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Bengals Bites (9/13): Gameday

Gameday is finally here for the Bengals as they get set to take on the Raiders.

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Week 1:  Bengals vs Raiders Gameday Stream | Cincy Jungle
The Bengals open their 2015 campaign today against the Raiders in Oakland. Keep track here for all of our previews to get set for the game along with our coverage during and after what hopes to be Cincinnati's first win of the season.

Will dirt in Oakland stadium pose problems for Bengals? | Cincinnati Enquirer
It may be the start of Cincinnati's 2015 football season on Sunday in Oakland, but the Bengals will have to think about baseball a little bit. Coliseum is also home to MLB's Athletics, and the infield dirt will be a part of the field of play.

NFL picks and predictions Bengals vs. Raiders 2015 |
Don't be surprised if the Raiders are able to protect their home turf and beat the Bengals in Week 1, but the experts like Cincinnati in this one.

Bengals roadies vs. Raiders new band |
No one knows what you’re opening up Sunday when the Bengals face the Raiders at the Coliseum. A Pandora’s Box? A hornets’ nest? A closet door or bay window?

Raiders set to unleash Mack, their 'rolling ball of butcher knives' | San Jose Mercury News
Khalil Mack, Oakland's second-year star in the making, focused on walking walk, not talking talk.

Notes: no dirt on Nugent; Logan's run |
Hard to believe that no Bengal has been in the NFL longer than kicker Mike Nugent, but in his 10 previous seasons he has yet to kick in Oakland’s Coliseum.

Steelers assistant being investigated by NFL for allegedly assaulting Pats fan | ESPN
NFL security is investigating Steelers assistant James Daniel for allegedly assaulting and verbally accosting a Patriots fan on the way to the locker room before halftime, according to sources.

Ranking all 32 starting QBs | Pro Football Focus
The guys at PFF take a stab at ranking the top 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL, but aren't giving Andy Dalton much respect in this list.

NFL breakthrough players 2015: Could Bengals lineman be in the mix? | FOX Sports
Russell Bodine gets some love in FOX's look at the potential breakout players of the 2015 NFL season.

Aldon Smith expected to play about 20 snaps Sunday |
Aldon Smith will suit up for the Oakland Raiders when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Ian Rapoport reports the team expects the pass rusher to play about 20 snaps.

Justin Gilbert travels with Browns despite road rage incident | ProFootballTalk
A road rage incident isn't keeping Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert from making the team flight to New York. Gilbert is traveling with the Browns for today's game against the Jets.

NFL clears Patriots of headset suspicion in game vs. Steelers | ESPN
The NFL says the New England Patriots had nothing to do with audio interference that rendered the Pittsburgh Steelers' coaching headsets useless during the first quarter on opening night.

Notes: Lewis not in headset debate
"Not my problem. I’ve got my own problems," Lewis said after Friday’s practice as the rest of the NFL swirled with the latest Patriots’ controversy.

Colts lead projected finish in AFC | Pro Football Focus
The Bengals are coming off of making the playoffs for their fourth straight season, and have a decent chance of making it again for a fifth straight year. PFF thinks they'll narrowly make it again this year.