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The Bengals won, but they didn’t improve at running the ball or with red zone efficiency. Josh Gordon is entering rehab. The NFL announced the entertainment for this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

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SN exclusive: Bengals' Mike Brown talks playoff-win drought, small market teams, Vontaze Burfict

CINCINNATI — Mike Brown remembers when the NFL’s main office was small enough to fit into the same area as his modest work space inside Paul Brown Stadium. In many ways, he wishes that was still the case.

Bengals' A.J. Green runs wild in win against hapless Dolphins

There is A.J. Green, and there's the rest of the Cincinnati Bengals' offense. That distinction has become clear. It was the Green show on Thursday night in a 22-7 win against the Miami Dolphins (1-3). The Bengals (2-2) are now back at .500 with 10 days' rest before traveling to face Dallas next week.

Week 4: Dolphins vs. Bengals highlights

The Cincinnati Bengals take on the Miami Dolphins in Week 4 of the 2016 season.

Green, defense beach Miami

Perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver A.J. Green, still fuming over his dropped third down pass on Sunday in the fourth quarter against Denver, took over the Thursday night showcase at Paul Brown Stadium before 60,834 with 10 catches for 173 yards and led the Bengals to an ugly but utterly necessary 22-7 victory.

Doc: Bengals will need running game

here was no need to pretend any longer. With 10 minutes left in the first half, Andy Dalton threw down the middle of the field to A.J. Green, who was as open as any receiver could be in the jaws of a defense. Green caught it in stride, for 21 yards.

Dolphins at Bengals postgame analysis

Bengals beat writers Paul Dehner Jr. and Jim Owczarski break down the team's 22-7 win against the Dolphins on Thursday night.

A.J. Green's Dominance Forming Blueprint for Bengals' Success in AFC North

Sometimes the answer is staring you right in the face. After dropping their last two games, a scrambling Cincinnati Bengals team entered Thursday night's home tilt with the Miami Dolphins searching for answers as to how to goose their sputtering offense.

AFC North Bytes

Surprising Ravens seek to stay unbeaten against Raiders

Off to their best start since 2009, the Baltimore Ravens are one of only five unbeaten teams in the NFL. Kelechi Osemele is among the few who saw this coming - even though Baltimore went 5-11 last season with Osemele on the offensive line.

Josh Gordon enters rehab, tenure with Cleveland Browns could be over

osh Gordon released a statement late Thursday saying he has made the decision to enter rehab. He will not rejoin the Cleveland Browns next week, and the question is whether he will ever rejoin the Browns. At this point, it's hard to see that happening.

Steelers release Richardson

The Steelers released running back Daryl Richardson, it was announced today. Richardson saw action in all three games in 2016 for the Steelers. He signed a Reserve/Future Contract with Pittsburgh on January 20, 2016.

Random Bytes

Take Care of Your Players

Welcome to Tuesdays with Richard on Thursdays, a video series featuring Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. Throughout the 2016 season, Richard will take you inside every aspect of his life, on and off the field. In this episode, as part of our Players’ POV series, Richard discusses the relationship between the NFL and its players.

J.J. Watt Injury Update: Texans Star Undergoes Season-Ending Back Surgery

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt underwent surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disk in his back, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

Lady Gaga Will Perform at Super Bowl LI Halftime Show

Lady Gaga officially will perform during halftime at Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston. The superstar singer announced the news Thursday

Randy Gregory Suspended 10 Games

The NFL announced Thursday it has suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory for 10 games, according to's Dan Graziano. The punishment is on top of the four-game suspension Gregory was already serving.

Odell Beckham Jr. of New York Giants says he won't change ways

Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't plan to make any major changes after his sideline outburst in Sunday's loss to the Washington Redskins, even after Giants coach Ben McAdoo said publicly that the receiver needed to control his emotions better in order to become less of a distraction.

Dez Bryant on delaying MRI: 'I made a poor decision'

Star receivers come packed with intriguing, and sometimes thorny, personalities -- something the Dallas Cowboys know well. With Dez Bryant facing fines for missing an MRI exam and team meetings on both Monday and Tuesday, coach Jason Garrett openly addressed the status of his banged-up pass-catcher, acknowledging that "the situation with Dez is an interesting one, a challenging one."