on his secret to success: get to the ball on the first play. "It'll settle you down," Rey said, relaying the injured Pro Bowler's message to him. With Burfict spending the afternoon under concussion protocol after suffering his second head injury in as many games the previous Sunday against Atlanta, the Bengals were forced to send Rey out to replace him.

NFLers Cannot Figure Out How To Use Tablets

Beginning last year, NFL teams started using Microsoft Surface tablets for things like their playbooks, medical records, and concussion testing. This year, the program expanded to include things like replay on the sideline. And now, the WSJ has a very predictable yet still quite funny story about everyone hating them.