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Bengal Bytes (10/14): Rey gets vocal

Vincent Rey and Adam Jones have become vital leaders for the Bengals' defense. The Bills will be without Tyrod Taylor for their Week 6 game. A familiar face gets benched, and a Giants player might not lose his foot after all.

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Next Gen Stats: Bengals expose Chancellor in coverage

Kam Chancellor is arguably the best safety in the NFL, but he had a tough time against the Bengals, especially when covering Tyler Eifert. Chris Wesseling examines the matchup.

Unbeaten Bengals have grown up this season

The unbeaten Bengals treated it like a playoff game. And for three quarters, they played like it, too: An interception in the end zone, a fumble returned for a touchdown, a long touchdown pass wiped out by a penalty.

Cincinnati Bengals pairing cheap seats with playoff football, rise in Ultimate Standings

In ESPN The Magazine's annual ranking of 122 pro sports teams, fans say that Cincinnati needs to improve an aging facility -- and maybe win a playoff game or two.

Greg Cosell's Week 5 Review: How the Bengals came back vs. the Seahawks

From Yahoo Sports: With a 24-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, one would expect the Seattle Seahawks' defense to close out the win. As we know, that didn't happen.

NFL Musings, Week 5: The Bengals’ Big Comeback, Jamaal Charles’ Big Injury, the Saints’ Historically Bad D | The Big Lead

The modern comeback doesn’t have to involve big game-changing plays or huge turnovers. This one was a death by a thousand cuts for Seattle, as Cincinnati controlled the ball over the last 25 minutes of game action. Seattle managed three first downs after Rawls’ long run. For Cincinnati, it began with a good Adam Jones punt return that put the ball in Seattle territory.

Bengals could have had tougher task to tie game

The Bengals managed a last-second field goal to force overtime against the Seahawks on Sunday, starting from their own 18 and moving to the Cincinnati 13. The Bengals probably should have started the game-tying drive even closer to their own end zone.

Seattle Seahawks: What coach Pete Carroll and players had to say after loss to Bengals

Here is some of what Seattle coaches and players had to say after Sunday's loss to the Bengals. "It’s difficult to come out of the game with this outcome after playing so well. This was probably the best job we’ve done this year — for three quarters — against a really good team in a tough situation. It’s difficult to leave here without the win."

Why Vincent Rey's voice is often all that's heard at Bengals practice

A linebacker who talks with extraordinary volume, Vincent Rey is out to make sure the Bengals defense plays as one knowledgeable and cohesive unit.

Dave Lapham: ‘Adam Jones Is A Leader Of The Bengals'

Adam Jones was once the biggest problem child in the NFL. He’s now one of the best and most respected players within the Bengals organization. The cornerback and kick return specialist had five tackles, an interception and 66 return yards in the Bengals’ 27-24 overtime win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Devon Still Fiance, Wedding with The

The picked the former Cincinnatti Bengals player and his bride-to-be as the recipients of their annual giveaway – but this year comes with a charitable twist

Walkthru: Bengals offense vs recent NFL history

Looking at where the Bengals rank among recent runs of offensive consistency, plus, more on Vontaze Burfict, Adam Jones on BTS and Steelers survive.

Pete Carroll admits Michael Bennett "lost his mind a little bit" when attacking Andy Dalton

Sunday's loss by the Seahawks to the Bengals included a moment in the first half when Seattle defensive lineman Michael Bennett went after Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton following a turnover, hitting him three times and drawing a flag.

Behind Enemy Lines

Tyrod Taylor injury puts EJ Manuel on deck for Bills-Bengals game

Per various reports, the Bills are facing the possibility of playing multiple games without Tyrod Taylor under center. EJ Manuel is the next man up.

Tyrod Taylor's reported injury leads to second-guessing Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor has a sprained MCL and "might miss multiple games," CBS Sports reported Tuesday. The report adds further context to the Bills' decision to sign veteran quarterback Josh Johnson on Tuesday, as Johnson likely would be EJ Manuel's backup Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals if Taylor can't start. Here are five thoughts about Taylor's reported injury

Top 7 storylines to follow for Bills-Bengals

The Bills take a crack at the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday. Here’s an early look at some of the top story lines heading into Buffalo’s sixth game of the year.

Inside The Bills | Hurdles still left for Karlos to clear

Bills RB Karlos Williams is still immersed in the concussion protocol this week. GM Doug Whaley laid out what still lies ahead for the rookie running back before he can get on the practice field. In his weekly appearance on Bills flagship WGR Sportsradio 550, Whaley was encouraged by Williams’ progress, but said it’s still too early to know if Williams can return for Sunday’s game against Cincinnati.

Random Bytes

PFT’s Week Six power rankings

3. Bengals (5-0; No. 4): If these are the "same old Bengals," every team should aspire to be the "same old Bengals."

Charles Woodson may best-ever d-back; Post-Week 5 power rankings

Let’s take a moment to appreciate Charles Woodson, who picked off fellow 1998 first-rounder Peyton Manning twice for the Raiders in Week 5 and is making his case as the best defensive back in NFL history. Plus, the latest power rankings

Taking the NFL’s Statistical Temperature

ESPN tracks a staggering variety of statistics for the NFL’s 32 teams. Some of them are wildly useful, like figuring out which teams do the best job of exceeding expectations given the down and distances they face on offense and defense. Others, well, they aren’t quite as compelling. I don’t know that I ever want to split a team’s performance by whether they win the opening coin toss or not, but with the help of TruMedia and ESPN Stats & Information, I can tell you that’s possible.

Doctors optimistic Daniel Fells of New York Giants won't lose foot from MRSA infection

Doctors treating New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells for MRSA are more optimistic than they were a few days ago that Fells won't lose his foot, sources close to the situation said Tuesday. Fells remains in a New York hospital for the foreseeable future as he and his doctors work to fight off the staph infection he contracted in his foot two weeks ago.

Matt Cassel to start at QB for Dallas Cowboys after bye week

The Dallas Cowboys, who are winless in three games without Tony Romo as their starting quarterback, intend to start Matt Cassel under center when they return from their bye week, a league source told ESPN.