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Bengal Bytes (11/7): Tone-deaf

Tyler Eifert remains the talk of the internet after his big performance in primetime. The Browns' coverage seems split on whether Johnny Manziel is the quarterback of the future. The Cowboys and Jerry Jones lose a lot of respect in the handling of Greg Hardy.

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What we learned: Bengals continue to break from past
On Thursday, Johnny Manziel showed flashes of the talent that made him a college star, but the Browns quarterback hardly impressed during the team's loss to the Bengals.

Tyler Eifert up, punt team down in Cincinnati Bengals' win
A look at the Cincinnati Bengals players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Thursday's 31-10 win against the Cleveland Browns.

NFL fines George Iloka $23,152 for hit on Heath Miller
Bengals defensive back George Iloka’s paycheck is lighter this week. The NFL fined Iloka $23,152 for unnecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers tight end Heath Miller on Sunday.

Andy Dalton's prime-time past is ancient history, say Bengals teammate
Marvin Jones firmly stated that he spent absolutely zero seconds this week thinking about the prime-time struggles his team and its quarterback have had at times the past four years. Why didn't he?

Vontaze Burfict Asked to Apologize to Cameraman by Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict isn't just dishing out punishing hits within the 100 yards of a football field. During Thursday night's win over the Cleveland Browns, Burfict knocked down a video camera in the back of the end zone, injuring the cameraman.

Make room, Rob Gronkowski, Tyler Eifert is on the tight end scene, too
While Rex Ryan considers Rob Gronkowski to be King Kong, Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill has another alliterative nickname for his pass-catching teammate who has shot up the tight end charts this season. Meet Tyler Eifert, the "matchup monster."

11-6 Marvin Lewis press conference transcript
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis held a press conference on Friday to recap Thursday night's 31-10 win over the Cleveland Browns and an update on linebacker Vontaze Burfict being asked to reach out to the camera operator he injured during the game and here is the transcript.

Why aren't the Browns more like the Bengals?
The Cleveland Browns have a much better all-time record than the Cincinnati Bengals and more historical success, but none recently. The championships for the Browns all came more than 50 years ago and the team has just three winning seasons since 1989, while the Bengals are looking for a fifth consecutive season over .500.

Jim Borgman recalls origin of Bengals' 'NEXT ...'
We recently asked Bengals fan and former Enquirer cartoonist Jim Borgman about the origin of his famous "NEXT ..." cartoon. Here was his response: I'm trying to remember anything at all about the creation of the "NEXT…" cartoon. Of course, at the time it was just in a day's work and I didn't know it would have the impact it ultimately did on our readers. As I recall, it was one of those rare days when I looked down at my blank sheet of paper on my drawing board and saw the cartoon fully formed.

Behind Enemy Lines

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine says the team doesn't want Johnny Manziel to be pure pocket passer
The Cleveland Browns do not want to harness Johnny Manziel into being a pure pocket passer. Coach Mike Pettine said his halftime remark Thursday night that Manziel needed to "settle down" came from the fact that Manziel missed some reads in the first half.

Johnny Manziel's second-half struggles shouldn't send him to bench
Eerily familiar. That's the way Johnny Manziel described his second half of Thursday night's 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cleveland Browns quarterback started the night by telling the NFL Network that this game couldn't be as bad as last year's in Cincinnati, when he threw for 80 yards in a 30-0 loss.

Insider Buzz: Bengals Believe Manziel's Ceiling Is Limited
With Johnny Manziel's recent impressive game play in the first half of the Cleveland Browns' last game, many were shocked at the complete disaster that was the second half.  What caused this second-half disaster? Why do the Cincinnati Bengals doubt Manziel's capabilities?

Random Bytes

Greg Hardy Assault-Allegation Details Revealed by Deadspin Report
One day after domestic violence-related charges were expunged from the record of Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, Deadspin released a report regarding the events that led to those charges.

2016 NFL Draft Scouting Notebook for Week 9
In my five years at Bleacher Report, I've never had readers ask for a scouting report on a player like they have over the last month for Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch. You guys asked (a lot), so this week I'm delivering—finally—with an introductory scouting report on the hottest name in the 2016 draft class.

Former NFL WR takes to streets with sign begging for job
Anderson believes he deserves a second chance as an NFL wide receiver. Since desperate times call for desperate measures, Anderson, who looks to be in great shape, stood outside the Texans' NRG Stadium on Friday with a cardboard sign