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Bengals Bytes (10/20): Night at the Spa

Carlos Dunlap took out breast cancer survivors for an evening at the spa. Another AFC North quarterback shows up on the injury report. Derrick Rose was found not liable in his rape case, but the post trial events were handled poorly.

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Stomp video adds to Burfict suspension concerns

Hours after Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis addressed linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s hit on New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett on Monday afternoon as nothing more than a poor read on a Tom Brady pump fake, ESPN reporter Mike Reiss, who covers the Patriots, tweeted a video he received from the National Football League appearing to show Burfict making a stomping motion with his left leg on the back of Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount’s leg following Blount's 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter on Sunday.

Carlos Dunlap Foundation - Breast Cancer Survivor Spa Evening

Carlos Dunlap Foundation honored a group of breast cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment with a spa evening.

Lewis, Dalton News Conference Transcripts 10/19

The Browns come in here a much better football team than where their record stands right now. They’ve continued to progress. Their quarterback (Cody Kessler) has done a really good job. He hasn’t been careless with the football. They’ve been able to move the football. Until two weeks ago, they were leading the league in rushing. That’s been a big part of the changes and the things they had to do at quarterback, where they were hanging their hat making sure they could run the football.

Notes: Bengals balk at Tezian narrative; Tez, Eifert limited; Browns sold out; On the run?

If Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is tired of opening up his wallet to the NFL office, the Bengals are just as tired of the narrative that has been wrapped around their logo since last season’s Wild Card Game. Head coach Marvin Lewis admitted Wednesday he’s “tired,” of talking about Burfict and what he does and doesn’t do on tape and insisted his player didn’t deserve the $75,000 fine levied by the NFL for apparently stomping Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount after his one-yard touchdown run capped a frustrating Sunday in Foxboro, Mass.

Bengals Announce Partnership with Uber

It will now be easier than ever for Bengals fans to plan their game day transportation in advance and get to and from Paul Brown Stadium by requesting a ride through the Uber app. The partnership includes a designated Uber pickup and drop-off location during game days on Second St. W between Elm St. and Race St.

Burfict fined $75K; Lewis says LB did nothing wrong

Marvin Lewis made his stance clear. He believes Vontaze Burfict did nothing wrong Sunday against New England. The NFL disagreed. The league levied a $75K fine against the Bengals’ maligned linebacker on Wednesday to prove their point.

Bengals notes: Eifert returns, Pryor grows, defense regroups

When Terrelle Pryor spent the 2015 offseason with the Cincinnati Bengals, he wanted to play quarterback. Though many coaches suggested a transition to wide receiver, the Ohio State product wasn’t ready to give up on his signal-caller ambition.

Bengals look to get after Browns' battered front

The last time the Cincinnati Bengals suited up in Paul Brown Stadium, the defensive line lived in the Miami Dolphins backfield, sacking Ryan Tannehill five times and hitting him nine times. It was the most dominant singular performance of the year in that regard for the Bengals’ front four, which they hope they can repeat this Sunday when the winless Cleveland Browns come to town.

Walkthru: Do the Bengals have an official issue?

You know the Cincinnati Bengals have to be a bit frustrated when A.J. Green, of all people, voices his displeasure with some lack of flags thrown in his favor – like he did a week Sunday in New England. On Beyond The Stripes last night, left tackle Andrew Whitworth said calls eventually even out through the course of a year – the implication being that through six games the ledger is a little thicker on the other side.

Bengals' Vontaze Burfict leaves practice early, Tyler Eifert returns

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict left Wednesday's practice on a cart for precautionary reasons after injuring his ankle during the closed portion of practice. According to Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, the injury is not believed to be serious.

Why Andy Dalton's QBR was better than Tom Brady's

A cursory look at the Week 6 QBR leaderboard reveals a name that might stick out as being out of place: Andy Dalton. Not only did Dalton (21-of-31 passing, 254 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT) have the second- highest Total QBR of the week (89.8), but he also ranked higher than Tom Brady (78.2, eighth). How did this happen when Brady (29-of-35 passing, 376 yards, 3 TD, 0 INT) and the Patriots had what looked like a convincing 35-17 victory over Dalton and the Bengals? Let's take a closer look

AFC North Bytes

Marvin Lewis wanted Hue Jackson to succeed him as head coach of Cincinnati Bengals

Marvin Lewis wanted his previous offensive coordinator Hue Jackson to stay with the Cincinnati Bengals to eventually take over as head coach, Lewis said Wednesday.

Steelers concerned about run defense as much as QB

Backup quarterback Landry Jones delivered a message to his Steelers teammates Wednesday morning. What did the usually quiet Jones say?

Joe Flacco says shoulder injury is 'nothing to worry about'

Quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a sore throwing shoulder and there’s no guarantees he’ll be able to play Sunday as the Ravens attempt to break a three-game losing streak against the New York Jets. Flacco sat out practice Wednesday, two days after he had an MRI on his right shoulder.

Random Bytes

Josh Brown admitted to physically and emotionally abusing his wife

Giants kicker Josh Brown admitted to physically and emotionally abusing his wife and called himself a sex-addicted "deviant" who viewed himself as "God" and his wife as "my slave", according to entries in his own journals, emails to his wife, and a letter he wrote to friends, which were obtained by SNY.

Derrick Rose Found Not Liable In Civil Rape Trial [Updating]

Knicks guard Derrick Rose was found not liable on all counts today in the civil suit accusing him and two friends of gang-raping a woman in 2013. Rose’s two friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton, were cleared on all counts as well.

10 worst players from NFL Week 6

Any time you allow a perfect passer rating into your coverage, things did not go well in the game. Dansby was targeted five times and allowed a catch on every occasion, surrendering 95 yards and two touchdowns in Cincinnati’s loss to New England, and adding a pair of missed tackles to his stat sheet for the day. Thankfully for the Bengals, he was only covering Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for one target (and it went for 32 yards), or who knows how bad the numbers could have been.

ESPN's Kornheiser, Wilbon Sign Multiyear Deals To Remain "PTI" Hosts

Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have signed multiyear extensions with ESPN to keep the two former newspaper columnists as hosts of "PTI." As part of their contracts, the two will continue to contribute to other ESPN platforms. ESPN is expected to make a formal announcement on the news.

The only 8 teams that can win the Super Bowl, ranked

The NFL season is flying by as we’ve already seen Week 6 come and go in the blink of an eye. Even though there is still plenty of time for those fringe teams to turn their seasons around, a handful of squads have emerged as frontrunners to win the Super Bowl. Of course, this is the NFL where injuries happen, teams go through slumps and Aaron Rodgers plays like the league’s worst quarterback for a year, but if you are looking for a Super Bowl champion it's pretty clear you can limit your search to a select group.