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Bengals Bytes (11/2): Untied

Should the NFL get rid of ties? The Ravens still have a lofty goal. Every team’s best trade ever.

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NFL: International Series-Washington Redskins at Cincinnati Bengals Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

What We Learned: Redskins depth, overtime changes

The "Good Morning Football" crew discuss what they learned in Week 8; the Redskins have depth and playmakers on offense and the overtime procedures need some changes.

Doc's TML: No more NFL ties

Washington and Cincinnati tied. So what? It was an excellent game between two teams that have a lot of really good players and were operating out of at least some sense of desperation. We complain about blowouts, but a tie is literally the closest possible game, and yet something is wrong with this as an outcome? Are we that obsessed with winning and losing?

Lewis News Conference Transcript 11/1

We had a lot of opportunities to win the football game. For our guys and the organization, we had a lot of investment in it. For everybody that put the trip together as smooth and seamless as it was, it was regretful that we didn’t win the football game. We had a lot of different opportunities in different ways. You have to take real advantage of that in all three phases. We have to move ahead and learn from it, but we had opportunities. We have to get it done

Defense uses bye to ponder personnel changes

With the Bengals at 3-4-1, it appears this won’t be a bye of inertia at Paul Brown Stadium. After a month his defense gave up an average of 439 yards and is on a pace to allow 4,000 passing yards for the first time in 21 years and for just the second time ever, Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther headed into the bye week Tuesday saying he’s considering shaking up a lineup that hasn’t produced like in recent seasons.

Fantasy Recap: Week 8

What would a week in the NFL be without some kind of injury that forces fantasy owners to rush to the waiver wire and try to be the first to grab their weekly prize? This week owners will be dropping Jacquizz Rodgers, Knile Davis, and Michael Floyd, while adding J.J. Nelson, Jordan Howard (I was wrong; get him back), Charcandrick West, Tim Hightower, and possibly Jay Cutler if you are desperate for a QB.

For the record, Chad calls Green the GOAT for Bengals receivers

Chad Johnson is walking through Times Square with his hat pulled slightly down so he doesn’t get recognized. He’s in New York to take care of some business he says and, no, he hasn’t seen the Naked Cowboy, the Times Square guitarist born in Cincinnati.

Live: Bengals DC Paul Guenther on Beyond the Stripes

Having trouble watching the stream above? Click or tap here to watch on our Facebook page. Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is joining us on Beyond the Stripes Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Hofbrauhaus Newport.

Bengals' run game finds its rhythm; Eifert's impact

Don’t look now, but at the halfway point in the NFL calendar, the Cincinnati Bengals are the No. 6 rushing team in the National Football League. The Bengals are averaging 120.2 yards per game on the ground, a number that is second in the AFC to only Buffalo (154.1)

Bengals at the bye: Changes may be coming

Hours after the Cincinnati Bengals touched down at CVG on Monday morning to complete a whirlwind trip to London, coaches were already in meetings and breaking down film of the 27-27 tie with Washington, and by Tuesday work had already begun to sift through the first eight games of the year.

An inside look at The Enquirer’s London coverage

I wanted to pen some final notes and thoughts from our trip to London before it fades completely away like a contrail. It was quite the experience, to travel so far in such a short amount of time. Friday proved to be a bit of a struggle as Paul Daugherty, Paul Dehner, Jr., Kareem Elgazzar, Sam Greene tried to sleep on the planes and then stay awake through the rest of the day. Personally, I hit a wall at the Bengals’ practice at Allianz Park, home of the Saracens rugby club, at about 3 in the afternoon London time.

Cincinnati Bengals' Marvin Lewis OK with OT rules, calls college ones hokey

Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn't in favor of changing the NFL's overtime rules, even after his team played the Washington Redskins to a 27-27 draw on Sunday. Sunday's tie, which occurred one week after the Cardinals and Seahawks finished in a 6-6 stalemate, sparked conversation about whether the NFL should change its rules so that no game ends in a tie. One proposal has been to change to the NCAA overtime rules, which give each team an untimed possession on the opponent's 25-yard line. Play continues with extra periods until one team wins.

Chad Johnson: A.J. Green 'greatest Bengals receiver of all time'

Former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Johnson knows who he thinks deserves the title of the franchise's greatest wide receiver. Surprisingly, it's not himself. Johnson, the franchise's leader in receiving yards, told the team website that A.J. Green has already earned that title, despite being in just his sixth season.

AFC North Bytes

With First Place On The Line, Ravens Hone In On Their Division

Brother Jim and father Jack Harbaugh were at Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night. John Harbaugh, however, was hundreds of miles away at home in Baltimore after a long weekend of watching tape, working to turn the Ravens' season around. “We’re just trying to find a way to win a game right now,” John said when asked why he didn’t attend the baseball game. Harbaugh’s focus of Monday’s press conference was hope yet urgency.

Cleveland Browns scouting report: Dallas Cowboys

Now recognized as the league’s finest unit, it started the season underperforming. Left guard La’el Collins struggled early. After Collins suffered a toe injury in Game 3, veteran Ron Leary stepped in and the unit galvanized. Pro Bowl talent like left tackle Tyron Smith, center Travis Frederick and right guard Zack Martin are really the identity of the offense now.

Mike Tomlin says Ben Roethlisberger could play this week

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said last week that he’s hopeful his knee will be well enough for him to return to the lineup against the Ravens in Week Nine, but the only word from the Steelers about that short a timeline came when president Art Rooney II called it a best-case scenario.

Random Bytes

NFLPA honors ESPN's Mortensen with Georgetown Lombardi Award

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen was honored Oct. 29 with the National Football League Players Association’s Georgetown Lombardi Award in recognition of his contributions to pro football and his courageous battle against cancer.

The 2016 NFL MVP race was on full display in Week 8

You may or may not have noticed it, but Week 8 in the NFL was a microcosm of the league’s MVP race. Typically, there’s more discussion around the race for the league’s Most Valuable Player award, but with other topics owning the NFL news cycle, it’s somewhat flown under the radar.

Letter to My Younger Self | Ray Allen

Dear 13-year-old Ray, When you get off the school bus tomorrow, you’re going to be in a whole new world. This is nothing new. Every time your father gets stationed at a new Air Force base, you have to say goodbye to your friends and start a new life. It’s the same routine once every three years or so. New school, new culture, new faces.

Best trade every NFL team has ever made

Randy Moss' career was revitalized after coming to New England. Brett Favre became a legend in Green Bay. NFL Nation reporters pick the greatest trade in franchise history for all 32 teams.