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Bengals Bytes (10/15): Not sorry

Adam Jones becomes a different guy on the field. Bengals give back to the community. Maybe Tyrod Taylor will be available Sunday. Michael Bennett not sorry for attacking Andy Dalton.

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Notes: Rex mum on QB; Nugent named AFC Special Teamer; Adam Jones, Hall sit out

Bills head coach Rex Ryan didn’t tip his hand on his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) in Buffalo, but he assured the Bengals media via conference call Wednesday, "It won’t be Dennis Shaw."

Cincinnati Bengals' Hue Jackson wants Jeremy Hill to just keep running

The Jeremy Hill who plowed through opposing defenses for more than 1,100 yards last season has barely showed up during this season.

Walkthru: Insight to Andy Dalton's latest evolution

Andy Dalton picking up Hue Jackson on Sunday, plus, a quintet of Twitter questions, #BBP, Adam Jones' $1 million 10 days

Seahawks' Michael Bennett not sorry after being flagged for hits on Bengals' Andy Dalton

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was unapologetic on Wednesday when asked about a hit on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton last Sunday that earned Bennett a personal foul penalty and negated a long interception return by Seattle free safety Earl Thomas.

Pacman by Sunday, Adam Jones by the rest

Somebody recently described Adam "Pacman" Jones as a "one of the most famous cautionary tales in the history of sports." "Agree or disagree?" Paul Daugherty asked Jones Tuesday on Beyond the Stripes. "I'll agree, I'll agree with that one," Jones responded, confidently – as always.

Mike Nugent named AFC special teams player of the week

Famous scientists might not have wanted to give Mike Nugent credit, but the NFL did. The Bengals kicker was named AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday, after he hit the game-winning field goal to help his team beat the Seahawks in overtime.

Bengals players pitch in to build playground

All across the NFL Tuesday, Oct. 13, players used their day off to give something back to their communities. The Bengals did just that as part of the Hometown Huddle project. They joined local volunteers in making a difference at Taft Elementary School. They say, "Build it and they will come." The kids at Taft Elementary will be charging onto an all new playground.

Beat goes on as Bengals switch it up
Another game decided at the end with an Andy Dalton flourish, this one with 20 points in the last 23:42 of a 27-24 overtime victory over Seattle. Another bonding moment for Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson with his quarterback.

Behind Enemy Lines

10 things Buffalo Bills fans should know about Cincinnati Bengals for Week 6

The Buffalo Bills escaped Nashville with a 14-13 win over the Tennessee Titans in Week 5 to improve to 3-2, but pushing that record to 4-2 will prove a bit more difficult. Not only do the Bills have to worry about the status of quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who is dealing with a knee injury, but the undefeated Cincinnati Bengals are on the schedule in Week 6 fresh off a comeback victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Bills notebook: Defense should be wary of the Bengals’ shifty Bernard

The undefeated Cincinnati Bengals not only boast the fifth-best passing attack in the NFL – they’re armed with two very different, very dangerous No. 1 backs in Jeremy Hill (6 foot 1, 235 pounds) and Giovani Bernard (5-9, 205). One wants to run through you, the other leaves you grasping for air. Bills linebacker Preston Brown knows tackling each one is a different challenge.

LeSean McCoy, Tyrod Taylor practicing for Bills

Running back LeSean McCoy said last week that he was told he’d need 3-4 weeks to recover from the hamstring injury that’s plagued him since camp and kept him out of the last two games for Buffalo, a timeline that left open the possibility that he’ll be out through the team’s bye in Week Eight.

Rex Ryan: EJ Manuel will get the majority of the QB reps

The highlights from Rex Ryan's Wednesday press conference. His thoughts on the Bengals, Tyrod Taylor's injury, and the possibility of EJ Manuel playing.

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Sarah Thomas Monday night call, Ravens done, Seahawks problems

The MMQB staff gathers to tackle the topics of the moment in the NFL, from whether a woman’s correct officiating call deserves recognition to the stumbling favorites and startling successes of the early season

Is this the end of an era in New Orleans?

There will be a day when Sean Payton returns to New Orleans as an ex- Saints coach. He will get a standing ovation when he arrives for dinner at an uptown restaurant. He'll throw beads as the King of Bacchus. The roar in the Superdome will be deafening when the Saints celebrate an anniversary of their 2009 Super Bowl team.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he's not big on mechanics

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick conceded Wednesday that he's not "big" on his mechanics, a somewhat startling admission given his early offseason work with two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner, purportedly to improve Kaepernick's pocket presence.

Nate Solder Injury Update: Patriots OT Placed on IR with Torn Biceps Muscle

The New England Patriots officially placed offensive tackle Nate Solder on injured reserve Wednesday because of a torn biceps muscle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The injury will keep him out for the rest of the season.

NFL Reportedly Suspends Side Judge for Clock Error During Steelers vs. Chargers

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