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Bengal Bytes (9/21): Hill's still a star

A recap of the Bengals' victory over the Chargers. How the defense deserves a lot more credit than it is getting. Why we could be celebrating a Bengals' win next week. And how has the new PAT already made an impact on this young NFL season.

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Chargers vs. Bengals broadcast highlights - NFL Videos

Here are the highlights for the Bengals win over the Chargers. A common theme is Brandon Flowers, the San Diego CB, getting beat for a TD by whichever Bengals receiver he was covering. Also how the Chargers made history on Sunday.

Bengals move to 2-0 behind Dalton and defense - Local 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati

Take a look back at all the critical turning points from the Bengals win. Including how the defense let Jeremy Hill off the hook. Also just how good was Dalton in the first half? (SPOILER: He was really really good.)

Bengals 5th Quarter: Game balls; good; bad; stats of note; more - Local 12 WKRC-TV Cincinnati

Check out how dominant the Bengals have been in first halves so far this season. What did Jeremy Hill have to say about Gio Bernard's huge game, and his mindset being benched after his second fumble? Also a stat that shows just how good the offensive line has been through two games.

Bengals defeat Chargers 24-19

Enquirer Bengals writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski break down the team's Week 2 win over San Diego. How Geno Atkins' success elevated everyone on the defense, and how the Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard's dynamic could play out going forward.

Cincinnati Bengals' defense shows it can save its offense in win ESPN

The most underrated story from the Bengals win is how their defense didn't allow the Chargers to take advantage of any of the offense's miscues. They also made the Chargers earn all of their third down conversions. Finally they sealed the game with a late interception off a very clutch Phillip Rivers.

Who's Up Next?

Baltimore Ravens defense has ugly start to new era against Raiders

The Ravens looked confused and frustrated in allowing the Raiders to score on seven of their 10 drives in a 37-33 loss. A game where Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, and Michael Crabtree carved up the Ravens' defense is a good sign for a Bengals' passing attack that has rolled through the first two weeks of the season.

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Tony Romo of Dallas Cowboys suffers fractured left clavicle against Philadelphia Eagles

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a fractured left collarbone in their win against the Eagles. While it is unfortunate for Romo and the Cowboys, the bright side is we'll all be treated to the Brandon Weeden show once again!

Nine missed extra points in 30 games? Run for cover!

We're not even through two weeks of the 2015 season, but already more extra-point attempts have failed than in all of 2014. If this is already happening during the early, fair weather games, imagine what's going to happen once Mother Nature comes around in the winter time. Will teams adjust their PAT strategy? One AFC North team already is.