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Bengals Bytes (12/5): No fly zone

The Bengals still haven’t lost to the Eagles in Cincinnati. Neither the Ravens or Steelers yield any breathing room to the other. Eric Berry finished his return to Atlanta with a wild play.

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Former Bengal Chad Johnson: ‘It’s cool to be back where it all...

Former Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson says he has always been humble under the surface, but when he was in the NFL, he had to keep up a certain façade. After being honored as a Bengals legend Sunday, he was feeling particularly modest.

Quick hits: Long-time coming; New look O-line delivers

After securing their first win in six weeks that included a trip to London and a bye, the Bengals took time to savor Sunday’s 32-14 win over the Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium. "We lost three in a row and that’s bad," said one Bengal. "But it seemed liked seven."

Dalton, Bengals ground Eagles, 32-14

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, blistering 21 of his first 27 passes for 311 yards and a 139.4 passer rating, ended the longest winless drought of his six seasons when he staked the Bengals to a 29-0 lead by directing six scores on their first six drives during Sunday’s 32-14 victory over the Eagles at Paul Brown Stadium.

Eagles at Bengals Postgame Quotes

I thought it was a good effort today. We were able to be productive when they stacked up in front. We were able to throw the football effectively, and we took advantage of the opportunities they gave us.

Doc: Good Burfict lifts Bengals

The Philadelphia Eagles came and Wentz, barely chirping. The Bengals dispatched them easily. The 32-14 brush-off was further testament to the NFL’s prodigious mediocrity. It was also tribute to Cincinnati’s laudable unwillingness to ditch the rest of this sorry season.

Bengals, Steelers 'flexed' out of Sunday Night Football

NBC Sports announced Sunday that they are "flexing" the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers out of the Sunday, Dec. 18 time slot. The game will now be at 1 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium and broadcast on CBS.

Dalton slices up Eagles on third down

Throughout the week, Andy Dalton and Brandon LaFell ran one particular red-zone play six times in the seclusion of a practice week outside Paul Brown Stadium. The seventh was a sight for the 55,546 on Sunday. With 11 minutes, 21 seconds left in the third quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals’ 32-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, LaFell lined up to Dalton’s right on third down at the Eagles’ eight-yard line.

NFL competition committee to review intentional holding at end of Baltimore Ravens

The NFL's competition committee will review the final play of last week's Baltimore Ravens-Cincinnati Bengals game to determine whether the tactics used by the Ravens will be allowed in the future, a league source told ESPN. Baltimore intentionally committed holding on nine Bengals players to run off the final 11 seconds before punter Sam Koch conceded a safety and the game ended in a 19-14 Ravens victory.

Cincinnati Bengals handle Eagles, but win may be too little, too late

It took the Cincinnati Bengals 13 weeks, but they finally looked like the team that made the playoffs five years in a row. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict picked off Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz twice, Andy Dalton threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns and the Bengals' defense pitched a first-half shutout en route to a 32-14 win Sunday.

AFC North Bytes

Ravens throttle the Dolphins to improve to 7-5

For a pair of teams that are each 7-5, the Ravens and Dolphins couldn’t look any more different. The Ravens dominated the Dolphins, beating them 38-6 to snap Miami’s six-game winning streak.

Time for Robert Griffin to reward Hue Jackson’s faith in him

Let’s give the Browns a mulligan on their first 12 games. Why not? Reportedly, this is the feeling inside their headquarters. Status quo is the new mantra now that the organization is “directionally correct.” Front office “alignment” is beautiful. Nary a text message from on high has been sent – or at least discovered -- second-guessing Hue Jackson’s game decisions.

Defense Doesn't Break, Offense Splashes In Steelers' 24-14 Win

The recent winning streak of the Pittsburgh Steelers was put to the test Sunday afternoon when the New York Giants traveled to Heinz Field. It was an eventful game, as the Steelers did what they needed to do in order to walk away with the victory, winning the game 24-14.

Random Bytes

Earl Thomas Injury: Updates on Seahawks Star's Leg and Recovery

Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffered a broken leg during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers when he collided with teammate Kam Chancellor and was ruled out of the contest, the team announced. He was carted off the field, per Jeff Darlington of ESPN. Thomas said the injury has him thinking about retirement.

Carolina Panthers Cam Newton's non-start was coach Ron Rivera's decision, not injury

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was held out of the opening series of Sunday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a dress code violation. The decision was made by coach Ron Rivera, team spokesperson Steven Drummond said.

Bills vs. Raiders ends with amazing comeback

When the Buffalo Bills took a 15-point lead midway through the third quarter, the game was right in the comfort zone for the Oakland Raiders. Derek Carr led yet another comeback with two touchdown passes in the second half and Khalil Mack helped force two turnovers that rallied the Raiders to their biggest comeback in 16 years with a 38-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Eric Berry steals show in another Chiefs road triumph

When Eric Berry gets his hands on the ball, he's likely to score points. The Georgia native's emotional pick six just before halftime and "pick two" of Matt Ryan's two-point conversion attempt with 4:32 left was the difference in the game. It was a fitting way for this Chiefs team, which has reached 9-3 almost exclusively on their turnover margin, to win an incredibly entertaining game.