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Bengal Bytes (10/31): Trick or treat?

Can Tyler Eifert take advantage of a Steelers defense that just can't seem to slow down tight ends? William Gay has a good suggestion on how the NFL can use his money. Five year old Rob Gronkowski is exactly as you'd imagine him.

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The Rise of the Bengals | The MMQB with Peter King

Andy Dalton is playing the best football of his life as his undefeated Bengals travel to Pittsburgh this weekend. But this isn’t the first time he’s gotten hopes up in Cincinnati

Bengals breakdown with Dave Lapham

Brad Steinke and Dave Lapham breakdown Bengals-Steelers showdown. Talking Ben Roethlisberger's return and the Bengals two games in five days.

Andy Dalton: Already Better than Carson Palmer?

Andy Dalton or Carson Palmer? Andy Dalton was the Bengals’ second-round selection of the 2011 draft; Carson Palmer was the first overall selection of the 2003 draft. Palmer was the Bengals’ starting quarterback for seven seasons; Dalton is midway through his fifth season as the starter.

Predictions, 3 keys: Who wins Bengals-Steelers?

Taking a look at the three keys against the Steelers on Sunday, and final predictions from the Bengals' beat writers. Including a disagreement on who will win the game.

Notes: Lewis takes long view on Tez call; Ben ready; Weather check

Linebacker Vontaze Burfict gave a thumbs-up Friday morning before going to a walk-through on the Paul Brown Stadium turf in another encouraging sign for his comeback from micro fracture knee surgery. Whether it’s enough for him to be activated so he can play as tolerated Sunday against the Steelers (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) remains to be seen. The decision figures to be made Saturday, which would involve cutting a player and adding Burfict to the active 53-man roster.

Marvin Lewis regrets setting Vontaze Burfict timeline

Marvin Lewis offered up his customary "we’ll see" when he was asked if there was any chance outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict would be ready to play on Sunday in Pittsburgh, but the Cincinnati Bengals' head coach did say it was a mistake to project out an individual’s healing process. When Burfict was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list in September, the coach felt the linebacker would be 100 percent after the six-week period.

Vontaze Burfict has good chance of playing Sunday

A good defense on a 6-0 team is about to get better. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict has "a good chance" of playing against the Steelers on Sunday. NFL Media's Rand Getlin noted that Burfict will be a game-time decision.

Can Tyler Eifert Be ‘Iron Man’ Against The Steelers?

The Cincinnati Bengals have weapons of mass destruction. They are loaded with an arsenal of players that can come at a defense from any position. In fact, most analysts will tell you that they’re extremely dangerous at every position, due to their depth. As Rex Ryan stated in The Buffalo News, the Bengals can beat you from anywhere.

Cincinnati Bengals almost completely healthy for game vs. Steelers

The Bengals (6-0), who have matched the best start in team history, are almost completely healthy after getting a week off following a 34-21 win over Buffalo on Oct. 18. They're seeking a commanding 3 1/2-game division lead as they chase their second North title in three years after Pittsburgh finished first last season.

Notes: Steelers have band back; no word on 'Tez; injury reports

The Pittsburgh Steelers listed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Friday's official NFL injury report as probable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, which means the team will likely its four main offensive weapons together for the first time this season.

Behind Enemy Lines

Coordinators Corner: Butler & Haley on Bengals

Keith Butler and Todd Haley look back at the Chiefs and ahead to the Bengals. The Steelers' coordinators talk about Big Ben, having all their weapons back in place, Heath Miller getting the ball, running the no-huddle and much more.

A really, really scientific explanation for Martavis Bryant's high touchdown ratio

We've gotten to the bottom of Martavis Bryant's home-run-hitting receiving ability. In 12 career games, he's scored on 11 of 35 catches. Three of those scores came with Landry Jones at quarterback. Surely algorithms and calculus-based equations will solve this for us!

William Gay to NFL: Use my fine money for domestic violence support

Steelers CB William Gay, who was fined last week for wearing purple cleats, has asked the NFL to use his $5,787 toward fighting domestic violence.

Random Bytes

'Madden' Week 8: Spooky Simulations from Around the NFL

It's been on every fan's mind. Who will win? Well, we've got you covered with some spooky Madden sims coming your way for the most anticipated games of NFL Week 8. Who wins: Cincinnati or Pittsburgh? Why are the refs so quick in Madden? Does Dallas quarterback Matt Cassel have what it takes to defeat Seattle?

The Best and Worst NFL Offseason Additions Through Week 7

We are almost halfway home when it comes to NFL 2015. So we thought we would take a look back instead of forward and reminisce about the numerous transactions made this offseason.

5-Year-Old Rob Gronkowski Smashes Pinata, Steals All Candy from Classmates

This video is the definition of peak Gronk. We all know New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is a competitor, but that ruthlessness started earlier than we realized.

Carlos Hyde of San Francisco 49ers ruled out with stress fracture

San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde on Friday was ruled out of this weekend's game at the St. Louis Rams with a stress fracture in his left foot. Hyde, the NFL's ninth-leading rusher with 470 yards, did not practice this week after saying he suffered the injury at the New York Giants on Oct. 11.

Pierre Garcon of Washington Redskins leads class-action lawsuit against FanDuel

Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon is leading a class-action lawsuit for NFL players against daily fantasy site FanDuel. Garcon is suing for misuse of players' names and likenesses, exploiting them without proper licenses or permissions. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Maryland, notes that Garcon's name appears frequently in FanDuel commercials.

NFL Week 8 predictions: Broncos over Packers, split Bengals-Steelers

NFL Nation reporters pick every game from this weekend, and they like Denver to take down Green Bay.