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One site includes the Bengals on the bad end of a bold prediction. The Bengals extend A.J. Green, but not others.

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Four bold predictions for NFL Week 1 | The Sports Daily
Last season, Khalil Mack had just four sacks as a rookie for the Oakland Raiders. He’s hoping to have a much bigger total in 2015 and can get 75 percent to his rookie total in one game if this prediction comes true. If preseason is a guide for anything, it’s that Mack has improved his pass-rush skills to the point that he’s going to give opposing offenses fits. Add linebacker Aldon Smith to the current rotation of Justin Tuck, Dan Williams, Justin Ellis and rookie Mario Edwards Jr. and it’s going to be tough for opposing offenses to focus solely on stopping one guy.

Bengals do not reach extensions with Iloka, others
The Cincinnati Bengals entered the season with a significant number of core players seeking contract extensions, and the club targeted a handful (along with wide receiver A.J. Green) for them -- but safety George Iloka, guard Kevin Zeitler, cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and wide receiver Marvin Jones will not be players that receive one.

NFL Week 1 picks: Scores for Packers-Bears, Giants-Cowboys, more - NFL - SI.com

Path to the Bengals: Chris Lewis-Harris
Named first team All-State in Georgia’s largest competitive football division (AAAAA). Also on that Georgia All-State team was current Bengals starting guard Clint Boling (Chattahoochee).

Cincinnati Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones rewards peewee players for hard work - Story
For 47 years, coaches with the Western AA Warriors have built trust, teamwork and peewee football players.

Walkthrough: Learning more about Marvin Lewis

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Autumn wind brings back a familiar Hue

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