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Bengal Bytes (10/22):On a streak

Andrew Whitworth is on a good streak, after having a bad experience with a different kind of streaking a few days ago. Ben Roethlisberger is making more process and looks more and more likely to be ready for the Bengals game. What is Cardale Jones' future after being benched? Cam Newton wants to hand out fines, but not for players.

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Walkthru: Bengals offense among NFL best this century

The historical significance of the Bengals offense, plus, roster move pending Burfict to 53, chaos on BTS, #BBP, Dunlap's breakfast adventure, PFF, former Bengals LB signs with Browns, BTTF Day.

What Power Rankings? ESPN's FPI favors Bengals in most remaining games

For all those Cincinnati Bengals fans who were outraged by where the team settled in Tuesday's ESPN Power Rankings, here's something that should make you feel a little better. The FPI predicts the Cincinnati Bengals will finish with a 14-2 record.

10 Best Sack-less Streaks | NFL Left Tackles

Which left tackles have gone the longest without surrendering a sack? Here's our list of the best 10 current streaks. Currently, CIN's A. Whitworth is #1.

NFL MVP Rankings through Week 6

There should be no doubt. The NFL's mythical MVP (through Week 6) award should go to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. (He has won two traditional MVP awards, in 2007 and 2010, and countless midseason nominations, but has Brady ever received an illustrious pre-midseason honor? I think not.)

Taking Stock of Cincinnati Bengals Ahead of Week 7 Bye

Going into the Week 7 bye, the Cincinnati Bengals sit at 6-0, deserving of all the praise and historical comparisons that come alongside such a feat. It hasn't been an easy road for these Bengals, either, not with a trip out west, divisional clashes and encounters with playoff hopefuls such as the Seattle Seahawks and Buffalo Bills.

A.J. Green on Bengals' offense: 'We have so many weapons'

For the first time in the Andy Dalton era, the Bengals have one of the NFL's top offenses to go with their strong defense.

Cincinnati Bengals: Week Seven Power Rankings Roundup

The Bengals are 6-0 going into their week seven bye, but where will they be in the power rankings? Here is the week seven NFL power rankings roundup for your Cincinnati Bengals.

Cincinnati Bengals match best start in their history at 6-0

The Bengals have never been better six weeks into a season. Next comes a bye to rest and get several injured players healthy. The AFC North leaders are in a very good place.

Six reasons for 6-0

With the bye week now being celebrated atop the NFL, here are six reasons why the Bengals are 6-0 for the third time in their history.

All five of NFL's unbeaten teams face test in next 2 weeks

The knock on both the Packers and Broncos, 6-0 teams with byes this weekend before their showdown in Denver on Nov. 1, is that they've fattened up on the league's bottom-feeders. That argument could be made about any of the NFL's five unbeaten teams, really — and that's about to change over the next two weeks when they'll either burnish their credentials or fall from the ranks of the undefeated.

Who's Next?

Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers 'excited' to increase practice reps

Ben Roethlisberger completed his first full Steelers practice since spraining his MCL less than four weeks ago. He was considered a limited participant but has graduated to 11-man team work. Landry Jones is slated as the likely starter against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, but Roethlisberger said Wednesday he was "excited to do a little more than I did last week"

Ben Roethlisberger says Landry Jones' NFL debut 'way better' than his

For Ben Roethlisberger, watching Landry Jones' 168-yard, two-touchdown relief performance Sunday against Arizona -- his first meaningful NFL snaps -- sparked memories. In his own debut in Week 2 of 2004 against Baltimore, Roethlisberger also threw for two touchdowns -- along with two picks.

Random Bytes

Jets' D-line, Jaguars' WRs among best young position groups

Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill have led a youth movement at running back in Cincinnati -- but the Bengals' ball carriers don't rank first in Gil Brandt's list of the best young position groups in the NFL.

Did Mike Ditka Rip a Thunderous Fart on Cris Carter on 'Monday Night Countdown'?

This is the highbrow stuff. This is what my family wanted for me when I enrolled in college and was taught the finer points of bothering strangers about matters of public interest. They wanted me to ask the hard-hitting stuff, like, "Did Mike Ditka lift his right buttock and smother Cris Carter in airborne misery on Monday Night Countdown last night?"

Marcell Dareus joins Mario Williams in questioning Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan's calls

The Buffalo Bills' highest-paid members of the defensive line are making it known they don't agree with how they are being used in coach Rex Ryan's schemes. On Tuesday, defensive tackle Marcell Dareus backed up recent complaints by defensive end Mario Williams, saying that Ryan calling for the players to drop back in coverage isn't a winning formula.

Darnell Dockett: The Search for His Mother's Murderer
Darnell Dockett is on a journey. One that has lasted for over 20 years. On July 4, 1994, then-13-year-old Darnell returned to his Decatur, Georgia, home to discover his mom's lifeless body lying in the hallway. Dockett vividly remembers the blood on the wall and the position in which he found his mother. The case remains unsolved. There are currently no leads and no suspects for the murder of Cheryl Hambrick.

How Does Benching Impact Cardale Jones' Options and NFL Future?
With reporting that Ohio State has decided to bench quarterback Cardale Jones in favor of J.T. Barrett, a few questions have been raised. Is an NFL career not looking like a possibility for Jones anymore? Is Barrett up to the task of filling Jones' shoes?

Cam Newton wants to fine you for your bad predictions
Cam Newton knows that not all that many people picked his team to beat the Seahawks last week on the road. But he’s not using them as fuel for some desperate-for-motivation "hater" fire. He’s mostly laughing all the way to the bank.