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Bengals Bytes (11/5): Meant to be broken

A.J. Green has a chance to rewrite the history books this season. Antonio Brown shows off his new cleats. Doug Martin is finally returning to action.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Ravens claim Lewis-Harris

Cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris was claimed by the Ravens Friday. It looks like cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris is going to play the Steelers and Browns again in the next six days. It just happens to be for the other AFC North contender after the Ravens claimed him on waivers, reported Friday.

Hobson's Choice: bye-in

I have to give Marvin a mulligan on that one. I don’t think a coach should be held responsible for what he says in those first weird, dazed moments after a tie. A freaking tie, for God’s sake. Especially one on another continent with so many twists right at the end.

Cincinnati Bengals wideout A.J. Green has several records in sights

Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green is having one of the best seasons of his career, and at the midpoint of the season, it looks like it could potentially be one for the record books. As of Thursday, Green ranks second in the NFL with 896 receiving yards and 59 catches. He was leading the NFL in receiving yards until Thursday, when he was passed up by Julio Jones, who now has played one more game than Green this season. Green is averaging a league-leading 112 yards-per-game.

AFC North Bytes

Cleveland Browns Vs. Dallas Cowboys: Bold Predictions For NFL Week 9

The Cleveland Browns are set to host the Dallas Cowboys in NFL Week 9 action. It is a game that many believe will end up being extremely lopsided, although stranger things have happened than the Browns pulling off an upset over the best team in the NFC would be in NFL history.

Antonio Brown Flaunts Special DJ Khaled Edition Cleats

They don't want you to have customized DJ Khaled Antonio Brown went and got customized DJ Khaled cleats. The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver is likely hoping he's found the key to success with these pregame Nike Alpha Pro kicks—customized by sneaker legends Dez and Kreative—that bear DJ Khaled's face on the left cleat and, appropriately, key and lock emojis on the right.

SportsTalk Live's 3 things to watch: Ravens-Steelers

Brian Mitchell and Rob Carlin give their 3 things to watch in the Ravens-Steelers matchup

Random Bytes

Bucs RB Doug Martin finally eyeing return, against Bears

Tampa Bay’s running back woes could finally be coming to an end. Appearing on SiriusXM NFL Radio with co-host Gil Brandt and me, Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter said Friday night there is optimism that starter Doug Martin can return to practice from a hamstring injury next week and play in Tampa Bay’s Nov. 13 home game against Chicago.

Why Sunday's win proved the Cowboys need Tony Romo now more than ever

Dak Prescott has started just seven games in the NFL. Remarkably, he’s won six of them with the biggest of his career coming on Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles – the Dallas Cowboys’ bitter rival. It kept the Cowboys alone in first place in the NFC East, steering them two games clear of everyone else in the division. He did so in dramatic comeback fashion, overcoming a 10-point deficit to beat fellow rookie Carson Wentz and the Eagles in overtime.

HOF: Posthumous enshrinees don’t get jacket or ring

The Hall of Fame has generated a perfunctory, and expected, explanation for the decision to not give Ken Stabler’s family a gold jacket and a ring. To get the jacket and the ring, the enshrinee must be still alive.

Week 9 Cheat Sheet

A Eli Manning-Carson Wentz NFC East showdown highlights an exciting Week 9 of NFL action. Everything you need to know about that game, and every other contest, is in this week's Cheat Sheet.