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Bengals notes: Hill remains starter at RB, Whitworth talks extension

Hue Jackson reaffirms Jeremy Hill's status as the starting running back, Andrew Whitworth speaks on his contract extension and George Iloka reveals why he missed the end of the Sunday's game.

Bengals best, worst from Sunday

Coming to you live from beautiful Gate E26 at my layover in Charlotte, here's my high five and low five from Sunday's Bengals win at Baltimore.

A hot start for the Cincinnati Bengals feels different from previous ones

Bengals fans can be skeptical about the team's good start given that every season seems to end the same way. But John Clayton thinks this 2015 start is different -- and that's a good thing.

Jeremy Hill senses better days ahead for him, Bengals' rushers

His second season has gotten off to a rough start, but Jeremy Hill is confident he can turn it around. Hill knows his play from the first three games this season has been largely uninspiring. He doesn't need to consult his fantasy football roster to see that.

NFL Week 3 Winners and Losers: A.J. Green Goes Supernova, Philbin’s Phins Continue to Flounder "

Cincinnati deserves plenty of credit for being 3-0, but the Bengals’ success has also come with some serious misfortune befalling the teams around them. Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs is already out for the year, and the same week Pittsburgh got back Le’Veon Bell, it lost Ben Roethlisberger to an MCL sprain. He may return for most of the second half of the season, but Pittsburgh is still looking at a month of Michael Vick. And if Roethlisberger hits the longer end of the four-to-six-week diagnosis, he’ll miss the Week 9 game against the Bengals.

Report Card: Grading the Bengals’ wild win

The Cincinnati Bengals pulled off one of their wildest victories in recent memory Sunday in Baltimore, but they only had themselves to blame for getting into the position where they needed two go-ahead scores in the final seven minutes.

In responding to first deficit, 'new' Cincinnati Bengals feel special

Last year, when the Bengals got down, they were often knocked out. Sunday, they answered a turnover with a touchdown and held on to beat the Ravens.

Monday Musings: The Bengals are for real, the Dolphins are a joke

A thrilling comeback win in Baltimore proves these aren't the same Bengals. But the Dolphins? Still the same disappointing team -- which is bad news for Joe Philbin.

Peter King's Monday Morning QB, Week 3 | The MMQB with Peter King

The games were mostly a snooze but we still learned plenty on the third Sunday of the season. Here's why a trio of surprise teams are 3-0, the AFC North might be all but over and the U-word whispers have begun in New England. Plus weekly awards, Monday night preview and 10 things I think

Bengals have to like current situation, future prospects

It's a long way to January, and after four straight exits in the Wildcard round, the Bengals can't judge a season as successful until they win at least one playoff game.

Andy Dalton Wins Me Over A Little Bit More

Against the Ravens, Andy Dalton won me over a little bit more. Oh, he had help. Namely from a player who won me over years ago. AJ Green had arguably his best day as a pro in Baltimore. Other receivers - namely on the eventual game-winning drive that ended with AJ's abusing the Ravens' secondary again - had key contributions. And any win on the road against a division rival has plenty of heroes worth mentioning.

What they are saying: Bengals-Ravens | Lance McAlister on 700WLW

Reaction to the Bengals around the country from Peter King, John Clayton, Marc Wesller, Zac Jackson, Yahoo Sports, USA Today and more.

Notes: Marv Jones latest X-Factor; Candid Iloka makes tough call, but 'on to KC'; NFL on Eifert call

Re-introduce yourself to the Bengals’ latest X-Factor because they’ve got a lot of them on offense. Since 2013, here are Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton’s numbers when wide receiver Marvin Jones is paired opposite Pro Bowler A.J Green: A 62.6 completion percentage at 7.6 yards per attempts for 41 TDs and 21 picks and a passer rating of 93.2. That’s compared to career numbers of 61.8 percent, 7.1 yards per attempts and an 86.7 rating. And in games they combine for a TD since 2013, like they did in Sunday’s 28-24 victory in Baltimore, the Bengals are 8-1.

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A Tale of Four Quarterbacks: Your Week 3 NFL Wrap "

After talking about the league’s 0-2 teams on Friday, this seems like a good time to switch gears and get to the teams atop the NFL. There are six 3-0 teams in the NFL right now, and with all due respect to the teams that have clawed their way to an undefeated record after three games, two of those six teams stand out from the rest.

New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft -- 'Too bad' Baltimore Ravens winless

In Sunday's pregame interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft sounded like someone who is enjoying the Ravens' rough start.