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Bengals Bytes (10/15): What happens in Vegas

The Bengals versatility will be tested against the Patriots. The Ravens did a cool thing. The Raiders will probably have a new home in Nevada soon.

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By The Numbers Game Preview: Week 6

Everybody usually makes the New England injury report as questionable, but they aren’t expected to miss any key players. Starting TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), was limited Wednesday and Thursday and missed Friday with an illness. Starting TE Martellus Bennett (ankle), RB LeGarrette Blount (hip), starting WR Julian Edelman (foot) were limited all week and starting LB Jamie Collins (hip) was limited Thursday and Friday. Backup RB and special teams ace Brandon Bolden (knee) surfaced Friday on the report and went limited.

Matchup of the Game: Pats test Bengals' versatility

The svelte 6-3, 251-pound Dansby has the Patriots to thank for help keeping him in the league back when he played for the Dolphins from 2010-2012. As they are inclined to do on either side of the ball the Pats shook everything up for one game and spread the field with five receivers back when Aaron Hernandez played tight end. “They were running something totally different,” Dansby recalled this week. “Two-yard stick routes with Hernandez. I remember that like it was yesterday. At that time I was 270 trying to play in that game and I got on a diet after that game ASAP. I’ve been lighter ever since.

Bengals-Patriots: 3 keys for Cincy to surprise

Taking a look at three keys to the game and predictions from Enquirer Bengals beat writers as Cincinnati travels to play New England at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Bengals look to bounce back

The Bengals have been as good as almost every NFL team at rebounding from a loss in recent years, but rarely been asked to ascend from such a demoralizing defeat or faced such an improbable task.

Walkthru: Can Bengals start fast in New England?

Two old Bengals teammates reconnect, three current teammates attend the Trump rally and the team heads to the birthplace of Dunkin' Donuts.

AFC North Bytes

5 things: With foundation laid, Hue Jackson says win would 'validate everything'​

After placing starting left guard Joel Bitonio on injured reserve Friday, the shorthanded Browns have no choice but to move forward. Jackson made as much clear in his final press conference before the team travels to Tennessee in search of its first win of the season.

5-year-old Jack Kirkbride came to Ravens practice and scored his first touchdown

The Ravens had a new player at practice today, but he was a little bit smaller than everybody else. Five-year-old Jack Kirkbride joined the team Friday to run in a touchdown, dodging several tackles along the way.

Why the Steelers Won't Suffer a Let Down vs. the Dolphins in Week 6

Fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers know all too well what a let down game looks like. It has happened more times than anyone wants to remember under Mike Tomlin. So, when will this trend come to a stop? Jeff Hartman of BehindtheSteelCurtain.com explain why this Week 6 game isn't going to be a let down game, but also the beginning of the end for such a wicked trend which has plagued the Steelers for so long.

Random Bytes

'Gunslinger' Excerpt: No Love Lost

In this excerpt from Jeff Pearlman's upcoming release, GUNSLINGER: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre, the story picks up as the legendary Packers quarterback has finished a disappointing 10-6 regular season and a Wild Card Game loss to the division-rival Minnesota Vikings. Green Bay has the 24th overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, but Favre isn't quite ready to welcome their first-round selection, a quarterback from Cal, to the team.

Jim Nantz Heard Criticizing National Anthem Protests on Thursday Night Football

Previously unreleased audio from the Sept. 29 Thursday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals hit the internet Thursday, in which CBS announcer Jim Nantz expressed displeasure with national anthem protests.

Stadium deal passes, Raiders move to Vegas looks more likely

Nevada took a giant step closer to becoming home of the Raider Nation on Friday, after state lawmakers narrowly approved a hotel tax increase that would put $750 million in public money toward an NFL stadium partly funded by billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson.

‘An Open Mic on Life’

Does Donald Trump really know what locker room talk is? You're no doubt aware of footage of the Republican presidential candidate bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent. “When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything,” Trump says before delivering a now infamously vulgar line: “Grab them by the p---y. You can do anything.”

Cam Newton listed as questionable for Panthers

The Carolina Panthers might get a much-needed boost in their lineup Sunday. Quarterback Cam Newton (concussion) is questionable to play against the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Friday. Newton missed Carolina's Week 5 loss to Tampa Bay after sustaining the concussion in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.