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Bengal Bytes (9/28): Bengals win a wild one

A.J. reminds us all why he is so highly regarded around the league. With the Ravens falling to 0-3, the Steelers losing Roethlisberger for an extended time, and the Browns Browning it up, is the division really the Bengals' for the taking?

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Week 3: Bengals vs. Ravens highlights - NFL Videos

ICYMI Check out highlights from the 28-24 Bengals victory over the Ravens.

A.J. Green's dominating fourth quarter keeps Bengals undefeated  - ESPN

A.J. Green had one of the best fourth quarters of his career to lead the Bengals (3-0) to Sunday's victory. In addition to the go-ahead 80-yard touchdown reception he had down the seam with 6:37 remaining in the ballgame, he also caught the eventual winning pass when quarterback Andy Dalton checked into a formation just before the two-minute warning.

Like many, Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert was confused by overturn - ESPN

Tyler Eifert perfectly summed up the feelings most had Sunday afternoon when they heard his second-quarter touchdown reception against the Baltimore Ravens had been overturned. "I don't know if anybody really knows what the right call is," the Cincinnati Bengals tight end said.

With Roethlisberger Injury and 0-3 Ravens, the AFC North Is Bengals' to Lose | Bleacher Report

NFL division races aren't often settled by the end of September. It appears that as Week 3 comes to a close, the AFC North could all but be a wrap. Given what transpired across the division on Sunday, even head coach Marvin Lewis, quarterback Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals would be hard-pressed to mess this up.

Behind Enemy Lines

Ravens missed a huge opportunity - Baltimore Beatdown

The Ravens are now 0-3 for the first time in the franchise's history. A sad mark for a franchise that is pretty regularly in contention for the playoffs and even Super Bowl favorites. The Ravens fall to 0-3 after another terrible defensive performance have them slip. Yet, the loss to the Bengals and the slide into 0-3 for the first time in the franchise's history is not the worst of it.

Baltimore Ravens fall to 0-3 for first time in team history

The Baltimore Ravens fell to 0-3 for the first time in team history because the defense and cornerback Jimmy Smith couldn't contain A.J. Green for a second straight season. As a result, the Ravens lost 28-24 to the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

The Breakdown: Eisenberg's Five Thoughts vs. Bengals

When the Ravens lost their season opener in Denver, I thought they had lost a winnable game against a fellow playoff contender. When they lost in Oakland to fall to 0-2, I still thought they were a good team, just off to a bad start. Now that they're 0-3 for the first time after losing their home opener, it's officially time to reassess.

Random Bytes

Ben Roethlisberger out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain | ProFootballTalk

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss time with a knee injury, but he won't miss as much time as some in Pittsburgh feared. Roethlisberger was diagnosed with an MCL sprain and bone bruise but no damage to his ACL.

Julio Jones Looks Like Strong NFL MVP Candidate Through Week 3 | Bleacher Report

Three games, three superlative performances from Julio Jones, three wins. With Sunday's effort, the Atlanta Falcons superstar has staked his claim on not only being the best wide receiver in today's NFL, but also on the NFL's Most Valuable Player.

NFL Week 3 game balls: Darren Sproles, Devonta Freeman, Latavius Murray among Sunday's stars

Each week NFL Nation team reporters award a game ball to a player, coach or unit. Here are the game balls for Week 3. Including a pair of receivers from the Bengals win over Baltimore.