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Bengal Bytes (10/4): Believing in Bengals

In a game that most believe is the Bengals' to lose, the Bengals must prove that this team is different from year's past and win. Alex Smith is feeling more than just the pressure of the opposing team's pass rush. Von Miller has been fined, but all you Key and Peele fans will get a kick out of why.

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Bengals will stay unbeaten and cover, too

With the Ravens starting 0-3 and the Steelers expected to be without Ben Roethlisberger for at least a month, Cincinnati has an opportunity to seize control of the AFC North. The Bengals are averaging 28 points per gameas the Andy Dalton-to-A.J. Green connection has become one of the league’s most dangerous. They now take on the faltering, 1-2 Chiefs, who are on a short week following their Monday night loss in Green Bay.

Chiefs at Bengals Preview

The only tie in the 279 games and 17 seasons of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s career came at PBS in the infamous 13-13 game on Nov. 16, 2008, when Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb admitted he didn’t know a game could end in tie if neither team scored in the fifth quarter.

Five reasons the Bengals can win the Super Bowl

Peter Schrager, Senior National Writer for Fox Sports, presents five reasons why the Cincinnati Bengals can win the Super Bowl.

3-0 Bengals face biggest test yet

Even before the leaves turn on Columbia Parkway the 3-0 Bengals have a golden chance to go up two games on Pittsburgh and three games ahead of Baltimore just four days into October when they play the 1-2 Chiefs Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) at Paul Brown Stadium.

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The Kansas City Chiefs enter Cincinnati on a short week to face the undefeated Bengals. The Chiefs had no answers for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Monday night, and now they'll get a red hot Andy Dalton.

Chiefs vs. Bengals: What's the Game Plan for Cincinnati?

If the Cincinnati Bengals are to hit 4-0 for the first time since 2005, it's going to take a pristine game plan going into a showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday.  On paper, the Chiefs look like a beatable opponent. Not only is Andy Reid's team on the road and on a short week after a Monday Night Football appearance, but they sit at 1-2 with obvious weaknesses.

Bengals impact with Andrew Whitworth extension

When Cincinnati signed Andrew Whitworth to a one-year extension last week, they resolved two standing issues: 1) Secured another starting offensive lineman for next season and 2) Took care of Whitworth, who provides the quality of leadership and character the coaching staff craves.

Behind Enemy Lines

NFL picks Week 4: Chiefs over Bengals is a rare prediction this week

This is the only place on the Internet you'll be seeing anyone pick the Kansas City Chiefs over the Cincinnati Bengals, apparently. Check out the picks at ESPN, CBS, Fox Sports and SB Nation. Notice anything? No one is picking the Chiefs! Besides those on a Chiefs blog.

Eric Fisher was good enough for the Chiefs, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was not

It's no secret the Kansas City Chiefs offense was a disaster the majority of the evening against the Packers. It's also no secret that the offensive line and Alex Smith took turns demolishing plays (it's good that they're doing things together, I guess). However, what I wasn't able to ascertain upon first viewing was how individual players along the offensive line were doing. More specifically, Eric Fisher (the new RT who is the old LT) and Laurent Something With a D Something With A T I'm Tired of Forgetting His Name Let's Just Call Him LDT Right Away

Kansas City Chiefs' QB Alex Smith under fire in more ways than one

Alex Smith is feeling plenty of heat these days. The Chiefs quarterback has been sacked 13 times through three games, putting him on pace for 69 this season. That would be the third-most in NFL history, behind the 76 times that Houston's David Carr went down in 2002, and Randall Cunningham's 72 sacks in 1986. Neither of their teams, incidentally, made the playoffs. But pressure from pass rushers is hardly all Smith is feeling after two straight losses put Kansas City in the AFC West cellar.

Random Bytes

Cardinals' Chris Johnson saved by 6 inches and a text

Six inches. It’s what Chris Johnson always could gain in his sleep when he needed to get you a first down. It’s also what literally saved his life in the early morning hours this past March 9 as he and two buddies riding in a Jeep were stopped at a red light in Orlando, Fla.

Key injury updates for fantasy football Week 4

Injury concerns regarding players heading into the Sunday and Monday games can be critical. Each week this Saturday blog entry will be dedicated to those who appear on the official Friday NFL injury report and how their status may impact fantasy teams.

Steve Smith of Baltimore Ravens out for Week 5 against Cleveland Browns due to back injury

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith has been ruled out of the team's Oct. 11 game against the Cleveland Browns, coach John Harbaugh told Comcast SportsNet on Saturday. This is a major loss for the last-place Ravens (1-3), who are looking to build momentum after winning their first game of the season.

Von Miller fined $11,567 for celebratory pelvic thrusts

Broncos linebacker Von Miller avoided a fine after being penalized for roughing the passer against the Lions last Sunday night, but he did hear from the league this week. The NFL has confirmed that Miller was fined $11,567 for unsportsmanlike conduct.