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The Bengals are finally getting some power ranking love. Harbaugh recognizes the challenge his Ravens will have to face Sunday, and more headlines from around the NFL.

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Inside rush brings the heat for Bengals

Inside rush brings the heat for Bengals, and why Kirkpatrick is cautious going into this week's game.

The AP Pro32 | Head to Head

The AP Pro32 is determined by a simple points system based on how each voter ranks the NFL's 32 teams. A team receives 32 points for each first place vote, 31 for second place and so on through to the 32nd team, which receives one point. The rankings are set by listing the teams' point totals from highest to lowest. The mathematical formula is the same as the one used for the AP Top 25 rankings for college football, men's basketball and women's basketball.

Fisher has always been eligible

Tim Wooer couldn’t get the Bengals-Chargers game up in Traverse City, Mich., Sunday. So he went out in the woods to cut some wood and before he knew it, his phone blew up like Jake Fisher did in the Big North Conference championship game against Petoskey.

Bengals Weekend Forecast: First look at Ravens game

For the second year in a row and third time in the last four seasons, the Cincinnati Bengals will be the opponent for the Baltimore Ravens’ home opener.

Bengals notes: Coaches react to Hill's fumbles

"I'm just going to go back to the drawing board and keep working," Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill said following his truncated appearance Sunday against San Diego, the result of two fumbles. "It's all I can do."

Cincinnati Bengals Week 3 Stock Report | Bleacher Report

Cincinnati Bengals news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

Behind Enemy Lines

Ravens' John Harbaugh calls Bengals 'most talented team in the league' - Baltimore Ravens Blog - ESPN

The coach was complimentary of his team's opponent Sunday as the Ravens try to avoid an 0-3 start.

5 Adjustments Baltimore Ravens Must Make in Week 2 Matchup with Bengals | Bleacher Report

Baltimore Ravens news, rumors, scores, schedules, predictions, picks against the spread, free agent updates, power rankings, mock drafts and more

With tough schedule ahead, Ravens' season could come unraveled by Oct. 1 - Baltimore Sun

Maybe it should be some consolation that the difference between the Ravens being 2-0 instead of 0-2 can be traced to one key play in the season-opener against the Denver Broncos and one near-miss in Sunday's galling last-minute loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Baltimore Ravens looking to avoid 0-3 start

The Ravens are the only NFL team to never start a season 0-3, and hope to stay that way with a win over the Bengals on Sunday.

Random Bytes

Rick Gosselin's NFL rankings: How far below the Falcons are the 2-0 Cowboys? | Dallas Morning News

1. Green Bay. The Packers are 2-0 and play three of their next four games at home, where they have not lost since December 2013.

Browns announce McCown will start | ProFootballTalk

Johnny Manziel won't be getting a chance to win his second straight game. At least not from the outset. The Browns have announced that quarterback Josh McCown has been cleared to play after suffering a concussion 10 days ago. The Browns also have announced that McCown will start.

What Kam Chancellor's return means for Seattle Seahawks

Seattle's defense has not been the same without Kam Chancellor, and neither has its leadership. The safety's return should alter things for the better.

Gurley not on Rams’ injury report | ProFootballTalk

Whether it's a guessing game or simply a waiting game, there's fodder for those who believe this is the week for Todd Gurley's NFL debut. Gurley was not listed on the Rams' injury report Wednesday.