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Bengals Bytes (10/11): How Cincinnati players eat to get ready for their games

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Meet the chef responsible for the food the fuels the Bengals.

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Boyd brings Pitt pedigree to Bengals-Steelers
OK. We’ve heard from the Cincinnati Kids about Bengals-Steelers that takes place for the 98th time on Sunday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12; click here for tickets) at Paul Brown Stadium. And just imagine if Game 100 is a Wild Card Game.

Dalton, Lewis News Conference Transcripts - 10/10
“I feel like we’ve definitely taken a step in the out-of-pocket explosive plays. There have been different things that have caused it, but I think our guys have a good feel to reacting when I’m able to move. We’ve been able to hit some big plays off it.”

Quick Hits: Back In The Fold; Ross Working, Gio Rehabbing; Injury frustrates, but Preston Eyes Sunday
They are two back-of-the-roster signings that brought former players back into the fold and much appreciated by Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis even if they may not impact Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12; click here for tickets) at Paul Brown Stadium against the Steelers.

Bengals Sign TE Matt Lengel
When the Bengals re-signed prodigal son Matt Lengel Wednesday, it put them back to four tight ends for Sunday’s game (1 p.m.-Cincinnati’s Channel 12) against the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium.

NFL Week 6 odds, picks: Steelers beat Bengals to get back in playoff race; Browns outlast Chargers
It's Steelers-Bengals Week, y'all. Recent history favors Pittsburgh, which has won the last six meetings, but Cincinnati is playing some of its best football in several years. And if the Bengals find a way to win on Sunday afternoon, they'll move to 5-1, their best start since 2015, when they bolted to an 8-0 start. A win will also put them three games up on the Steelers, whose playoff hopes will be immeasurably more difficult should they fall to 2-3-1.

Steelers players admit they wanted ‘revenge’ after Ryan Shazier injury
At least two Pittsburgh Steelers players were out for “revenge” against the Cincinnati Bengals for a brief period of time after Ryan Shazier’s injury when the two teams met last December.

Week 6 Injury Report (Bengals)
In his absence Terrell Edmunds started the last three games, but he suffered a calf injury against the Falcons. The good news, though, is Edmunds was a full-go in practice on Wednesday.

Meet the personal chef who provides the ‘fuel’ for some Cincinnati Bengals players
Kymberly Wilbon is the head coach of her kitchen. The Cincinnati native calls all the cooking shots at her business, The Passion Plate. Cooking at her pod at Findlay Kitchen, Wilbon figures out which flavors work for her customers and which ones get sidelined.

Resetting AFC North: Cleveland Browns' chances, biggest surprises
The Cincinnati Bengals are in first place with four wins in their first five games. The Pittsburgh Steelers are a weekly drama show with a 45.8 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to ESPN's FPI. Joe Flacco is averaging almost 50 pass attempts per game for the 3-2 Baltimore Ravens. And the Cleveland Browns have not only won a game (or two), but you could also make a compelling case for how they could be 5-0.

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Fantasy Football Week 6: Matt Camp's Fantasy Big Board | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Last week, playing Blake Bortles seemed like a good idea in a favorable matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Surprisingly, I took questions about playing him over the likes Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. It took Bortles 61 attempts to throw for 430 yards and a touchdown, but he also wound up with four interceptions and a lost fumble. Both Rodgers and Brees outscored Bortles because in the end, top talent will almost always rise to the occasion.

Report: Mike Tomlin Fined $25K for Ripping Refs After Falcons vs. Steelers
According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the fine was levied after Tomlin called the officiating "a joke" and added: "We've got to get better as a National Football League. Man, these penalties are costing people games and jobs. We've got to get them correct. So, I'm pissed."

Ron Rivera Says Eric Reid Kneeling for National Anthem Is 'Not an Issue'
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera reiterated on Wednesday he's not concerned with recently signed safety Eric Reid kneeling during the United States national anthem because it's a First Amendment right, not a football issue.

Colts' Matt Slauson Played with 2 Broken Vertebrae, Could Have Been Paralyzed
Indianapolis Colts guard Matt Slauson suffered a significant injury during last Thursday's loss to the New England Patriots that could have been even worse. Per Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star, Slauson continued to play in the game after suffering two broken vertebrae in his spine during the third quarter and could have been paralyzed.