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Bengals Bytes (10/2): Marathon of football

The Bengals look to keep their success going intl October. Terrelle Pryor calls out one of the best corners in the league. Enjoy some football with your cereal this morning!

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Bengals look to transition into hot October

The Bengals are 2-2 at the quarter pole for the first time in three years and with his team home for their mini bye weekend after Thursday night’s 22-7 victory over Miami at Paul Brown Stadium, head coach Marvin Lewis reflected Friday on some aspects of the September just past. After the game Lewis challenged his team “to win October,” and if they do then their revamped pass offense and third-down defense, along with a new-look special teams, has to continue to gel like they showed against the Dolphins

AFC North Bytes

Ravens cornerbacks facing toughest challenge yet

The Raider receivers present the biggest test of the Ravens secondary’s season so far. Jimmy Smith has performed reasonably, but Shareece Wright has found himself exposed by sudden receivers when left one-on-one.

Browns' Terrelle Pryor on Redskins' Josh Norman: 'I'm 6-5, 230; not worried about no corner talking about me'

Hue Jackson describes Terrelle Pryor as a "hothead'' like himself, and Pryor admitted he's "feisty and combative'' on the field. But he's determined not to let trash-talking Redskins cornerback Josh Norman get in his head Sunday at FedEx Field.

Gene Collier: Shaky Steelers defense now faces a winner in Chiefs' Smith

There wasn’t exactly a shortfall of pressing issues around Steelers hindquarters this week, but even with acute concerns on offense, defense and special teams, or, if you prefer, everywhere, somebody had to notice the curiosity I’m calling the Passer Rating Seesaw. You heard me.

Random Bytes

Week 4 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings

The FOX Sports fantasy football department will publish weekly fantasy football rankings for Week 4 and beyond every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday night around midnight (EST) during the NFL season. Our weekly rankings are based on that week's matchup and not a rest-of-the-season ranking. Links for each positional weekly ranking can be found below or you can visit the FOX Sports fantasy homepage for more news and analysis.

Glenn Gronkowski to Patriots

The New England Patriots announced they have signed fullback Glenn Gronkowski—the brother of tight end Rob Gronkowski—to their practice squad Saturday.

Andrew Luck of Indianapolis Colts has no major problems with right shoulder, according to owner Jim Irsay

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was adamant Saturday that quarterback Andrew Luck does not have any major problems with his right shoulder.

Week 4 Cheat Sheet

Kevin Patra serves as your guide to Week 4, with the updates on every team's injury reports, weather expectations and this weekend's matchups.

New England Patriots won't choose between Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett until Sunday warmups

The New England Patriots do not expect to know whether quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett will start Sunday against the Buffalo Bills until pregame warmups, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium is set for 1 p.m. ET.