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Bengal Bytes (10/8): Easy targets

When will the Bengals lose, and could they even make it all the way to the Super Bowl? Seahawks are struggling to keep Russell Wilson from running for his life. The Dolphins new head coach bring back a familiar practice drill and the NFL doesn't plan on slowing down it's international takeover.

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Boomer: These Bengals Can Make the Super Bowl's Boomer Esiason praises the efforts of Andy Dalton and the rest of the 2015 Cincinnati Bengals. "He is clearly in charge, he is poised, there haven't been a lot of down moments for him," Esiason says.

Unbeaten Bengals announce rare sellout vs. Seahawks

The 4-0 Bengals host the Seahawks Sunday, and the locals are apparently excited. The game is sold out, a rarity in Cincinnati. The Bengals had about 58,000 fans for each of their two previous home games this season.

Cincinnati Bengals keep teams out of end zone, bothered by chunk plays

Bengals rank No. 19 in total defense, but No. 9 in points allowed thanks to their penchant for keeping teams out of the end zone. "My job is to limit points, period," he said. "That's what I get paid to do," Guenther said.

Bengals Walkthru: A.J. Green, Richard Sherman have contentious history

Looking back at the 2011 matchup between A.J. Green and Richard Sherman, plus, Sunday's broadcast team, #BBP, #BTS, Jake Fisher's note, Big Ben return date, PFF review and you can hear Jimi.

When Will the Bengals Lose?

The Bengals have gotten off to a 4-0 start, but can Cincy keep it up? The crew weighs in and reveals when the Bengals will lose.

If there were ever a time for Andy Dalton, it's now

We've seen this all before: the unblemished record, the confident postgame smile, the stories touting his development. Andy Dalton is off to the best start of his career with the Cincinnati Bengals, yet every instinct to grant him the proverbial "turned corner" is met with his history of running hot and cold.

George Iloka potentially back at Bengals practice, Adam Jones sits

The Bengals were back on the field Wednesday for the first of three pre-Seahawks practice sessions. Sitting at 4-0 and hosting the two-time defending NFC champs, Cincinnati is in as good of a spot after the first quarter of the season as they've ever been when coached by Marvin Lewis. A big reason why is health.

Behind Enemy Lines

Is this the beginning of the end of the Seattle Seahawks?

When they’re not being handed games by officials (which is weird, because that never happens in Seattle), defeating 0-4 teams because of said gifts or losing to a team that then went and received a two-touchdown drubbing in Washington, the Seattle Seahawks are uneven on offensive and solid, but not great, on defense. Which adds up to a franchise that isn’t currently living up to the high bar set by the previous three seasons.

Russell Wilson, Alex Smith competing for chance at sack record

On Monday, MDS pointed out that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has been sacked 18 times this season. On Monday night, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson caught him, with six against the Lions.

Seahawks Replay Booth: Examining Jimmy Graham's role as a blocker in the Seattle offense

"Blocking is an attitude." This is something that Hall of Famer Warren Moon said Tuesday afternoon on Danny, Dave, and Moore's show on 710 ESPN when asked about Jimmy Graham's blocking with the Seahawks. Former NFL linebacker Dave Wyman had observed that there were a few instances where Graham looked disinterested in the blocking game, and Jim Moore wondered aloud if the Seahawks should consider just using the elite tight end as a pure "receiver" in the Seattle offense.

Random Bytes

Are NFL Players Wising Up About CTE?

Recently, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University released data that showed 87 of 91 deceased former NFL players had CTE, the devastating brain disease. Forty percent of the players who tested positive were offensive or defensive linemen. The latter was the position played by longtime Steeler Brett Keisel.

Position Rankings: Quarter-season All-Pro team

Adrian Peterson is back, Josh Norman is on the rise and Aaron Rodgers is transcending greatness. At the quarter pole, Chris Wesseling rolls out his All-Pro team.

Stedman Bailey of St. Louis Rams says NFL fined him for 'nap' after touchdown

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey apparently took a costly nap after a third-quarter touchdown against Arizona last week. Bailey hauled in an 18-yard score from quarterback Nick Foles with 5:53 to go in the third quarter of the Rams' 24-22 win against the Cardinals. After the catch, he promptly dropped to the ground and pretended to go to sleep in the corner of the end zone, using the football as a pillow.

NFL Passes Resolution to Allow Scheduling of International Games Through 2025

The National Football League opened the door for further international expansion Wednesday as teams passed a resolution to increase the time frame for regular-season games to take place outside the United States, including areas outside of the United Kingdom, to 2025.

Miami Dolphins do 'Oklahoma drill' in first practice for Dan Campbell

New Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell held his first practice with the team on Wednesday. Campbell vowed to "change the culture" in Miami and said it starts on the practice field. Despite not going full pads, Wednesday’s sessions had more intensity and plenty of contact during the 30-minute portion that was open to the media. It was the highest energy level I’ve seen from the Dolphins in practice since the start of the regular season, which is needed.