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Bengals Bytes (11/6): Looking back

The Bengals are off today so take a look back at the season so far. Ben Roethlisberger remains a game time decision. A former Browns player is considering an early retirement.

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A look back

They’ve carried them through a choppy 3-4-1 first half of the season even though they played the first six games without Pro Bowl tight end Tyler Eifert and four new wide receivers while Dalton has been sacked 25 times, second most in the NFL. Green finished off his half with an NFL-leading 59 catches and 896 yards, both team-record paces by large amounts. Enough said. They needed him to come up big and he’s come up bigger. Now he leads in the derby to replace Calvin Johnson as the best receiver in the game.

Cincinnati Bengals' midseason awards

The Cincinnati Bengals are 3-4-1 but remain in the AFC North title hunt. At the halfway point of the season, Enquirer beat writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner Jr. hand out their midseason awards.

AFC North Bytes

Will Steve Smith get his long-awaited chance to 'hunt up' Mike Mitchell?

If Steve Smith Sr. is healthy enough to play Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens will get back their No. 1 wide receiver and Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell will get a bull's-eye on his jersey. Sunday's game could mark the first meeting between Smith and Mitchell since Smith declared he was on his "lifetime hit list." Smith is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Browns vs. Cowboys - The Sunday Five

Each week during the regular season, I take a look at five general bullet points about the Browns, either about this past week, today’s game, or fan-related news. Here is what we have for you heading into today’s Browns vs. Cowboys game in Cleveland.

Game time decisions facing Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger, Ravens’ Steve Smith Sr.

We understand gamesmanship, but this is sort of ridiculous. The Pittsburgh Steelers are in Baltimore to take on the Ravens at 1 p.m. ET Sunday, and a few hours before kickoff, neither team is making a public decision on the availability of key players, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Baltimore’s Steve Smith Sr.

Random Bytes

Raiders expect no issues for Amari Cooper on Sunday night

The Raiders can end Sunday night with first place in the AFC West all to themselves and it doesn’t look like they will have to work around a limited Amari Cooper to beat the Broncos.

Miami Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron going on IR, contemplating retirement

Miami Dolphins tight end Jordan Cameron, who has had four concussions in the past four years, is considering retirement, a source confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, as the team placed the former Pro Bowler on injured reserve Saturday. Cameron, who will miss the remainder of the season, hasn't played since suffering a concussion against the Browns in Week 3. The Miami Herald first reported that Cameron is considering retirement.

Mike Nolan Comments on Problems with 49ers, Trent Baalke and More

Former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan believes there are deeply rooted issues in the organization, but he stood behind general manager Trent Baalke in an interview regarding the state of the Niners Saturday.

NFL 360: Ezekiel Elliott's rising star with Mike Silver

Take a peak into Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott as he settles into his new lifestyle in Dallas.

Bills 'confident' McCoy, Harvin will play vs. Seahawks

Bills coach Rex Ryan said Saturday that he is "confident" that running back LeSean McCoy and newly-unretired wide receiver Percy Harvin will play Monday night against the Seahawks.