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How the fans may have motivated Dalton this offseason. Marshawn Lynch is officially out for Week 5. Could Chip Kelly spilt back to the NCAA? Reporters for every team pick their teams games for Week 5.

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How the Bengals' use of physicality can limit Jimmy Graham again

The Bengals roughed up then-Saints TE Jimmy Graham in New Orleans last season, and they hope to perform similarly against the new Seahawk.

Notes: Green, Sherman in mutual salute; Adam Jones probable; Gilberry questionable; Weather update

You know A.J. Green. He’s not getting into anything controversial. Especially before the Bengals play the Seahawks Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 19) at Paul Brown Stadium. So when it surfaced this week that Seattle Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman admitted he was wrong when called Green "overrated," after their first meeting four years ago, Green offered his patented shrug.

Seahawks at Bengals Preview

"" Seattle last played at PBS in Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis’ first season on Oct. 26, 2003, and the 12-year intermission is the longest drought of any team in the NFL when it comes to Cincy visits. Seattle native Corey Dillon was out with injury and backup running back Rudi Johnson had his break-out game with 101 yards rushing on 27 carries in his third season to lead the Bengals to a 27-24 victory. Before that game in his third season Johnson had rushed for 115 career yards and would go on to become the club’s third all-time leading rusher.

Bengals' Andy Dalton drives Hue Jackson's Mystery Machine

It was the first day of organized team activities in the spring on the practice field adjacent Paul Brown Stadium. For coaches beginning yet another season on the NFL circuit, this begins the latest return to the foundation of football.

Video: Can the Bengals make a statement Sunday?

In this week's CineSport preview video, Brian Clark and I discuss whether the Bengals can make a statement Sunday against the Seahawks and what the Bengals should be most concerned about with the two-time defending NFC champions coming to town.

Dalton has chance to break 42-year old record on Sunday

Quarterback Andy Dalton has a chance to do something on Sunday when the Bengals host the Seattle Seahawks that no quarterback in the NFL has done to start a season since the current passer rating was established in 1973, but he will have to do it against arguably the NFL's best secondary - or at least one of the best.

Bengals-Seahawks: Keys to victory, predictions

Three keys to a Bengals' victory against the Seahawks, and predictions from Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski. Dominate on D-line, Patience on Offense, Turnovers.

Bengals Walkthru: Weekend Predictions

Last home game until Thursday, Nov. 5 against Cleveland. That means weekend predictions time. Soak it in. -- Feels like a Geno Atkins game. Another 1.5 sacks and three tackles for loss in my mind. I'd expect Russell Wilson to be real sick of 97 by the end of the day. Also, for a fun exercise, watch the first few snaps of Atkins lined up against the Seattle o-line. When offensive linemen who have never faced him before take their first shot it's often comical. They just never expect that combination of speed and power.

Behind Enemy Lines

Marshawn Lynch of Seattle Seahawks out vs. Cincinnati Bengals

The Seattle Seahawks have ruled running back Marshawn Lynch out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a hamstring injury. It will be the first time since Lynch joined the team in 2010 that he will miss consecutive games.

O-Line Differential: An Experimental Experiment

nna go a little off book here, and start an mathy experiment without a great clue of where it will take us. Writing without a net. Don't fall. Don't dangle your participles. Please meet, at the same time as yours truly, the "Offensive Line Differential."

Marshawn Lynch injury: Seahawks RB ruled out for Sunday vs. Bengals

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals, which will be his second straight missed game. Lynch is battling a hamstring injury, along with calf and neck issues, and I would guess the Seahawks do not want to exacerbate these injuries by forcing him back into action too soon. The problem, of course, is that there are some major depth issues with Lynch out, as backup Fred Jackson is also questionable for Sunday after suffering a high ankle sprain last week.

How the Seattle Seahawks are using Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham's role has become a weekly topic in Seattle. When offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell steps to the podium every Wednesday, he knows the questions are coming.

Random Bytes

What Keeps Carson Palmer Going?

I first met Carson Palmer 13 years ago. He wore khaki pants and a white button-down shirt with pinstripes. He was fresh-faced and clean-shaven. In his eyes was the glint of promise that you see in a man who is about to accomplish great things.

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly to USC? College rumors persist

The anxiety is gone. The possibility remains. From the time Chip Kelly became head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, there have been whispers that he might bolt the NFL to return to the college game. Those whispers have not stopped.

Antonio Cromartie of New York Jets calls Odell Beckham Jr. of New York Giants a 'one-year wonder'

Rex Ryan may be gone, but at least one Jets player has added some chatter that should spice up the team's regular-season clash with the Giants in December. Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie raised the stakes on the New York rivalry when he explained why he thinks Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is overrated.

NFL Week 5 predictions: Bet big on Bengals, Falcons, Eagles, Patriots

NFL Nation reporters pick Cincinnati, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New England to pick up wins.

Joe Haden questionable this time around

The Browns listed cornerback Joe Haden as probable to play against the Chargers last week with a finger injury, but Haden wound up missing the game after Sunday came and he felt that he’d be hurting the team if he tried to play through the injury.