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Bengals Bytes (11/1): All about the journey

Behind the scenes of the Bengals’ trip to London. The Browns made a huge trade. Mike Zimmer’s Vikings lost their second straight game.

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NFL: International Series-Great Britain Views Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Bengals Podcast: All the way to the UK for a lousy tie. How will it impact playoff chances?

WCPO sports anchors Ken Broo and John Popovich discuss how the Bengals' tie will affect their season. Andy Dalton talks about the team's missed opportunities. Plus, Cincy Jungle's Rebecca Toback and Bengals UK fan club member Michael Smith join the show.

Notes: Peko's 500th tackle

It wasn’t a rambunctious flight home. At the end of shoe-horning four days, three time changes, 8,000 miles, and five quarters into a 27-27 stalemate, the Bengals were a bit exhausted and reflective heading back to the States as Sunday bled into Monday. But a career milestone didn’t go unnoticed as teammates quietly congratulated Domata Peko on his 500th tackle. That’s the way it goes when you’ve been a nose tackle for 11 seasons in the NFL. Under the radar is a way of life.

Former Bengals Impressed by Fan Support in London

The streets of London were filled with orange and black this past weekend. From Buckingham Palace to Tower of London to the London Eye, Bengals fans were out in full force. One place in particular served as the hub for all Bengals fans as they flocked to The Admiralty in Trafalgar Square to drink beer, eat fish and chips and sing the Bengals fight song.

Happy Halloween from the Cincinnati Bengals

Happy Halloween from the Cincinnati Bengals! The Ben-Gals celebrated with a visit to the Dent School House haunted attraction. See the video and photos from their visit below!

Overtime doesn't ground Bengals on trip home

In the tumultuous final minutes of the fourth quarter, and then through an entire 15-minute overtime session at Wembley Stadium the one man whose job it was to keep the Cincinnati Bengals on time, on schedule, sweated not. The breaths are easier when the plane home can’t leave without you, but it would seem nothing could throw a bigger wrench into the carefully laid plans than the first overtime game (and tie) in International Series history.

AFC North Bytes

Ryan Mink Talks Ravens Returning From The Bye Week

Ryan started off by talking about the Ravens losing so many close games and whether or not he’s frustrated saying, “yeah, I think it’s frustrating in one aspect but it gives you a little more hope that they can turn things around…they’re in every single game they could be 0-7 but they could easily be 7-0.”

Marcus Gilbert Responds to Cam Newton's Comments Regarding Safety, Late Hits

Cam Newton doesn't "feel safe" in the pocket, but don't expect opposing players to feel sorry for the Carolina Panthers quarterback. Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert called out the 2015 MVP, arguing his teammate, Ben Roethlisberger, has faced the same hits but doesn't complain. Gilbert said Monday, per Jeremy Fowler of

Patriots' Trade of Jamie Collins Is as Risky as It Is Bizarre

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick views his players as commodities. That can often create an icy-cold vibe around everything that goes in Foxborough, Massachusetts, but in principle, he's not wrong. In the salary-cap era, getting max value for each dollar is critically important, as is reeling in the best return for a player on an expiring contract if you don't intend to re-sign him.

Random Bytes

NFL’s position on Cam Newton: 11 quarterbacks have more missed roughing calls since 2013

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is right: Officials sometimes miss roughing the passer calls. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton also is incorrect: They don't miss more roughing the passer calls for him than they do for other quarterbacks.

Washington's PR handler shoved a German reporter trying to interview their kicker

a German reporter wanted to know from Washington’s Dustin Hopkins why his field goal attempt failed. That is, until PR handler Tony Wyllie ran in and shut down the interview on camera:

Vikings vs. Bears: Score and Twitter Reaction for Monday Night Football

Jordan Howard, Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears defense combined to give the Minnesota Vikings an unexpected Halloween fright during a 20-10 upset victory at Soldier Field on Monday night

Insider Buzz: Increasingly Likely Cowboys Stick with Dak in the Long Term

Who did Cowboys owner Jerry Jones say will start this week at quarterback against Cleveland? Did one team source say it's increasingly likely Dak Prescott will keep the job over veteran Tony Romo for the season? If Prescott plays well in the team's December 1 game against Minnesota, would he keep the job for good?

Andre Johnson retires after 14 seasons in NFL

Less than a week after Arian Foster waved farewell to the NFL, another former Texans luminary is calling it quits. Wide receiver Andre Johnson informed the Titans of his plans to retire Monday, the team announced. Currently in Tennessee, the 35-year-old Johnson spent last season with the Colts after 12 sensational campaigns with the Texans, who made him the third overall pick of the 2003 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami.