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Bengals Bites (8/30): Ready for Regular Season

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After getting embarrassed against the Bucs on Monday, the Bengals bounced back in a big way with their beatdown of the Bears.

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Jones' gesture lifts McCarron; Whit pronounces Bengals ready - Bengals.com
The Bengals went from looking like a mess vs the Bucs to looking like a team ready for the regular season in a span of six days. Monday's debacle at Tampa Bay looks more like a fluke after how Cincinnati whipped up on Chicago Saturday night, especially when the starters were in the game.

Dalton leaves with sore neck as Bengals beat Bears - Yahoo
The Bengals got a minor scare when Andy Dalton left the game with a neck injury after just one drive of work, but it doesn't look as though this was just the team being precautions with their franchise QB.

Andy Dalton, AJ McCarron share honors for Bengals' best player - ESPN
Bengals quarterbacks combined to complete their first 14 passes, including a 6-for-6 effort from Andy Dalton on the first drive before a neck injury forced him from the game. There was no drop off with AJ McCarron in the game as he led the starting offense on two touchdown drives to helped pace the Bengals to a 21-10 win.

Bengals vs Bears postgame quotes - Bengals.com
"Coach (Marvin Lewis) made a big emphasis this week to start fast," Domata Peko said. "We went out there and shut them down for the first half. My hat
is off to the defense. There’s plenty of room to improve, so we’ll look at the tape and get ready for the Indianapolis Colts."

Bush league tackle sparks brawl between Ravens and Washington - SB Nation
The Ravens and Redskins had themselves an old-fashioned wrestling match during their Week 3 preseason game Saturday night. It started with Keenan Robinson pile driving Kamar Aiken into the ground, and it all went downhill from there before Steve Smith Sr. ended up being ejected. At one point, John Harbaugh was seen ripping into Jay Gruden. It was awesome.

Michael Vick, Martavis Bryant shine as Steelers fall to Bills - NFL.com
The Steelers won't have Martavis Bryant for the first four games of 2015, and they'll clearly be missing an offensive force while he's out. In one half of work against the Bills, Bryant caught three passes for 138 yards and drew a 35-yard pass interference penalty. One of his catches was a 62-yard dime from backup QB Michael Vick, who just signed with Pittsburgh this week.